Sophie Mützel

Portrait of Sophie Muetzel

Sophie Mützel is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Lucerne, Switzerland. Currently, she leads the MA program «Media and Networks» at the Department of Sociology, is co-initiator of the MA Computational Social Sciences (LuMACCS), and is also Vice Dean of the School of Humanities and Social Sciences. Her research interests lie in the areas of economic sociology, the sociology of culture, computational text analytic methods, sociology of the digital, social network analysis and sociological theory. Her recent book “Making Sense: Markets from Stories in New Breast Cancer Therapeutics”, published by Stanford University Press, will be out in December 2022.

Sophie studied Political Science at UC Berkeley (BA), Sociology at Cornell University (MA), and finished her PhD in Sociology at Columbia University. After completing her PhD, she held a Jean Monnet Fellowship at the European University Institute, Italy; afterwards she taught and conducted research at Humboldt-University Berlin and at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. She has been a research fellow at Harvard and held a guest professorship at the University of Vienna.

Sophie is in charge of the subproject «Imagining digital payments«.