"Measuring Privatization: Comparing Five Indicators of the Disposition of State-Owned Enterprises in Advanced Democracies"
"Measuring Privatization: Comparing Five Indicators of the Disposition of State-Owned Enterprises in Advanced Democracies". Article co-authored by BIGSSS Fellows Keonhi Son receives JCPA Best Comparative Article award. more
Four DAAD doctoral stipends to open in 2021 and 2022 on "Global Inequality, the Middle Classes and the Welfare State”
BIGSSS sucessfully applied for DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Programme: Four doctoral stipends to open in 2021 and 2022 on "Global Inequality, the Middle Classes and the Welfare State” more
"COVID-19 Pandemic Poses Serious Challenges for Doctoral Education"
The BIGSSS Deanery publishes statement on the serious challenges imposed on doctoral education by the COVID-19 pandemic. more
Stefan Wallaschek Receives Young Scholars Award 2020 by the PPE Institute for Social and Institutional Change (ISIC)
We have another prize winner! Stefan Wallaschek receives the PPE Young Scholars Award 2020 for his work on solidarity discourses in Europe in times of crisis. more
"Development and Validation of the Personal Values Dictionary"
Vladimir Ponizovskiy, Lusine Grigoryan and Murat M. Ardag et al. published a new "Personal Values Dictionary": A Theory-Driven Tool for Investigating References to Basic Human Values in Text. more
The Role of Organizational Factors in Mobilizing Professionals: Evidence from Nurse Unions in the United States and Germany
BIGSSS alumna Jennie Auffenberg published a new co-authored article on the role of organizational factors in mobilizing professionals. more
Job Opening: Parental Leave Substitution for BIGSSS Admissions and Administration Officer
Job Opening: BIGSSS is looking for a part-time parental leave substitution for our Admissions and Administration Officer at Jacobs University. more
Solidarity in Europe with BIGSSS Alumnus Stefan Wallaschek
Stefan Wallaschek discusses solidarity in Europe in times of crises with politicians on public DGB panel on May 18th. more
DGD Best Paper Award for Lara Minkus and Ulrike Ehrlich
Congratulations! Lara Minkus and Ulrike Ehrlich win this year's DGD Best Paper Award for their new article on "The care-wage penalty: The association between family care and wages". more
Call for Applications: 7 PhD Positions in BIGSSS' New Research Training Group "Social Dynamics of the Self" (SELF)
Call for applications: BIGSSS invites applications for 7 PhD positions in its new Research Training Group "Social Dynamics of the Self" (SELF). Deadline: Feb 29, 2020. more
"Einkommensrisiko Pflege? Der Zusammenhang von familiärer Pflege und Lohn"
In their new co-authored article, Lara Minkus, Ulrike Ehrlich and Moritz Hess investigate in how far family care influences the wages of women and men. more
Merry Holiday Season and a Happy and Peaceful 2020!
The entire BIGSSS joins in wishing you a merry holiday season and a happy new year - let's wish for peace! more
Call for Papers: Workshop on Self-Reflexivity in Global Social and Development Policy
Call for Papers: Anna Wolkenhauer and John Berten invite abstracts for workshop on "Self-Reflexivity in Global Social and Development Policy" in Brussels on July 1-4, 2020. more
“The Political Production of Ethical War: Rethinking the Ethics/Politics Nexus with Laclau"
How are ethics – the normative framework that regulates what is commonly seen as good or bad within a given society – produced? Read Frank A. Stengel's new article for answers! more
DFG Research Training Group "Social Dynamics of the Self"
"The Social Dynamics of the Self": The German Research Foundation (DFG) approves three million euros funding for a new Research Training Group at BIGSSS! more
Digital Constitutionalism - Promoting Public Values in Digital Technologies
Dennis Redeker receives grant for the establishment of a working group on "Digital Constitutionalism" at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) at Ruhr-Universität Bochum. more
Setting Soft Power in Motion: Towards a Dynamic Conceptual Framework
In his new article, Ivan Bakalov reveals some of the hidden values of the concept of soft power in IR research, proposing a more dynamic conceptual framework. more
The Hannover Recommendations on Doctoral Education 2019
The seven Hannover recommendations to improve doctoral education worldwide are now available! more
"What Comes after Caring? The Impact of Family Care on Women’s Employment"
Check out the new article by BIGSSS alumna Ulrike Ehrlich on the impact of family care on women’s employment with co-authors Katja Möhring and Sonja Drobnič. more
"Populist Attitudes and Political Engagement: Ugly, Bad, and Sometimes Good?"
