Eric Malczewski

Eric Malczewski

Lecturer on Social Studies
Eric Malczewski

Eric Malczewski is a Lecturer on Social Studies and serves on the Board of Advisors for Social Studies. During 2014-2016 he is a Visiting Fellow in The Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University.

His research focuses on the organizing principles of social science and epistemological issues in sociological theory. Other core interests include conceptions of nature and the environment, classical sociological theory (with a special emphasis on the thought of Émile Durkheim and Max Weber), sociology of knowledge, modern culture, philosophy of the human sciences, and culture. 

His current theoretical work focuses on the role that "symbolic presuppositions" play in social orders and institutions. His empirical focus is on the constitutive principles of modernity, nature and the environment, nationalism, and the genesis of modern institutions. He is currently working on a monograph that provides a theoretical and historical account of conceptions of nature in American culture. More information is available here:

Malczewski has taught at Harvard since 2009. He received his Ph.D. in Sociology, Political Science, and Philosophy of Social Science from the University Professors Program at Boston University. He holds a Bachelor of Science from New York University and a Master of Public Policy with Honors from The University of Chicago.

2016-17 Courses
Social Studies 10a: Introduction to Social Studies (Fall)
Social Studies 10b: Introduction to Social Studies (Spring)

Contact Information

334 William James Hall