Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University
John Carroll is Professor of Sociology at La Trobe University in Melbourne, Australia, and a Fellow of the Center for Cultural Sociology at Yale University. He has degrees in mathematics, economics, and sociology from the universities of Melbourne and Cambridge. His work focuses on culture and its crucial role in the human search for meaning, with particular reference to modern Western society. Carroll’s recent books include Ego and Soul: The Modern West in Search of Meaning, The Western Dreaming, Terror: A Meditation on the Meaning of September 11, and The Existential Jesus.