Professor Margaret Scotford Archer
B.Sc.(Soc.), London, 1964.
Ph.D. London, 1967.
(Thesis: The Educational Aspirations of English Working Class Parents: their formation and influence on children's school achievement).
Post-Doctoral Study at Ecole Pratique des Hautes Etudes, following the Doctorat du Troisième Cycle in the section 'Sciences Administratives'.
Date of Birth: 20.1.43
Christ?s College, Cambridge (Supervisor) 1964-6
London School of Economics (Graduate Tutor) 1965-6
University of Reading (Lecturer) 1966-73
University of Warwick (Reader) 1973-79
University of Warwick (Professor) 1979 to date
* President, International Sociological Association 1986-90.
Past University Duties
Chairperson of Department
Professor Responsible for Staff
Member of Board of Faculty of Social Studies
Member of Interdisciplinary Research Committee
Member of Professorial Promotions Committee
Member of Accommodation Committee
Member of Promotions Committee
Member of Advisory Boards for CRER and CEDAR
Chair of Chaplaincy Advisory Committee
Immediate / Past Teaching
Supervisor of 6 PhD students
Convenor of MA in Philosophy and Social Theory
Co-convenor of ?Contemporary Social Theory? (3rd year Option)
Co-convenor of 1st year Core Course ?Sociological Imagination and Investigation? (obligatory for all single and joint honours students).
ESRC Research Fellowship (June 1999 - June 2002)
( Linking structure and agency by developing the morphogenetic approach: a three year writing programme of books and articles)
Current Professional Activities:
Member of the Pontifical Academy of Social Sciences and of its governing Council, 1994-2004.
Founder Member: Academy of Learned Societies for the Social Sciences
Member of Academia Europea
Member of European Amalfi Prize Committee.
Programme Committee of International Sociological Association
Member of International Jury for the Austrian Academy of Sciences
Co-director for the Centre for Critical Realism (Registered educational charity)
Bureau International de Sociologie (Paris)
International Institute of Sociology
8 Editorial Boards of International Journals