A new BIGSSS contribution to the populism debate: M. Murat Ardag and Steffen F. Bandlow-Raffalski publish article on populist attitudes and political engagement. more
Regina Arant Wins 2019 Ernst E. Boesch Prize for Her Dissertation in Cultural Psychology
Congratulations to our alumna Regina Arant for winning the 2019 Ernst E. Boesch Prize for her dissertation on national and host country identity of German high school exchange students! more
Lara Minkus Wins the 2018 European Studies First Article Prize
Lara Minkus wins the 2018 European Studies First Article Prize for her co-authored paper on the "Trump effect" on the EU’s popularity. more
"Contested solidarity in the Euro crisis and Europe's migration crisis: a discourse network analysis"
Solidarity and discourse networks in EU political debates: check out Stefan Wallaschek's new article on contested solidarity in the Euro crisis and Europe’s migration crisis! more
"Our Future Depends on the Next Generation of Scientists"
Challenges of future doctoral education, freedom of science, and the highlights of the upcoming Herrenhäuser Conference: An interview with Christian Peters. more
Conference on "Social and Environmental Sustainability as Preventive Social Policy” | Sept 23-24, 2019
Program for SOCIUM conference on "Social and Environmental Sustainability as Preventive Social Policy” is now online. more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Stefan Wallaschek
Out now: new open access publication by Stefan Wallaschek on the discursive appeal to solidarity and partisan journalism in Europe’s migration crisis. more
11th Nordwel Summer School: State, Society & Citizen
The program of this year's 11th Nordwel Summer School on State, Society & Citizen in Bremen is now online! more
New BIGSSS Team Publication on "Social Construction of the Value–Behavior Relation"
New BIGSSS Team publication on the social construction of the value–behavior relation! more
New Publication by BIGSSS Affiliated Postdoc Sonja Bastin
Sonja Bastin published a new article on partnership and household formation in Germany. more
Call for Applications: Affiliated and Adjunct PhD Fellowships at BIGSSS
Call for applications for BIGSSS Affiliated and Adjunct Fellowships: application deadline June 30, program start September 1, 2019. more
Natascha Zaun Appointed Research Ambassador in the UK
BIGSSS alumna Natascha Zaun becomes Uni Bremen Research Ambassador in the UK. more
BIGSSS Graduate Emanuel Deutschmann Wins OLB Foundation Dissertation Award
Another prize-winner! BIGSSS graduate Emanuel Deutschmann receives OLB Foundation Dissertation Award for his PhD on "Mapping the Transnational World". more
Solidarity in European Politics in Times of Crises
Eloisa Harris and Stefan Wallaschek organize double panels on the study of solidarity in European politics in times of crises at DVPW Comparative Politics conference. more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD fellow Matthias Pohlig
Check out Matthias Pohlig's new publication on unemployment sequences and the risk of poverty! more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD fellow Stefan Wallaschek
Check out Stefan Wallaschek's new publication on solidarity in the Euro crisis! more
Understanding Solidarity - New Challenges, New Approaches
Understanding Solidarity - a joint international workshop by Stefan Wallaschek and colleague Andreas Busen from the University of Hamburg more
Postdoc Position in the Field of European Social and Political Research
Call for applications! Postdoc position in the field of European social and political research. Application deadline: February 15, 2019. more
Deutsche Welle Interview on Congolese Presidential Elections Aftermath
Check out Janosch Kullenberg's Deutsche Welle interview on the Congolese presidential elections aftermath. more
Lara Minkus', Emanuel Deutschmann's and Jan Delhey's Study on "Trump Effect in Europe" Becomes an International Media Hit
Lara Minkus', Emanuel Deutschmann's and Jan Delhey's study on trump effect in Europe becomes an international media hit. more
Call for Applications: Adjunct PhD Fellowships at BIGSSS
Call for applications for BIGSSS Adjunct Fellowships: application deadline January 18, program start February 1, 2019. more
Call for Papers: Understanding Solidarity – New Challenges, New Approaches
Call for Papers: International Workshop on "Understanding Solidarity" on Jan 25-27, 2019, application deadline: Dec 10, 2018. more
New Publication by PhD fellow Lara Minkus and Alumnus Emanuel Deutschmann
Check out Lara Minkus and Emanuel Deutschmann's new publication on the U.S. presidential election as a natural experiment! more
New Publication by PhD fellows Lusine Grigoryan and Vladimir Ponizovskiy
Check out Lusine Grigoryan and Vladimir Ponizovskiy's new publication on identity dynamics and attitudes toward immigrants in Russia! more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Stephan Dochow!
