Dr Eric Lybeck

Presidential Fellow (Academic)

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Working in the emerging field of Critical University Studies, Lybeck's work draws on processual and civic approaches to social knowledge and practices to make new connections between the disciplines of sociology and education. His doctoral research at Cambridge explored the history of the social and legal sciences during the late 19th century transfer of university models from Germany to America. 

He is currently editor-in-chief of the journal, Civic Sociology, published by University of California Press - www.civicsociology.org


  • higher education, sociology, social theory, historical sociology, civics

Education / academic qualifications

  • 2016 - Doctor of Philosophy, Progressive Sociology, Conservative Universities: Tracing the Legacies of German Legal Science in American Social Science, University of Cambridge
  • 2010 - Master of Arts, Modernity, Capitalism, and War: Toward a Sociology of War in the Nineteenth Century, 1815-1914, University of Tennessee
  • 2003 - Bachelor of Arts, Runes, Vikings, Kings and Christ: Scandinavian Religions from 800 to 1250 C.E, Rutgers The State University of New Jersey

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