Professor Calhoun is a world-renowned social scientist whose work connects sociology to culture, communication, politics, philosophy and economics.
He took up his post as LSE Director on 1 September 2012, having left the United States where he was University Professor at New York University and director of the Institute for Public Knowledge and President of the Social Science Research Council.
Professor Calhoun took a D Phil in History and Sociology at Oxford University and a Master's in Social Anthropology at Manchester. He co-founded, with Richard Sennett, Professor of Sociology at LSE, the NYLON programme which brings together graduate students from New York and London for co-operative research programmes.
He is the author of several books including Nations Matter, Critical Social Theory, Neither Gods Nor Emperors and most recently The Roots of Radicalism (University of Chicago Press, 2012).
Describing his own approach to academic work, Professor Calhoun says: "We must set high standards for ourselves, but in order to inform the public well, not to isolate ourselves from it."
Expertise and publications: LSE Experts Directory: Professor Craig Calhoun.
Follow on twitter: @craigjcalhoun
Office hours for students
The Director's office hours are an opportunity for students to meet with the Director to discuss various subjects and issues affecting them at the LSE.
Dates and times for office hours are below:
Michaelmas Term 2015
Thursday 29th October 11am - 12pm
Thursday 12th November 4.15pm - 6pm
Lent Term 2016
Monday 1st February 3pm - 5pm
Thursday 11th February 11am - 1pm
Thursday 14th April 3pm - 5pm
Summer Term 2016
Thursday 19th May 10am - 12pm
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org no later than a week before the office hours take place to book a time with Professor Calhoun.