Check out BIGSSS PhD fellow Stephan Dochow's new publication on mass media and concerns about immigration in Germany. more
Call for Papers! International Workshop on Digital Economy, Labour Market Regulation and Social Policy in Post-Crisis Europe
Call for Papers! International Workshop on Digital Economy, Labour Market Regulation and Social Policy in Post-Crisis Europe. Applciation deadline: August 31, 2018. more
Job Opening: University Lecturer/ Field Coordinator at BIGSSS Field C
Interim job-opening at BIGSSS! We invite applications for the position of University Lecturer/ Field Coordinator at BIGSSS Field C, based at Jacobs University. more
Call for Applications: Affiliated and Adjunct PhD Fellowships at BIGSSS
Call for applications! BIGSSS Affiliated and Adjunct Fellowships: application deadline July 1st, program start Sept 1st, 2018! more
Juan Masullo Wins Linz Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology for His Dissertation
Congratulations to Juan Masullo for winning the Linz Rokkan Prize in Political Sociology! more
BIGSSS alumnus Frank A. Stengel Receives EISA Best Dissertation Award
Congratulations! BIGSSS alumnus Frank A. Stengel receives Best Dissertation Award of the European International Studies Association (EISA). more
BIGSSS Postdoc Karsten Schubert Published His Dissertation!
BIGSSS Postdoc Karsten Schubert published his dissertation "Freedom as Critique"! more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Dennis Redeker!
Check out BIGSSS PhD fellow Dennis Redekers' new publication on digital constitutionalism! more
Call for Applications: Doctoral Position at BIGSSS/Universität Bremen
Call for Applications: Mandy Boehnke is looking for a new doctoral fellow in the project "Value change through immigration?". more
Juan Masullo Selected as Part of the CSSM "2018 Young Scholars in Social Movements”
Juan Masullo was selected as part of the CSSM "2018 Young Scholars in Social Movements”. more
Call for Applications: IZA-BIGSSS PhD Fellowships!
Call for applications! IZA-BIGSSS PhD Fellowships: application deadline May 22nd, program start September 1, 2018. more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Ekaterina Lytkina
Check out Ekaterina Lytkina's new publication on "Testing Measurement Invariance for a Second-Order Factory". more
New Publication by BIGSSS Visiting Scholar Naoki Akaeda
Check out Naoki Akaeda's new publication on "Social Contact with Family and Relatives and Happiness". more
New Publication by BIGSSS Affiliated PhD Fellow Regina Becker
Check out Regina Becker's new publication on the questions of how the level and forms of Europeanization have developed in the German protest arena since the Maastricht treaty. more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Lusine Grigoryan
Check out Lusine Grigoryan's new publication on the "Mediating Role of Implicit Theories of Innovativeness in the Relationship Between Values and Attitudes Toward Innovation". more
BIGSSS-Bertelsmann Social Cohesion Summer School Film
The BIGSSS-Bertelsmann Summer School film on Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity is online! more
Call for Applications: Computational Social Sciences Summer School on Conflict
Call for applications! Computational Social Sciences Summer School on Conflict in Bremen on July 23 - August 3, 2018. more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Jean-Yves Gerlitz
Check out Jean-Yves Gerlitz's new publication on "Rising In-work Poverty in Times of Activation" more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Stefan Wallaschek
Check out Stefan Wallaschek's new publication on "Chantal Mouffe und die Institutionenfrage" more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Katharina Klug
Check out Katharina Klug's new publication on "Young and at risk? Consequences of job insecurity for mental health and satisfaction" more
Postdoc Position at BIGSSS Field C "Changing Lives in Changing Sociocultural Contexts"
Call for applications! Postdoc job opening at BIGSSS Field C "Changing Lives in Changing Sociocultural Contexts" more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Emanuel Deutschmann
