Alain Quemin is an exceptional class full professor of sociology of art at université Paris-8 / Institut d’Etudes Européennes (France), a researcher at Labtop – Cresppa and is an honorary member of Institut Universitaire de France. He is a past president of the sociology of the arts research committee of the International Sociological Association and past vice-president of the sociology of art research network of the European Sociological Association. His publications focus on the sociology of art market and institutions and the creation of art value, the sociology of artistic professions, gender and the arts, the national dimension of the internationalisation of art, the sociology of works of art, the sociology of publics, and the social construction of artistic recognition and fame. He recently published the chapter on “The Sociology of Art” in the Cambridge Handbook of Sociology (Cambridge University Press, 2017).
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