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David Inglis


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Personal profile

Research interests

Cultural sociology.



Sociological, social and cultural theory, classical and modern.

Food and wine cultures, with special reference to globalization.

The sociology of art and aesthetics.

Society / culture / nature interfaces.

Historical sociology.

Long-term and contemporary socio-cultural change.

Curriculum vitae


Professor of Sociology, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Helsinki, 2017 - present

Professor of Sociology, Dept. Of Sociology, Philosophy and Anthropology, University of Exeter

Professor of Sociology, Dept. Of Sociology, University of Aberdeen


Education information

Undergraduate Degree

Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, University of Cambridge, BA (Honours) in the Social and Political Sciences Tripos, 1st Class Honours


Research Degree

Department of Sociology, University of York, PhD in Sociology

Description of research and teaching

I teach and research at the intersection of these areas: social theory, cultural socology, historical sociology and globalization studies.

My aim is to bring theoretical considerations to history and historical considerations to theory. 

I have written about a wide range of different things in that light.  

Currently I have particular interests in the history and globalization of wine, tea and other drinks and foodstuffs.

Some of my work has been translated into Chinese and Arabic.

Fields of Science

  • 5141 Sociology

International and National Collaboration

Publications and projects within past five years.