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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Macrosociology

Dr. Katharina Zimmermann

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Dr. Katharina Zimmermann
katharina.zimmermann (at) hu-berlin.de

Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät → Institut für Sozialwissenschaften → Makrosoziologie
Function / Working Area
Visiting address
Ziegelstraße 13c , Room 328
Phone number
+49 (0)30 2093-1868
+49 (0)30 2093-66621
Consultation hours

Please make an appointment by e-mail. Thank you.

Mailing address
Unter den Linden 6, 10099 Berlin


Research Interests
  • Comparative Labour Market and Welfare State Research

  • EU Social and Employment Policies
  • Welfare Attitudes
  • Europeanisation
  • Comparative Methods in the Social Sciences, Mixed Methods


Academic Education

2017:   Dr. rer. pol. (equiv. PhD) in Economics and Social Sciences (grade: summa cum laude), CvO University Oldenburg. Thesis title: Europeanisation by structural funding? The impact of financial incentives on local social and employment policies in Europe (in English).

2009:   Diplom (equiv. M.A.) in Political Sciences (grade: very good), University of Bremen. Thesis title: Europeanisation of labour market integration of migrants. The example of Bremen (in German).


Academic positions

Currently: researcher in the DFG-funded collaborative research project „EU-Professionalization“ at the Humboldt-University Berlin

Currently: researcher in the NORFACE-funded collaborative research project „Welfare State Futures – Our Children’s Europe“ at the Humboldt-University Berlin

2014-2015: research assistant in the FP-7 funded collaborative research project COPE (Combating Poverty in Europe) at the University of Oldenburg, Germany

2011-2014: research Assistant and project manager in the FP-7 funded collaborative research project LOCALISE (Local Worlds of Social Cohesion) at the University of Oldenburg, Germany


  • Bachelor course: Introduction to Scientific Writing (German: winter semester 2017/18)
  • Master course: Work and Welfare (English; spring semester 2017)
  • Master course (applied learning): Innovative methods to study attitudes towards active labour market policies in Germany (German; winter semester 2016/17 and spring semester 2017)
  • Bachelor course: Social stratification and diversity (German; spring semester 2016)
  • Bachelor course: Europeanisation of Social and Employment Policies (English/German; winter semester 2015/16)