Didier Fassin named Chair at Collège de France

Sept. 23, 2022

Warm congratulations to Didier Fassin, James D. Wolfensohn Professor of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study and Visiting Professor in our Department, on his appointment to the prestigious Collège de France, where he will hold the Chair “Moral Questions and Political Issues in Contemporary Societies.” Initially trained as a physician at Paris University Pierre et Marie Curie, he practiced internal medicine and taught public health at the Hospital of La Pitié Salpétrière, before turning to the social sciences and becoming one of the world’s leading anthropologists. Working at the interface of medical and political anthropology, Fassin has carried out ethnographic research in Senegal, Ecuador, South Africa, and France. The author of twenty books, he has recently developed the field of critical moral anthropology, which explores the historical, social, and political signification of moral forms involved in everyday judgment and action as well as in the making of national policies and international relations. We look forward to continuing engagement with Professor Fassin’s trailblazing work scholarly work and teaching. Click here to read more on Professor Didier Fassin.