Michael Kurt

Researcher  Book Writer Professor

Technology and Everyday Life

American Studies Association Annual Conference


I’m Michael Kurt, a professor of sociology at Columbia University.

A scholar of social science, technology, and social inequality. I’m the author of Technology and Everyday Life, Solar Power in the Developing Countries. You can also find my words in a wide range of scholarly and mainstream publications including the The Nation, New York Times, Social Text, American Quarterly, Jacobin, and The Atlantic. As Professor of sociology at Columbia University, I teach a social science research course for social justice, youth culture, and material culture.I help my students understand and practice different approaches to problem solving, including political theory and social scientific methodologies. I created this website to share my life and my practice with you.

Upcoming Events



Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary Studies

August 19-20, 2019 London, United Kingdom 

Theme: Transforming the Society for Sustainable Change

Social Sciences Organizing Committee members invite all the participants across the globe to take part in this annual conference, with the theme “Transforming the Society for Sustainable Change”.  Social Sciences 2019 joins together, providing the chief Interdisciplinary and Multidisciplinary-World-class Researchers in Sociology, Medical and Public Health Professionals, Social Scientists, and also students to showcase and discuss the recent advancements, concerns, practical difficulties experienced and the clarifications adopted in this field.



Social Science & Humanities

September 26-27, 2019 Liisabon, Portugal

Theme: Social Science & Humanities

Aims of Social Science & Humanities conference is to bring together worldwide researchers and professionals, encourage intellectual development and to create opportunities for networking and collaboration.



Energy Research and Social Science

November  6-8, 2019 Vancouver, Canada

Theme: Energy Research and Social Science

The International Conference on Energy Research and Social Science is the premier global forum for exploring the nexus of energy and society. The conference will highlight the intersection of on-going and future changes in the energy sector and global society. The opportunity to remake energy systems into more environmentally sustainable forms is thus also an opportunity to improve societal wellbeing and justice.

Michael’s  Blog

MAY 7, 2019


The effects of prolonged working life on subjective quality of life across Europe

APRIL 18, 2019


Pluralizing field analysis: Toward a relational understanding of the field of power

FEBRUARY 26, 2019


Climate change will force hundreds of marine species to move