Marion Fourcade

SNF Agora Visiting Fellow, AY 22-23

Marion Fourcade is professor of sociology and director of Social Science Matrix at UC Berkeley. She received her PhD from Harvard University in 2000 and is an alumnus of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Paris, France. A comparative sociologist by training and taste, she is the author of Economists and Societies: Discipline and Profession in the United States, Britain and France, 1890s to 1990s (Princeton University Press, 2009). Other published works explore national variations in neoliberal transitions, political mores, and valuation cultures. More recently, her research focus has shifted to the rise, consolidation, and social consequences of new classificatory regimes powered by digital data and algorithms. A book on this topic, “The Ordinal Society,” (with Kieran Healy) is under contract with Harvard University Press. Fourcade is a recipient of the American Sociological Association’s Distinguished Book Award and the Society for the Social Studies of Science’s Ludwik Fleck prize for outstanding book in the area of science and technology studies, as well as of the Lewis Coser award for theoretical agenda setting.