Paul Rabinow
#2914 Overall Influence

Paul Rabinow

American anthropologist

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Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California at Berkeley and director of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory (ARC). He earned his B.A., M.A. and Ph.D in anthropology from the University of Chicago. He has also studied at the École Pratique des Hautes Études in Paris, France. He has held Fulbright fellowships at the National Museum in Rio de Janeiro and the University of Iceland.

A recognized scholar on the works of Michel Foucault, and his “anthropology of reason”. He is widely known for his willingness to, and propensity for, “tinkering” with current modes and methods of inquiry and seeking to invent and employ new methods.

A prolific author, Rabinow has published many critical works, such as Symbolic Domination: Cultural Form and Historical Change in Morocco, French Modern: Norms and Forms of the Social Environment, and Marking Time: On the Anthropology of the Contemporary.

His teaching career has taken him to the École Normale Supérieure and École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, France. He is a co-founder of the French Cultural Studies program at University of California at Berkeley, the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center, and the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory.

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Paul Rabinow is Professor of Anthropology at the University of California , Director of the Anthropology of the Contemporary Research Collaboratory , and former Director of Human Practices for the Synthetic Biology Engineering Research Center . He is perhaps most famous for his widely influential commentary and expertise on the French philosopher Michel Foucault.

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University of California, Berkeley
University of California, Berkeley

Public research university in Berkeley, California, United States

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University of Chicago
University of Chicago

Private research university in Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Influence Rankings by Discipline

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#238 World Rank #134 USA Rank
Anthropology
#2538 World Rank #534 USA Rank
Philosophy