Richard Kilminster (* 1943) is a British sociologist who worked for a long time at the University of Leeds. He had been friends with Norbert Elias since the 1970s, studied his works and published extensively on them. In addition to his exceptionally meritorious participation in the creation of the Collected Works, his book "Norbert Elias: Post-Philosophical Sociology" (2007) is a significant reinterpretation of Norbert Elias' work.
In the interview, we talk about his career, his experiences with Norbert Elias, and how he contributed to making Elias's works better known. In the end we talk about the classification of Elias' work in other theoretical approaches and the role of Elisian sociology in the present.