Curriculum Vitae

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Current Position

Full Professorship of Sociology (emeritus)

(General sociology with specializations in social theory and educational, occupational/work and life course research)


Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BiGSSS)

Institute for Empirical and Applied Sociology (EMPAS)

Collaborative Research Center 597, Transitions of the State


Work Address

University of Bremen, Department 8: Social Sciences

University of Bremen, SOCIUM

28334 Bremen / GERMANY

Phone: (+49) 421 218-66379/-66350/-67171

Fax: (+49) 421 218-67381






1952 – 1956 Elementary school
1956 – 1965 Humanistic Gymnasium (humanistic high school), Oldenburg
1965 – 1971 Studies in Sociology (major), Psychology and Philosophy (minors) // Universities of Saarbrücken, Munich, Münster
1968 – 1970 Cusanus Foundation Fellowship
1971 Dr. phil. (Ph.D.), summa cum laude // University of Münster, Department of Philosophy