Michel Wieviorka is a renowned sociologist noted for his work on violence, terrorism, racism, social movements and the theory of social change. A number of his books are translated from French in different languages, including in English The Making of terrorism (University of Chicago Press), The Arena of racism (Sage), Violence: A New Approach (Sage), The Lure of Anti-Semitism (Brill) and Evil (Polity Press), and several books with Alain Touraine.
A professor at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales since 1989, the President of the Fondation Maison des Sciences de l’Homme (Paris) since 2009, and the director of CADIS (1993-2009), he has been elected in Durban as the 2006-2010 President of the International Sociological Association.
Wieviorka is the founder and editor of the new journal SOCIO, founded in 2013. In the first issue of SOCIO , he published a Manifesto for Social Sciences written with Craig Calhoun.
In 1989, he was the first scholar to receive the Bulzoni Editore Special Award of the European Amalfi Prize for Sociology and Social Sciences, for his book Société et terrorisme (1988, English edition The Making of Terrorism, 1993).