Professor John Scott FBA

Social stratification and power, property ownership and business organisation; theory and its history in sociology, early British sociology; social network analysis, research methodology, the use of documents in social research.

Elected 2007

John Scott is an Honorary Professor at the Universities of Essex, Exeter, and Copenhagen. He was formerly Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Essex and Leicester, and Pro-Vice Chancellor for Research at the University of Plymouth. He has been President, Chair, Secretary, and Treasurer of the British Sociological Association and is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences. He has been awarded the Distinguished Services to British Sociology Award, an Honorary Doctorate of the University of Essex, and in 2013 was awarded the CBE for Services to Social Science. His work covers theoretical sociology, the history of sociology, elites and social stratification, and social network analysis.

Current post

University of Essex Visiting Professor

University of Copenhagen Honorary Professor of Sociology

University of Exeter Honorary Visiting Professor

Past appointments

University of Plymouth Pro Vice-Chancellor (Research) and Professor of Sociology, University of Plymouth

2008 - 2013

Bergen University, Norway Adjunct Professor

1997 - 2005

University of Essex Professor of Sociology

1994 - 2008

British Academy appointments

Section Chair for S4 (Sociology, Demography and Social Statistics)

2015 - 2018

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