Fuchs received his M.A. in History in 1985 from Bremen University, and
then received a Ph.D. in Sociology from the University of California
at Riverside in 1989. From 1989 until 1991, he was Assistant Professor
of Sociology at the University of New Hampshire, and then moved to the
University of Virginia, where he is now Professor of Sociology.
His main interests are in social theory, sociology of culture and science,
and complex organizations.