BIGSSS Inhouse Faculty

The BIGSSS inhouse faculty consists of our:


Prof. Dr. Adalbert Wilhelm
Constructor University
Vice Dean (BIGSSS)
Tel.: +49 421 200 3402

Research Interests

Methods Expertise

  • Information and Knowledge Management
  • Statistical Visualization
  • Data Mining
  • Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Computational Statistics

Prof. Dr. Patrick Sachweh
Universit├Ąt Bremen, Socium
Tel.: +49 421 218-57081

Research Interests

  • Social Inequality
  • Political Sociology of the Welfare State
  • Economic Sociology
  • Methods of Empirical Social Science

Director of Studies

Dr. Regina Arant
Director of Studies (BIGSSS)
Tel.: +49 421 200 3412

Research Interests

  • Social Cohesion
  • Construction and Change of Geopolitical Identities
  • Personality and Identity Development in Response to Intercultural Experiences
  • Acceptance of Diversity


Methods Expertise

  • Mixed Methods
  • Survey Design and Methodology
  • Secondary Data Analysis
  • Qualitative Research Methods, such as (Expert) Interviews, Focus Groups, and Creative Workshops


Service Areas

  • Questions around the Curriculum
  • Consulting and mentoring regarding the whole dissertation process
  • Conflict management
  • Strategic and organizational development

Academic Coordinators

Dr. Franziska Deutsch
Constructor University
Academic Coordinator (CU)
Tel.: +49 421 200 3958

Research Interests

  • Political Culture, esp. Values and Value Change
  • Political Participation, esp. Protest

Adacemic Coordination

  • Research Training Group SELF
  • Regular and Affiliated PhD Fellows at Constructor University

Dr. Judith Vey
Universit├Ąt Bremen
Academic Coordinator (UB)
Tel.: +49 421 218 66350

Research Interests

  • (Forced) migration
  • Social movements, self-organization, participation and agency
  • Inclusions/Exclusions
  • Poststructuralist, intersectional and hegemony-theoretical theories
  • Participatory and transdisciplinary research approaches

Academic Coordination

  • BIGSSS-DAAD Graduate School Scholarship Program
  • Regular and Affiliated PhD Fellows at University of Bremen

Methods Center

Dr. Mandi M. Larsen
Constructor University
Methods Center Coordinator (BIGSSS)
Tel.: +49 421 200 3411

Research Interests

  • Social cohesion
  • Gender-based violence
  • Health inequalities
  • Family and health care policy

Methods Expertise

  • Questionnaire design
  • Phenomenological qualitative research