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Dr Christian Robitaille


LECTURER IN SOCIOLOGY
Sociology

robitac@hope.ac.uk

I joined Liverpool Hope University in January 2022 as a Lecturer in Sociology. Prior to this, I was a Part-Time Professor in Sociology at the University of Ottawa in Canada (2019-2021). I have also taught Sociology, Economics, and Mathematics at various colleges in Montreal and Ottawa (2016-2020). 

I hold a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of Ottawa (2021), an M.A. in Economics from the University of Toronto (2015), and a B.Sc. in Mathematics and Economics from the University of Montreal (2014). 

My research interests are linked to the sociology of action and beliefs. They also aim at clarifying the historical and theoretical links between sociology and economics. More specifically, they include: epistemology, the theory of action and rationality, collective beliefs and their social impacts, and the history of thought in the social sciences. 


Publications

Robitaille, C. (Accepted). "La question de la connaissance a priori en sciences sociales: les points de vue de Simiand, Mises et Simmel." Revue de philosophie economique / Review of Economic Philosophy.

Robitaille, C. (2022). "Carl Menger on theory and history." Cosmos + Taxis: Studies in Emergent Order and Organization 10 (5-6):61-74.

McLaughlin, G. and Robitaille, C. (2021). "Radicalization toward violent extremism: a typology based on a general theory of rationality." Behavioral Sciences of Terrorism and Political Aggression (forthcoming, awaiting volume assignation).

Robitaille, C. (2021). "Halbwachs on Quetelet and the use of statistics in sociology." In: Leroux, R. and Marcel, J.-C. (eds.) The Anthem Companion to Maurice Halbwachs. London: Anthem Press, pp. 109-128.

Robitaille, C. (2020). "Simmelian elements in Raymond Boudon's general theory of rationality." The Tocqueville Review / La revue Tocqueville 41 (2): 121-135.

Robitaille, C. (2020). "Time preference and religious affiliation in Canada: a quantitative analysis." Canadian Jewish Studies 30: 136-161.

Robitaille, C. (2019). "Ludwig von Mises, sociology, and metatheory." Quarterly Journal of Austrian Economics 22 (2): 242-270.