Eva Illouz is Directrice d’Etudes at the EHESS, a member of the Center of Rationality at Hebrew University and holds the Rose Isaac Chair in Sociology. She is also a Senior Research Fellow at the Van Leer Institute and visiting professor at the Wissenschaftzentrum, in Berlin. She is a past President of the Bezalel Academy of Arts.
Her research interests include sociology of culture, sociology of emotions, sociology of capitalism, and the effect of consumerism and mass media on emotional patterns. Illouz is the author of 15 books about the impact of capitalism on romantic love, Oprah Winfrey, culture, the crystallization of the psychological culture during the 20th century, the industry of happiness, and the transformation of emotion in modernity
Her books have won numerous international awards and have been translated into 25 languages. In addition to her scholarly work, she writes for Le Monde, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit and Ha’aretz on various subjects such as literature, politics and social affairs.
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