Chair of Sociology
BA, PhD, FBA, FRSE
Steve Bruce has been Professor of Sociology at the University of Aberdeen since 1991. He was born in Edinburgh in 1954 and schooled at the Queen Victoria School Dunblane, Perthshire. He studied sociology and religious studies at the University of Stirling (MA 1976; PhD 1980) and taught at The Queen’s University, Belfast, from 1978 to 1991.
He was elected a Fellow of the British Academy in 2003 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh in 2005.
He has written extensively on the nature of religion in the modern world and on the links between religion and politics.