SZTOMPKA, Piotr. Polish, b. 1944. Genres: Sociology. Career: Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland, head of theoretical sociology section, 1975-, director of Institute of Sociology, 1978-87, professor of sociology, 1980-, university professor, 1987-. Visiting professor, Columbia University, summers, 1975-79, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico, 1984, University of California, Los Angeles, 1987, summers, 1988-96; Johns Hopkins University, School of Advanced International Studies, Bologna, Italy, special visiting research professor, 1981-82, 1991; University of Michigan, fellow, 1984-85; Oxford University, fellow of St. Catherine's College, 1988; Swedish Collegium for Advanced Studies in the Social Sciences, fellow, 1990, 1992; Wissenschaftekolleg, Berlin, fellow, 1998. International Sociological Association, president, 2002-. Publications: System and Function: Toward a Theory of Society, 1974; Sociological Dilemmas: Toward a Dialectic Paradigm, 1979; Robert K. Merton: An Intellectual Profile, 1986; Society in Action: The Theory of Social Becoming, 1991; The Sociology of Social Change, 1993; Trust: A Sociological Theory, 1999. EDITOR: (and contrib.) Masters of Polish Sociology, 1984; (with J. Alexander, and contrib.) Rethinking Progress, 1990; (with B. Nedelman) Sociology in Europe: In Search of Identity, 1993; Agency and Structure: Reorienting Sociological Theory, 1993; R.K. Merton on Social Structure and Science, 1996. Contributor to books and sociology journals. Address: Institute of Sociology, Jagiellonian University, Grodzka 52, 31-044 Krakow, Poland.