Domínguez Rubio, F. Still Life. Ecologies of the Modern Imagination at the Art Museum. University of Chicago Press. Buy it here

  • Winner of Mary Douglas Prize, awarded by the Culture Section of the American Sociological Association.

  • Winner of the Annual Book Award of the Association for the Study of the Arts of the Present (ASAP)’s book prize.

  • Honorary Mention for the Robert K. Merton Award, awarded by the Science, Technology and Society section of the American Sociological Association.


Under Contract. Domínguez Rubio, F & Denis, J. Pontille, D. Fragilities: Essays on the Politics, Ethics and Aesthetics of Maintenance and Repair. MIT Press

2012 Domínguez Rubio, F., Baert, P (Eds.) The politics of knowledge. Routledge, London. Check it here



In preparation. Domínguez Rubio, F. & Pardo Guerra, Juan Pablo. Special Issue in "New Perspective on the Sociology of Science and Technology Studies. Sociological Perspectives.

Forthcoming. Domínguez Rubio, F. "The Arts of the Same". In Conservation and the Making of art History. Fowler, C. and Nagel. A (Eds.). Yale University Press.


Forthcoming. Domínguez Rubio, F. "The Art of Opacity". Ima-Abasi Okon: A Reader, ed. Taylor Le Melle. London: PSS/PressForPractice, 2021.

Domínguez Rubio, F. "Storage as a form of Violence. In Necrography: Death-Writing in the Colonial Museum. British Art Studies


Domínguez Rubio, F. & Wharton, Glenn, “The work of art in the age of digital fragility" In Public Culture. 32(1): 215-245. Download


Domínguez Rubio, F. & Benzecry, Claudio “The cultural life of objects” in Laura Grindstaff, Ming-Cheng M. Lo, John R. Hall (eds.) Routledge Handbook of Cultural Sociology 2nd Edition. Routledge: London, pp. 322-330 Download


Domínguez Rubio , F. "On the discrepancy between objects and things. An ecological approach". In Journal of Material Culture 21(1):59-86. Download

        • Reprinted in 2018 Art/Science Experiments in an Emerging Field, Philippe Sormani, Guelfo Carbone, Priska Gisler (eds.). Routledge, London.


Domínguez Rubio, F "Semiosis beyond culture: An ecological approach" Culture Section Newsletter. 27(2) Download

Domínguez Rubio, F., & Fogué, Uriel "Unfolding the political capacities of design" in Yaneva, A. & Zaera Polo A. (eds. ) What is Cosmopolitcal Design?, Design, Nature and the Built Environment Ashgate:143-160 Download

        • Reprinted and translated into Spanish in “Desplegando las capacidades políticas del diseño” . REVISTA DISEÑA, 11 , 96-109. Download


Domínguez Rubio, F. "Preserving the Unpreservable: Docile and Unruly Objects at MoMA" Theory and Society Download

Córdoba Azcárate, Matilde, Baptista, Idalina and Domínguez Rubio, Fernando. "Enclosures within enclosures and hurricane reconstruction in Cancun" City & Society, 26(1): 96-119. Download


Domínguez Rubio, F. & Silva, E. "Materials in the field: object-trajectories and object-positions in the field of contemporary art". In Cultural Sociology.Vol 7(2), pp. 161-178. Download

        • Winner of the British Sociological Association & Sage Prize for Innovation/Excellence in Cultural Sociology)

Domínguez Rubio, F & Fogué, U. “Technifying the public and publicizing infrastructures: imagining a new urban political ecology through General Vara del Rey Square”. International Journal of Urban and Regional Research.Vol.37 (3), pp. 1035-1052. Download

        • Highlighted in the 40th year anniversary special issue of the International Journal of Urban and Regional Research, which included the 25 most significant articles over that period according to the editors of the journal.


Domínguez Rubio, F. “The material production of the Spiral Jetty: a study of culture in the making”. In Cultural Sociology. Vol. 6 (2). Download

        • Finalist of the British Sociological Association & Sage Prize for Innovation/Excellence in cultural Sociology )

Domínguez Rubio, F. Baert, P. “The Politics of Knowledge. An introduction” in F. Domínguez Rubio & P. Baert. (eds.) The Politics of Knowledge, Routledge: London, pp. 1-10. Download

Domínguez Rubio, F. Lezaun, J. “Technology, legal knowledge and citizenship. On the care of Locked-in Syndrome Patients". In F. Domínguez Rubio & P. Baert (eds) The Politics of Knowledge, Routledge: London, pp. 58-78. Download


Domínguez Rubio, F. “Towards a post-humanist social theory?: the case of Locked-in Syndrome patients”, In Política y Sociedad Vol. 45(3) pp. 61-73. In Spanish.

Baert, P., Domínguez Rubio, F. (2008): “Philosophy of the Social Sciences”. In Turner, Brian (ed.) The Blackwell Companion to Social Theory. 3rd edition. Blackwell: Oxford, pp. 60-80. Download

Domínguez Rubio, F. (2008) “The question of the object as a sociological question”. In Sánchez Criado, Tomás (ed.) La construcción tecnocientífica de la vida humana. Antropólogos Iberoamericanos en Red: Madrid, pp. 79-112.


Domínguez Rubio, F. “Rethinking the social”, Revista de Antropología Iberoamericana, 44, Enero-Febrero. In Spanish