Nico Stehr (*1942) is "Karl Mannheim Professor for Cultural Studies" at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen, Germany, a private university.
He received a PhD in sociology from the University of Oregon in 1970. Between 1967 and 2000, he taught at American and Canadian universities. His last appointment in Canada was that of fellow in Peter Wall Institute for Advanced Study der University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. During the academic year 2002-2003 he was Paul-Lazarsfeld-Professor (a visiting appointment) at the University of Vienna. He is Senior Research Fellow of the Sustainable Development Research Institute, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, a fellow of the Fellow the Center for Advanved Study of the Humanities, Essen, Germany, editor of the Canadian Journal of Sociology (until 2006) and a Fellow of the Royal Society .His research interests center on the transformation of modern societies into knowledge societies and associated developments in different social institutions of modern society (e.g. science, politics, and the economy).
(ed. with René Kõnig) Wissenschaftssoziologie. Studien und Matrialien. Sonderheft 18 der Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychlogie (Westdeutscher Verlag, 1975); ISBN 3-531-11326-7
(ed. with Volker Meja und David Kettler) Karl Mannheim, Strukturen des Denkens (Suhrkamp,......