Prof. Eva Illouz, Ph.D.

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Eva Illouz
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eva.illouz [at] wzb.eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

Eva Illouz is a Director of Studies at the Centre européen de sociologie et de science politique, CSE-EHESS in Paris. She also was a Professor of Sociology at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Her research focuses on the sociology of capitalism, the sociology of emotions, the sociology of gender and the sociology of culture. Her work explores several significant and thought-provoking themes, such as the influence of capitalism on emotions, the commodification of romance and the meaning of freedom, choice, and individualism in the modern world. She has received numerous awards for her work, including the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation's Anneliese Meier Research Award and the EMET Award for Social Sciences. Her work is translated into 25 languages. In an international ranking, she was  found to be one of the 10 most influential women sociologists in the world.