Curriculum Vitae

Name Siegwart Michael Lindenberg
Date and Place of Birth December 26, 1941 in Munich
Office Address: Department of Sociology/ICS, University of Groningen
Grote Rozenstraat 31
9712 TG Groningen
The Netherlands
Telephone: +31 (0) 50 3636204 (or +31 (0)50 3637398)
Fax +31 (0)50 3636226


1960-1962 Study of Music (composition), mainly in Cologne.
1962-1966 Study of Sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Psychology, and Philosophy of Science at the Mannheim School of Economics.
1966 M.A. (Diplomsoziologe) in Sociology, Mannheim School of Economics.
1966-1969 PhD program in Sociology at Harvard University.
1971 PhD (Sociology), Harvard University.

Professional Employment

1967-1969 Graduate student assistant, Harvard University,for teaching undergraduate tutorials in statistics and computer programming.
1969-1973 Assistant Professor of Sociology, Princeton University.
1973-1980 Associate Professor of Theoretical Sociology, Groningen University.
1980-2006 Professor of Sociology, Groningen University.
since 2007 Honorary professor of Sociology, Groningen University.
1986-present Co-founder and co-director of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS). The ICS if a research center and it offers a PhD program to selected graduate students, with full four year scholarships.

Honorary memberships

1994-present The Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, installed as member in 1994.
2005 Knighted by the Queen for scientific achievement (order of Nederlandse Leeuw).

Grants and Fellowships

1964-1968 Fellow of the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.
1966-1967 Harvard Graduate Society Prize Fellowship.
1977-1978 Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (N.I.A.S.) in Wassenaar.
1983-1984 Government grant for a research year at Harvard.
1980-present Research grants from the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO): since 1980 18 research grants (for a total of $ 3.900.000), resulting in various publications and 35 completed dissertations.
1989-1990 Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (N.I.A.S.) in Wassenaar.
1996 Fellow Center for Advanced Study, Stanford (Palo ALto).
2000 Fellow of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (N.I.A.S.) in Wassenaar.
2000-present Member of the European Academy of Sociology.

Professional Activities

1974-1988 Chairman of the Section "General and Theoretical Sociology" of the Sociology Department in Groningen.
1979-1983 Co-founder and Co-chairman of the Theory Section of the German Sociological Association.
1979-1982 Dean of the Faculty of the Social and Cultural Sciences.
1985-1990 Chairman of the Section "Explanatory Sociology" of the Netherlands  Organization for Scientific Research (NWO).
1985-present Member Advisory Board Journal of Institutional and Theoretical Economics (JITE).
1987-present Co-editor of the Publication Series Scientia Nova of the Oldenbourg Verlag (a series which in the past has published Oscar Morgenstern, John von Neumann, Shannon and Weaver, Howard Raiffa, Ernest Nagel and many others; in 1987 we published a.o. Axelrod's "Evolution of Cooperation" in German, and in 1991 Coleman's "Foundations of Social Theory" in German).
1986-2001 Member of the Editorial Board of Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie.
1986-2009 Founding member and Co-director of the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS).
1988-present Member of the Editorial Board of Rationality and Society.
1988-present Member of the Advisory Board of the Center for the Study of New Institutional Economics (Saarbrücken).
1989-1990 Coordinator of a thematic group on "organization studies" at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (N.I.A.S.).
1990 Guest Professor, Columbia University.
1993 Guest Professor, Universität München.
1995-present Member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Computational and Mathematical Organization Theory.
1997 Guest Professor, Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris.
2000-2005 Editorial Advisory Board Journal of Management and Governance.
2000-2009 Leader of the research group on pro- and antisocial behavior of the TRacking Adolescents’ Individual Lives Survey (TRAILS) in which 11 year olds are followed at least until they are 25 years of age.
2005 Guest professor ETH Zurich
2009 Guest professor ETH Zurich