Prof. Dr. Thomas Kern

Curriculum Vitae


Academic Employment
03.2016 – PresentProfessor of Sociology (Chair)
University of Bamberg
06.2013 – 03.2016Professor of Sociology
Institute of Sociology, Technische Universität Chemnitz
03.2009 – 06.2013Professor of Sociology
Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University
09.2008 – 02.2009Interim Professor of Comparative Cultural Sociology
European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder
04.2008 – 02.2009Fellow
Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and
Social Studies, University of Erfurt
04.2003 – 03.2008Postdoc Research Assistant
GIGA German Institute of Global and Area Studies,
04.2000 – 03.2003Visiting Postdoc Researcher
Institute of Social Development Research,
Yonsei University, Seoul, South Korea
08.1997 – 12.1999Postdoc Research Assistant
Institute of Sociology, University of Bamberg


20.07.2005Habilitation (postdoctoral degree) in Sociology,
University of Hagen
31.07.1996Ph.D. in Sociology (summa cum laude),
University of Bamberg
1989-1994Diplom (German University Degree) in Sociology,
University of Bamberg


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