05.12.2018
Merry Holiday Season and a Peaceful New Year!
The entire BIGSSS joins in whishing you a merry holiday season and a happy new year - let's wish for peace! more

29.11.2018
New Publication by Postdoc Carlo Knotz
Check out Carlo Knotz's new publication on the role of adverse economic conditions! more

28.11.2018
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

01.11.2018
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

01.11.2018
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

01.11.2018
BIGSSS Best Paper Awards 2019
Call for Papers: BIGSSS Best Paper Award goes into its seventh round! more

04.09.2018
BIGSSS Welcomes New PhD Cohort
A very warm welcome to our new PhD fellows! more

03.09.2018
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

20.08.2018
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

13.07.2018
Greatings from Guelph!
Greetings from Guelph! Two BIGSSS symposia on value-behavior relation and value change at 24th IACCP Congress. more

04.07.2018
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

28.06.2018
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

21.06.2018
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

12.06.2018
New Publication by BIGSSS Postdoc Carlo Knotz!
Check out BIGSSS Postdoctoral Fellow Carlo Knotz's new publication on the rising workfare state! more

12.06.2018
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

30.05.2018
Greetings from Seoul!
Greetings from Seoul! BIGSSS re-union at 2018 ISA RC28 Spring Meeting on Social Inequality. more

29.05.2018
BIGSSS Postdoc Karsten Schubert Published His Dissertation!
BIGSSS Postdoc Karsten Schubert published his dissertation "Freedom as Critique"! more

28.05.2018
New Publication by BIGSSS Alumna Clémentine Roth!
Check out BIGSSS alumna Clémentine Roth's new publication on France and the European Union! more

28.05.2018
New Publication by BIGSSS Alumnus Adrian Stanciu!
Check out BIGSSS alumnus Adrian Stanciu's new publication on stereotype accommodation! more

27.05.2018
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Dennis Redeker!
Check out BIGSSS PhD fellow Dennis Redekers' new publication on digital constitutionalism! more

17.05.2018
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

09.05.2018
New Publication by BIGSSS Postdoc Juan Masullo
Check out BIGSSS Postdoc Juan Masullo's new publication on civilian noncooperation as a source of legitimacy! more

04.05.2018
BIGSSS Best Paper Awards 2018
Congratulations to this year's BIGSSS Best Paper Award winners Jean-Yves Gerlitz (single-authored) and Lara Minkus (co-authored)! more

04.05.2018
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

02.05.2018
Call for Applications: IZA-BIGSSS PhD Fellowships!
Call for applications! IZA-BIGSSS PhD Fellowships: application deadline May 22nd, program start September 1, 2018. more

16.04.2018
BIGSSS Graduation Day 2018
BIGSSS celebrates its graduates for the sixth time! 37 PhD fellows finished their dissertations over the past two years – more than ever before. more

28.03.2018
In Memoriam of Prof. Dr. Stephan Leibfried
In memoriam of Prof. Dr. Stephan Leibfried. more

14.02.2018
BIGSSS Has a Double-Award Winner!
BIGSSS alumna and affiliated postdoc Regina Arant wins Bremer Studienpreis for her dissertation on National and Host Country Identity of German Exchange Students more

13.02.2018
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

13.02.2018
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

29.01.2018
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

23.01.2018
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

08.01.2018
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

04.01.2018
Job Opening: BIGSSS IT-Officer and PHP Support
Job opening at BIGSSS! We invite applications for the position of IT-Officer and PHP Support (50%), based at Jacobs University. more

13.12.2017
Merry Holiday Season & Happy 2018!
The entire BIGSSS joins in whishing you a merry holiday season and a happy new year - let's wish for peace! more

12.12.2017
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

03.12.2017
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

02.12.2017
New Publication by BIGSSS PhD Fellow Stefan Wallaschek
Check out Stefan Wallaschek's new publication on "Chantal Mouffe und die Institutionenfrage" more

23.11.2017
Ines Spieler Wins WGAB Dissertation Prize
BIGSSS alumna Ines Spieler wins award for her dissertation on “Workplace Flexibility and the Aging Workforce“ more

22.11.2017
Call for Applications: Life Course
Call for applications! LIVES-BIGSSS Winter School on Life Course in Bremen on March 12-18, 2018 more

15.11.2017
New Publication by BIGSSS Alumna Clara Weinhardt
Check out BIGSSS alumna Clara Weinhardt's new publication on "(Mis)Perceptions in Two- and Three-Level Games" more

13.11.2017
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

10.11.2017
New Publications by BIGSSS Alumni
Check out BIGSSS alumni's new publications more

01.11.2017
Call for Papers: BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2018
Call for Papers: BIGSSS Best Paper Award goes into its sixth round. This time with an interesting new feature! more

18.10.2017
“Getting Tough on Unemployment”
Carlo Knotz wins Research Prize of the Swedish Federation of Unemployment Funds for his dissertation on “Getting Tough on Unemployment”! more

29.09.2017
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

28.09.2017
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

22.09.2017
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

22.09.2017
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

18.09.2017
BIGSSS Welcomes Three New Postdocs
BIGSSS welcomes three new postdocs in Fields A, B, and the Methods Center more

