Dieter Vandebroeck

Curriculum vitae

Dieter Vandebroeck is a professor at the Department of Sociology and the TOR Research Group. He studied sociology at the Free University of Brussels, the Free University of Berlin and the University of Manchester, where he was a visiting fellow at the School of Social Sciences and the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC). His first book, Distinctions of the Flesh (Routledge, 2016), tackled the problem of how class divisions become inscribed in the body and how physical properties, in turn, contribute to naturalizing and legitimizing class divisions. He is currently working on an alternative textbook in contemporary sociological theory (“Talking Theory”) which consists of a series of dialogues with leading social theorists. As of 2016, Dieter is also the Program Director for the inter-disciplinary Bachelor in the Social Sciences organized by the VUB and UGent. Apart from his research, he teaches social theory to Bachelor- and Master-students (or anyone who cares to listen), works as the international coordinator of the Network for the Studies of Cultural Distinctions and Social Differentiation (SCUD) and is a member of the editorial board of Sociologos, the Flemish journal of sociology (