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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Macrosociology

Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau

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Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau
steffen.mau (at) hu-berlin.de

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Makrosoziologie
Function / Working Area
Professor, Chairholder /
Visiting address
Universitätsstraße 3b , Room 103
Phone number
+49 (0)302093-66620 (Secretary) -66622
+49 (0)302093-66621
Consultation hours

Tuesdays, 1-2 p.m.

Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin



Current Position

Professor of Macrosociology, Humboldt-University Berlin, Department of Social Sciences




Ph. D. student at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence

Department of Political and Social Science (SPS), Dr. rer. pol., Dissertation “The Moral Economy of Welfare States. Britain and Germany Compared” (Supervisors: Prof. Richard Breen, Prof. Colin Crouch, Prof. Stephan Leibfried, Prof. Karl Ulrich Mayer)



Studies of Sociology and Political Science at the Freie Universität Berlin, Diploma in Sociology (final grade: very good)


School and occupational training


Untrained nurse at the home for old-aged people of the town of Rostock



Military service



Apprenticeship (including secondary school graduation) as electrician,  Schiffselektronik Rostock (SER), afterwards  associate at the research and development department



35. Polytechnical secondary school in Rostock


Past Positions


Professor of Political Sociology and Comparative Social Research, Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University Bremen (since July 2005)



Coordinator of the field „Welfare State Transformation“at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen



Junior-Professorship for Social Policy at the Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen



Guest-Professorship at the International University Bremen(Social Inequality) (IUB, now Jacobs University Bremen)



Research associate at the Junior Research Group „Interdisciplinary Social Justice Research“ at the Institute for Social Sciences of Humboldt University Berlin, associate lecturer



Research associate at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Research Unit Social Reporting and Social Structure (Director: Prof. Wolfgang Zapf)



2010 (Summer Term)

Alfred Grosser Chair, Sciences Po Paris (not accepted)



Guest Researcher at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Department "Inequality and Social Integration" (Prof. Jens Alber)



Karl W. Deutsch Guest-Professorship at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)



Guest-Professorship within „The Political Economy of Welfare States“ Programme (Coordinator: Prof. Stefan Svallfors), University of Umea/Sweden



PhD-Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, European University Institute (EUI), Florence



Erasmus Grant for a Stay at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE)



Third Year Grant, European University Institute  (EUI), Florence



Scholarship of the German Academic Exchange Service, University of Bristol (UK) Social Policy and Sociology Department


Service to the Profession/Honours

Since 4/2013, Member of the Advisory Board of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation Project "Vermögen in Deutschland" (Prof. Hendrik Enderlein, Prof. Gert G. Wanger, Dr. Markus Grabka) 

Since 4/2013, Member of the Council (Konzil) of the German Sociological Association (DGS) 

Since 2/2012, Member of German Council of Sciences and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) (appointed by the Federal President) Link

Since 10/2011, Member the European Academy of Arts and Sciences, Class "Social Sciences, Law and Economics". Link

Since 9/2011, Member of the Advisory Board "EUROCROSS - Crossing Boarders Making Europe", EU 7th Framework Project (Coordinator: Ettore Recchi), www.eucross.eu

Since 9/2011 Co-Chair (with Trudie Knijn) of ESPAnet - Networt for European Social Policy Analysis (ESPAnet secretary located in Bremen), www.espanet.org

Since 2/2011 Member of the International Expert Council (IEC) in Sociology, National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow Link

Since 1/2011 Member, Editorial Board: Social Forces. International Journal of Social Research (Editor: Arne Kalleberg)

Since 1/2010 Mentor, Berliner PROFIL Programm (Professionalization of Women in Teaching and Research)

Since 5/2010

Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Social Science Center Berlin/Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. Link


Chair ESPNAnet Germany (Network for European Social Policy Analysis)


Chairman of the advisory board of the German Academic Exchange Service(DAAD)-Chair „International Comparative Studies“ (together with Hanse Kolleg for Advances Studies, Delmenhorst)


Founding Dean of Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

Since 2006                  

Member of ESPAnet Board (Network for European Social Policy)

Since 2003                  

Board Member of Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), Deputy Director since 2004, Director 2006-2008


Reviewing Activities (amongst others)

Berliner Journal für Soziologie, British Journal of Sociology, European Societies, European Sociological Review, Journal of Public Policy, Journal of Common Market Studies, Journal of European Social Policy, Journal of Social Policy, Scandinavian Political Studies, Social Forces, Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung, Zeitschrift für Sozialreform, Zeitschrift für Soziologie, Verlage (Ashgate, Palgrave, Routledge), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), European Science Foundation (ESF)