Robert Fine died on 9 June 2018, following 15 months of illness. He was an Emeritus Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick, where he had worked for nearly 40 years since 1973. In 1995, Robert co-founded the Warwick Social Theory Centre and was the chairperson of Warwick Sociology between 2002 and 2006. He was a teacher to over 100 MA students and most of his 30 doctoral students now hold academic positions all over the world from Hong Kong to Argentina, Japan, Canada, Portugal and the Netherlands. Robert also served two terms on the Executive Committee of the European Sociological Association (2011–2013 and 2013–2015) and was a founding member of its Research Network on Ethnic Relations, Racism and Antisemitism.