Prof. Dr. Richard Münch

Short CV

1965-1969: Studies of sociology, philosophy and psychology at Heidelberg University

1969: Graduation as M.A. and PhD in1971 (Dr. phil. Universität Heidelberg)

1972: Habilitation in sociology at Augsburg University

1970-1974: Research assistant at the Chair of Sociology and Communication Studies at Augsburg University

1974-1976: Professor for Sociology at Cologne University

1976-1995: Chair of Social Sciences at Düsseldorf University

1995 - 2013: Chair of Sociology II at Bamberg University

1985, 1986, 1988, 1989 two to three-month stay as visiting professor at University of California, Los Angeles


American Journal of Sociology 1982-1985
Current Perspectives in Social Theory 1985-1989
Soziologische Revue 1998-2005
Zeitschrift für Soziologie 2000-2005
Sociological Theory 2007-2010


Regular member of Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften

Member of the advisory council of Max-Planck Institute for the Research of Societies, Cologne, 2002-2011

Member of the Scientific Directorate of the Institute for European Politics, Berlin

Spokesman of the interdisciplinary doctoral program "Markets and Social Systems in Europe", 2002-2011