European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Marc Keuschnigg

Institute of Sociology, Leipzig University
The Institute for Analytical Sociology, Linköping University


Prof. Dr. Marc Keuschnigg

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Marc Keuschnigg is Professor of sociological theory at Leipzig University, Associate Professor at the Institute for Analytical Sociology, and co-leader of the Swedish Excellence Center for Computational Social Science (both at Linköping University). Keuschnigg serves as Vice-President of the International Network of Analytical Sociology, and he is a member of the Leibniz Institute GESIS’s board of trustees. He received his Ph.D. in sociology from LMU Munich in 2012. Keuschnigg’s research interests include cultural dynamics, social norms, and computational social science more generally. Much of his work centers around how people use social cues to guide their behavior and how these behaviors interact to bring about hard-to-predict collective outcomes. He is principal investigator of an international research environment studying public discourse by means of computational text analysis. This research uses digital corpora as social sensors to explore swings in public opinion and the transmission of shared interpretations of societal developments and events. Keuschnigg is also engaged in a spatial perspective to sociology, especially in relation to social inequality within and between cities. His work has been published in leading sociology journals, such as the European Sociological Review, Sociological Science, and Sociological Methods & Research, as well as in general interest journals, including Nature Human Behaviour, PNAS, and Science Advances. He has received awards from the International Network of Analytical Sociology and the German Sociological Association for contributions to economic sociology and the field of model building and simulation.