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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - General Sociology

Biographical information

 

since 2020

Full Professor of Social Theory and Cultural Sociology at Hum­boldt-Uni­versität zu Berlin

since 2016
 

Member of the Board of Trustees of the Kultur­­wissen­­schaft­­liche Gesell­­schaft (KWG)

2015

Awarded the Opus magnum grant of the Volkswagen Foundation (duration 2015- 2017)

since 2015

Member of the Council of the German Sociological Association (DGS)

since 2015

Member of the advisory board of the sociological internet portal 'Soziopolis'

2015

Member of the board of trustees for the Theodor W. Adorno Prize of the City of Frankfurt am Main

2014

Offer of a full professorship (W 3) for Socio­logical Theory and Cultural Socio­logy at the Technical University of Dresden (rejected)

2014

Visiting professor at the University of Witten/­Herdecke

2014

Award for the book "The Invention of Creativity" in the program "International Humanities" of the German Publishers & Booksellers Association (Börsenverein des Deutschen Buchhandels)

since 2012

Visiting Professor at the University of St. Gallen (HSG)

2012

Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), School of Language and Literature

since 2011

Member of the advisory board 'Wissenschaft und Zeitgeschehen' of the Goethe-Institut

2010

Offer of a full professorship for Cultural Sociology (W 3) at the University of Mainz and the award of a Gutenberg Research Fellowship (2011 declined)

2010-2020

Full Professor for Comparative Cultural Sociology at the European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

2009-2010

Fellow at the AKH research community for the study of the ancient world (Alter­tums­wissen­schaft­liches Kolleg) at the University of Heidelberg

2009

Visiting Professor at the Graduate School 'History and Sociology' at Bielefeld University

2009

Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Cultural Studies (Kultur­wissen­schaftliches Kolleg) at the University of Konstanz

2009

Principal Investigator at the Collaborative Research Center 485 and the Cluster of Excellence 16 at the University of Konstanz

2007

Visiting Professor at the Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS), Vienna

since 2006

Member of the scientific advisory board of the 'Zeitschrift für Soziologie'; member of the board of the section 'Sociological Theory' of the DGS

2006

'Significantly involved scientist' in the Cluster of Excellence 16 'Cultural Foundations of Integration' at the University of Konstanz

2006-2010

Full Professor of General Sociology and Cultural Sociology at the University of Konstanz

2005

Habilitation at the University of Hamburg

2005-2006

Visiting Professor, substituting for the chair of sociological theory at the University of Konstanz

2003-2004

Visiting Professor, substituting for the chair of cultural sociology at the University of Frankfurt (Oder)

2001-2005

Research assistant at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Hamburg

2000

Visiting Scholar at the London School of Economics

2000

Research Fellow at the University of California, Berkeley; DAAD scholarship

1999-2001

Post-Doc at the Free University Berlin and the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Research Training Group "Comparison of Societies in Historical, Sociological and Ethnological Perspectives"); DFG post-doctoral fellowship

1999

Doctorate as Dr. phil.

1996-1999

Research assistant at the Institute for Sociology, University of Hamburg

1995

Diploma in Political Science/Sociology at the University of Hamburg

1994

Master of Philosophy in Social Theory at the University of Cambridge (GB)

1989-1995

Studied sociology, political science, and philosophy at the universities of Bonn, Hamburg and Cambridge; scholarship of the Studienstiftung

1970

born in Witten