13.09.2017
BIGSSS Welcomes New PhD Cohort
A very warm welcome to our twelve new PhD fellows more

13.09.2017
EU COFUND BIGSSS-departs PhD Program Complete
EU COFUND BIGSSS-departs PhD Program Complete! more

01.09.2017
BIGSSS Symposium at the Regional IACCP in Warsaw, Poland
BIGSSS symposium on “Religiosity in Modern Society” at the regional IACCP in Warsaw, Poland more

13.07.2017
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

23.06.2017
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

19.06.2017
"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

19.06.2017
University of Bremen's OPEN CAMPUS DAY 2017
SOCIUM, IniiS, and BIGSSS represent the Social Sciences at the University of Bremen's OPEN CAMPUS DAY 2017 more

09.06.2017
BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2017
The BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2017 goes to Andreas Katsikidis for his paper on the impact of income inequality on generalized trust! more

09.06.2017
Jacobs Graduation Day 2017
Happy Jacobs Graduation Day 2017 - with many BIGSSS fellows among the graduates this year! more

26.05.2017
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

05.05.2017
BIGSSS Summer Retreat 2017
A highlight in the BIGSSS calender each year: cross-disciplinary discussions and team-bonding at Gut Ankelohe! more

27.04.2017
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

26.04.2017
BIGSSS Career Development
Don't miss out on our career development workshops in the spring/summer semester 2017 more

25.04.2017
Working Group on Migration and Refugee Studies
A new fellow initiative at BIGSSS: working group on Migration and Refugee Studies takes up its work! more

07.04.2017
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

06.04.2017
New article by BIGSSS Postdoc Clara Weinhardt
Check out the new article by BIGSSS Postdoc Clara Weinhardt on why EU-Africa trade negotiations (initially) failed more

04.04.2017
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

01.03.2017
Postdoc job opening at BIGSSS Methods Center
Postdoc JOB OPENING at the BIGSSS Methods Center! We are looking for an expert in qualitative and/or mixed methods. more

01.03.2017
New degrowth in movement(s) Publication
Check out BIGSSS affiliated fellow Leslie Gauditz's new degrowth in movement(s) publication more

28.02.2017
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

28.02.2017
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

27.02.2017
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

16.02.2017
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

10.02.2017
Welcome!
Welcome! First BIGSSS-departs cohort ready to start academic life at BIGSSS. more

01.02.2017
Program Start BIGSSS-departs
Program start BIGSSS-departs! BIGSSS welcomes first cohort of our new EU co-funded PhD program. more

27.01.2017
Follow Us on Twitter @BIGSSS_Bremen!
Follow us on twitter @BIGSSS_Bremen! more

20.12.2016
Wishing for a Peaceful New Year
A wish for peace more

29.11.2016
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

08.11.2016
Booming Populism
Joint Research and Innovation: BIGSSS, Columbia Journalism School, ZEIT Bucerius Stiftung, GCRI and DFG organize think lab and panel discussion on "Booming Populism" in New York City more

01.11.2016
Doctoral Education in Partnerships 2.0
Second Call for Applications! BIGSSS-departs (doctoral education in partnerships) offers 10 PhD positions in the Social Sciences more

21.10.2016
In Memoriam of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Voges
In Memoriam of Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Voges more

14.10.2016
Call for Papers
Call for Papers: BIGSSS Best Paper Award goes into its fifth round! more

06.10.2016
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

05.10.2016
Welcome to Our New Methods Center Coordinator Dr. Mandi Larsen
Welcome to our new Methods Center Coordinator Dr. Mandi Larsen! more

27.09.2016
"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

06.09.2016
Welcome!
Welcome to our new BIGSSS-HWK Fellow Prof. Lucia Quaglia more

04.09.2016
Arrival of the BIGSSS Cohort 2016
BIGSSS welcomes its newest cohort of PhD fellows! more

08.08.2016
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

22.07.2016
Doctoral Education in Partnerships
BIGSSS launches new EU co-funded PhD program BIGSSS-departs (doctoral education in partnerships) more

18.07.2016
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

27.06.2016
BIGSSS-DAAD Summer School 2016
June 27-July 2: BIGSSS hosts summer school and public events on Intergroup Conflict in Ukraine more

24.06.2016
BIGSSS deepens German-Ukrainian Cooperation
German-Ukrainian Cooperation: BIGSSS signs mutual Memorandum of Understanding with Kharkivs Regional Institute of Public Administration (KriNAPA) more

10.06.2016
Welcome!
BIGSSS welcomes visiting scholar Prof. Juan Carlos Castillo more

03.06.2016
BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2016
BIGSSS Best Paper Award 2016 goes to Emanuel Deutschmann for his paper on "The Spatial Structure of Transnational Human Activity" more

25.05.2016
BIGSSS Summer Retreat 2016
Cross-Disciplinary Discussions and Team-Bonding at Gut Ankelohe more

20.05.2016
Welcome Visitors!
3... 2... 1... BIGSSS delighted to launch new website! more

11.05.2016
IACCP Presidency
BIGSSS Vice Dean Klaus Boehnke elected President of IACCP from 2018 to 2020 more

06.05.2016
Graduation Day 2016
BIGSSS celebrates 31 graduates of the past two years more

01.04.2016
The Housing of Refugees
BIGSSS partner of GEWOBA Award for Sustainable Urban Development in the social sciences more

18.01.2016
Walter Heinz
BIGSSS founding member Walter Heinz awarded with the German Federal Cross of Merit 1st Class more