Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - General Sociology

Prof. Dr. Andreas Reckwitz

Chair of Social Theory and Cultural Sociology



Foto Andreas Reckwitz (c)




Biographical information | Publications





Requests regarding newspaper contributions, media appearances, talks, cooperations
marie.rosenkranz (at)

Requests regarding teaching and exams
Secretary (Ulrike Ziebur): sekasowi (at)

Personal contact
andreas.reckwitz (at)


Mailing Address

Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences
Department of Social Sciences
Social Theory and Cultural Sociology
Unter den Linden 6
10099 Berlin



Universitätsstraße 3b, room 321a
10117 Berlin



Leibniz Prize

In 2019, the German Research Foundation (DFG) awarded Andreas Reckwitz the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize, the most important research award in Germany.



Translated books


Summer 2021

The End of Illusions. Politics, Economy, and Culture in Late Modernity, Polity. (Abb.: © Polity)

  • forthcoming translations: into Danish at Reitzels, Copenhagen; Spanish at Nola, Madrid
Society of Singularities
April 2020

The Society of Singularities, Polity. (cover: © Politiy Press)

  • German title: Die Gesellschaft der Singularitäten. Zum Strukturwandel der Moderne, Suhrkamp 2017.
  • forthcoming translations: 2020 into Chinese by Social Sciences Academic Press (SSAP), Beijing; 2019 into Danish by Reitzels, Copenhagen

  • translation in preparation: into French at Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, Paris; into Korean at Saemulgyul, Seoul; into Turkish at Tün Kitap, Ankara

  • Bavarian Book Prize as best non-fiction book 2017

  • 1st place in the ZDF/ Deutschlandfunk/ DIE ZEIT non-fiction bestseller list in November 2017

  • nominated for the Leipzig Book Fair Non-Fiction Prize 2018

  • Award in the program "Geisteswissenschaften International" of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels) 2018


The Invention of Creativity
April 2017

The Invention of Creativity. Modern Society and the Culture of the New, Polity Press (cover: © Wiley)

  • German title: Die Erfindung der Kreativität. Zum Prozess gesellschaftlicher Ästhetisierung, Suhrkamp 2012.
  • further translations: 2020 into Danish by Reitzels, Copenhagen; 2017 into English by Polity Press, Cambridge; 2017 into Polish by Narodowe Centrum Kultury, Warsaw

  • translation in preparation: into Korean by Saemulgyul, Seoul

  • Award in the program "Geisteswissenschaften International" of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des deutschen Buchhandels) 2014



Further German books



Reckwitz, Rosa   Krise der Spätmoderne

2021: 1st edition
(cover: © Suhrkamp)



Cover   Subjekt

2021: expanded ed.
(cover: © utb/transcript)

Das hybride Subjekt
2020: revised ed.
(cover: © Suhrkamp)

Ästhetik und Gesellschaft

2020: 3rd edition
(cover: © Suhrkamp)

Kreativität und soziale Praxis

2016: 1st edition
(cover: © transcript)

Hybride Subjekt Velbrück

2012: 2nd edition
of the paperback
(cover: © Velbrück)

Unscharfe Grenzen

2012: 2nd edition
(cover: © Transcript)

Poststrukturalistische Sozialwissenschaften

2013: 2nd edition
(cover: © Suhrkamp)

Transformation der Kulturtheorien

2012: 3rd edition
of thepaperback
(cover: © Velbrück)

Kulturen der Moderne

2007: 1st edition
(cover: © Campus)