Research Focuses

Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Aretz

  • Social Theory
  • Comparative Macrosociology
  • Social Change in the Context of Europeanization
  • Globalization of Living Conditions

Prof. Dr. Uwe Blien

  • Regional Labor Markets
  • Relationship between Labor Markets and Firms
  • Cycles of Booms and Crisis
  • Impacts of Structural Changes on Labor Markets
  • Institutional Analysis

Prof. Dr. Sandra Buchholz

  • International Comparison of Welfare Regimes, Labor Markets, and Education Systems
  • Life Courses
  • Social Inequality
  • Labor Markets, Education, and Family
  • Youth, Young Adults and Entry into the Labor Market
  • Retirement and Employment of Older People
  • Longitudinal Research Methods, esp. Event Analysis

Prof. Dr. Henriette Engelhardt-Wölfler

  • Sociology of Health
  • Family Demography
  • Social Demography
  • Causal Analysis
  • Sociology of Population

Prof. Dr. Michael Gebel

  • International Comparative Social Research
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis
  • Modern Causal Analysis
  • Life Course Studies (Transition into Adulthood)
  • Atypical Employment and Unemployment
  • Social Stratification/ Inequality

Prof. Dr. Corinna Kleinert

  • Empirical Research on Education and Labor Markets
  • Transition from Education to Employment
  • Gender Inequalities in Education and Labor Markets
  • Collection and Analysis of Longitudinal Data

Prof. Dr. Bernadette Kneidinger

  • Sociology of the Internet
  • Sociology of Media and Communication
  • Sociology of Technology
  • Online Research Methods

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Kristen

  • Migration and Integration
  • Sociology of Education
  • Social Inequalities and Analysis of Social Structures

Prof. Dr. Ilona Relikowski

  • Quantitative Research in Education
  • Educational Inequalities in Life Courses
  • Effects of Social and Ethnic Origins
  • Gender Disparities

Prof. Dr. Elmar Rieger

  • Sociology of Transnational Processes
  • Sociology of International Structures
  • Historical-comparative Welfare State Research
  • Sociology of International Law
  • Sociology of International Relations
  • Sociological Theory

Prof. Dr. Steffen Schindler

  • Sociology of Education
  • Social Inequalities and Social Mobility
  • Analysis of Social Structures
  • Sociological Labor Market Research

Prof. Dr. Olaf Struck

  • Labor Market, Economy and Firm (i.a. in international comparison)
  • Welfare State Research, Analysis of Social Structures and Social Policy (i.a. in international comparison)
  • Empirical Research on Justice
  • Employment Systems, Human Resources and Organizational Development
  • Education and Vocational Training, Life Course, and Generational Research (i.a. in international comparison)
  • Statistics and Quantitative Methods of Social Research
  • Sociological Theory

Prof. Dr. Mark Trappmann

  • Measurement Error
  • Nonresponse Error
  • Interaction of Measurement Error and Nonresponse Error
  • Coverage Error
  • Dynamics of Basic Income Support
  • Impact of Social Networks on Labor Market Outcomes
  • Employed Recipients of Basic Income Support