Université de Strasbourg

David Le Breton – honorary doctorates and recent publications

11 May 2021

David Le Breton, USIAS Chair of Anthropology of Contemporary Worlds and Professor of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Strasbourg, has been awarded two Doctor Honoris Causa.

Professor Le Breton received a Doctor Honoris Causa from the Chilean Center for Latin American Studies of Inclusive Education (CELEI) at the investiture ceremony in the framework of the International Workshop on Trends in Research on Hospital Pedagogy, which took place on 10-11 December 2020.

In 2019, he was also one of the three international personalities to be given this honorary degree by the National University of Political Studies and Public Administration (SNSPA) in Bucharest, Romania. The SNSPA academic community includes scholars who have played a special role in promoting and developing research relevant areas.

The research of David Le Breton focuses on representations of the human body and the analysis of risk behaviour. He has, furthermore, worked on and written about topics such as pain, silence, and the face. Adding to his impressive list of around 30 published works, two new books were released in 2020:  En roue libre. une anthropologie sentimentale du vélo (2020, Terre Urbaine), Marcher la vie. Un art tranquille du bonheur (2020, Métailié), both pertaining to the appreciation of a slower pace of life.

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