Keynote Speakers

Sighard Neckel

Sighard Neckel is a sociologist and currently Professor of Society and Social Change at the University of Hamburg. His research focuses on economic and financial sociology, the social analysis of modern capitalism, the sociology of sustainability, the sociology of culture, and the sociology of emotions. Sighard Neckel has held professorships in Vienna, Frankfurt am Main, as well as visiting professorships and fellowships at Duke University (USA), Macquarie University Sydney, Seoul National University, University of Crete, University of Katowice, and University of Zurich, among others. His publications include the monograph “Status und Scham. Zur symbolischen Reproduktion sozialer Ungleichheit” (Campus, Verlag, 1991), “Burnout, Fatigue, Exhaustion: An Interdisciplinary Perspective on a Modern Affliction” (with Anna Katharina Schaffner and Greta Wagner (eds.), Palgrave Macmillan, 2017), or “Sternstunden der Soziologie. Wegweisende Theoriemodelle des soziologischen Denkens.” (with Ana Mijic, Christian von Scheve, and Monica Titton, Campus Verlag, 2010) for which they received the René König Textbook Prize of the German Sociological Association (DGS).

Olga Sabido Ramos

Olga Sabido Ramos is Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Autonóma Metropolitana in Mexico City (UNAM). Her research focuses on sociological theory, classical and contemporary approaches with a relational focus, contemporary revision of Georg Simmel’s classical sociology as well as body, senses and affectivity from a sociological angle. She has been Head of the Research Area of Sociological Thought at UNAM and is currently part of Editorial Committees of national and international journals, such as Simmel Studies or Acta Sociológica and Digithum. She is a member of the International Simmel Association for Relational Analysis and Creation, and of the research networks Red Latinoamericana de Estudios sobre Georg Simmel and The Feminist Love Studies Network, among others.Her publications include “Los sentidos del cuerpo: Un giro sensorial en la investigación social y los estudios de género” (2019, UNAM), “The senses as a resource of meaning in the construction of the Stranger: an approach from Georg Simmel´s relational sociology” (2017, Simmel Studies), or “In the Name of Love: A Relational Approach to Young People´s Relationships in Urban Mexico” (2018, in Affective Inequalities in Intimate Relationships, Routledge).