Check out Emanuel Deutschmann's new publication on "Cross-Cultural Psychology and the Rise of Academic Capitalism" more
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Leslie Gauditz
Check out Leslie Gauditz's new publication on "The Noborder Movement: Interpersonal Struggle with Political Ideals" more
BIGSSS PhD Fellow Lara Minkus Wins Best Paper Award at 04. Anual BAGSS Conference
Lara Minkus wins Best Paper Award at 04. Anual BAGSS Conference for her paper on "Labor Market Closure and the Stalling of the Gender Pay Gap"! more
BIGSSS Symposium at the Regional IACCP in Warsaw, Poland
BIGSSS symposium on “Religiosity in Modern Society” at the regional IACCP in Warsaw, Poland more
Getting to Know Germany: First-Year BIGSSS Fellows Explore Hamburg
The right mix of history, food, and a good laugh: First-year BIGSSS fellows explore Hamburg! more
Regina Arant wins DGPs Mixed-Methods Award for her Dissertation on National and Host Country Identity of German Exchange Students
BIGSSS alumna Regina Arant's dissertation wins DGPs Mixed Methods Award 2017 for innovative research design! more
"The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity"
Emanuel Deutschmann's paper on "The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity" wins ASA Best Publication by an International Scholar Award! more
BIGSSS Running Team Wins 4x4.5km Company Relay Race!
Social scientists can do more than read, think, write, and talk: BIGSSS running team wins 4x4.5 relay race! more
Call for Applications: 8th ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics at BIGSSS
Call for Applications: 8th ECPR Summer School on Interest Group Politics will take place at BIGSSS in the summer of 2017. Apply until May 15th! more
BIGSSS Statement on the Recent Legislative Changes to the Hungarian National Higher Education Act
BIGSSS Statement on the recent legislative changes to the Hungarian National Higher Education Act more
Endangered Constellations. Uncertain Orders and Precarious Life
BIGSSS Fellow Stefan Wallaschek co-organizes 6th DNGPS Conference on "Endangered Constellations. Uncertain Orders and Precarious Life" at Humboldt-University Berlin more
Call for Papers: "Where Is IR in Global Social Policy?"
Call for Papers on "Where Is IR in Global Social Policy?" for next meeting of DVPW’s IR Section in Bremen on October 4-6, 2017 more
Call for Papers: "The Externalisation Society in Global Politics"
Call for Papers on "The Externalisation Society in Global Politics" for next meeting of DVPW’s IR Section in Bremen on October 4-6, 2017 more
Call for Papers: “Inter-Organizational Relations: Theory and Practice”
Call for Papers on “Inter-Organizational Relations: Theory and Practice” for next meeting of DVPW’s IR Section in Bremen on October 4-6, 2017 more
Call for Applications: Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity
Extended application deadline! BIGSSS invites applications for its summer school 2017 on "Social Cohesion in a World of Increasing Diversity". more
GEWOBA Award 2016 for Sustainable Urban Development on "The Housing of Refugees"
GEWOBA Award 2016 on "The Housing of Refugees" goes to Verena Strebinger, Universität Bremen/MA Transkulturelle Studien! more
2016 Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities
Our alumni and social cohesion experts Mandi Larsen and Regina Arant participate in the 2016 Stockholm Security Conference on Secure Cities and meet the King of Sweden more
Welcome to Our New Methods Center Coordinator Dr. Mandi Larsen
Welcome to our new Methods Center Coordinator Dr. Mandi Larsen! more
"Social Cohesion in Transformation: The Experience of India and Beyond"
Our Vice Dean Klaus Boehnke takes part in New Delhi expert round table on Social Cohesion more
BIGSSS Symposium at 23rd IACCP Congress in Nagoya, Japan
BIGSSS Symposium on “Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts” at 23rd International IACCP Congress in Nagoya, Japan more
Margrit Schreier Gives Keynote at this Year's Berlin Meeting on Qualitative Research Methods
BIGSSS faculty member and qualitative and mixed methods specialist Margrit Schreier gives keynote at this year's Berlin Meeting on Qualitative Research Methods more