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Reiner Keller University of Augsburg, Germany

Reiner Keller (Dr. Phil) is Professor of Sociology at Augsburg University (Germany) since 2011. He was a member of the executive board of the German sociological association from 2015 to 2019 and chaired its sociology of knowledge section from 2011 to 2016. Currently, he is a codirector of the Jakob Fugger Center for Transnational Studies at Augsburg university and coeditor of the Journal for Discourse Research. His research centres on sociology of knowledge and culture, discourse studies, sociological theory, qualitative methods, risk and environment, and French sociology. He has published extensively in these areas. Keller received the German sociological association's best textbook in sociology award in 2013–2014 for "The Interpretive Paradigm." Further books include monographies on waste policy discourses in France and Germany, the sociology of knowledge approach to discourse, Michel Foucault. See and