René Levy - ARCHIVE

Education and work experience

Trainings

1964-1970
Student of sociology, psychology and economics at the University of Zurich, Switzerland

Work experience

Co-responsable researcher: The active citizen
Study within the framework of the National research program 6, "Decision processes in Swiss democracy", about the political mobilisations in Switzerland from 1945 to 1978
1977 - 1980
Switzerland

Co-responsable researcher: Women in Switzerland
Nationwide study on the situation of women in Switzerland, mandate by the Swiss national commission for the UNESCO
1970 - 1974
Switzerland

Academics
1976-1977 invited professor, University of Ottawa
1980-1996 extraordinary professor
1998-2003 invited professor, University of Fribourg
1996-2001 associated professor
2001-2006 ordinary professor
2006 emeritus

2003-2006
Director of the Institute of interdisciplinary studies of life trajectories (ITB)

2001-2006
Head of project for the creation of the Lemanic Center for interdisciplinary studies of life courses and life styles (Pavie) withing the IRIS axis of the SVS project and director of the Center

1998-2003
Visiting professor at the University of Fribourg (teaching of "Sociology of Social Stratification", alternately in Germand and French)

1992-1996
Rectorate's delegate for building up the Service of Continuing Education at Lausanne University

1977-1980
Assistant researcher at the Center for conflict research, University of Zurich, co-responsible of the project "The active citizen" (National research program 6, "Decisional processes in Swiss democracy")

1976-1977
Visiting professor, Ottawa University, Canada, Dept. of sociology (winter and summer semester)

1975-1976
Assistant researcher at the Center for conflict research, University of Zurich

1970-1973
Researcher and co-responsible of the projet "The social position of women in Switzerland" (contract of Swiss national commission for the UNESCO)

Others activities

President, Swiss society of sociology (SSS)
Member of the SSS steering committee 1983-1994, various initiatives of scientific politics in favour of the social sciences, member of several sub-committees and working groups since 1975, advisory committee since 1999, honorary member of the SSS in 2001.
1989 - 1994
Switzerland

National research programme 60 "Equality between men and women"
Member of the steering committee and of its executive bureau, as such diverse activities of expertise, publication and valorisation
2009 - 2014
Switzerland

Creation and follow-up of SIDOS (Information and documentary service for the social sciences)
Member of the SIDOS endowment committee, member of the committee's executive bureau and president of its Scientific council (1992-2001, Scientific council 1992-1997).
1992 - 2001
Switzerland

Directing committee of the Schweizerisches Sozialarchiv, Zurich
Member of the committee (1987-2016) and member of the committee of the Ellen Rifkin Hill endowment (2006-2016)
1987 - 2016
Switzerland

Creation and follow-up of Seismo publishing for the social sciences
Co-founder and President of its administrative council 1988-2001
1988 - 2001
Switzerland

Member of the National Research Council of the Swiss National Science Foundation
Division IV, Section National Centres of Competence in Research, from 2000 to 2008, as such president and vice-president of several international expert panels

Competences

Direction of large-scale surveys

quantitative analysis, theory construction on the meso- and macroscopic level in a perspective of general sociology

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