Erwan Dianteill (born 1967) is a French sociologist and anthropologist, graduate of the Ecole Normale Supérieure in Cachan, holder of the aggregation in the Social Sciences, Doctor of Sociology and professor of Cultural and Social anthropology at the Sorbonne (Paris Descartes University). He is also a Senior member of the Institut Universitaire de France since 2012.
Dianteill’s work explores anthropological and sociological theories about religion and interconnections between political and religious powers. It also includes the study of symbolic origins of domination and resistance.
In 2015, he edited with Francis Affergan one special issue « symbols and things » of the magazine Revue Européenne de Sciences Sociales and published in 2014 Marcel Mauss, in theory and practice – anthropology, sociology, philosophy (Archives Kareline).