Regular & Affiliated Fellows

Thematic Field A "Global Governance and Regional Integration"

Adrien Donneaud
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218-66405

Research Interests

Digital anthropology

Interpretive sociology

Philosophy of language

Netnography & multi-sited ethnography 

Thematic & qualitative content analysis

Janosch Neil Kullenberg
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66387

Research Interests

Global governance and international organisations
Political Sociology
Armed conflict & Forced migration
Peacekeeping, humanitarianism, development aid, particulary in regards to the 'Protection of Civilians'
Qualitative methods/ Ethnography
Geographic focus: Central and East Africa

Dung Le Thuy
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66403

Research Interests

I conduct research on Global Regulatory Governance, focusing on the intermediary actors operating in transnational and state regulation process of labor standards. I am particularly interested in studying the strategic behaviours employed by the stake-holding actors, including work on governance tactics, legislative instruments, and the role that constitutional characteristics and contemporary industrial relations play in shaping these strategies.

My ongoing project looks at relations among key actors (e.g. Ministry of Labor, the tripartite representatives and International Labor Organisation (ILO), international organisations (IOs), ad-hoc initiatives, international and national non-governmental organisations (INGOs & NGOs), and contemporary social movements…). I further investigate how the network of these actors shapes their strategic intervention towards the promotion of labor standards in specific institutional settings.

Tom Lindemann
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66407

Research Interests

  • Theories of international relations
  • International organizations and institutions
  • International Political Economy

Jonathan Rosa
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66441

Research Interests

  • Foreign Policy Analysis
  • Global Governance
  • Emerging Powers
  • Environmental Politics
  • Climate Change Regime
  • Role theory

Larissa Weimer Swader
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66438

Research Interests

  • Emerging powers
  • Chinese entrepreneur networks
  • New Silk Road
  • Social network analysis; qualitative interviews

Hudu Banikoi
Thematic Field A

Charlotta Cordes
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66646

Research Interests

Strategies and Actors of Economic Transformation

(Historical) Regionbuilding

Structural Policies in Socialism and Capitalism

Adio-Adet Tichafara Dinika
Thematic Field A

Research Interests

  • Future of Work
  • Digitalisation
  • Digital Labour Markets
  • Digital Economy
  • Digital Transformation
  • Decent Work
  • Youth unemployment and empowerment 
  • Public Policy

 

Michael Richter
Thematic Field A
Affiliated Fellow

Ekaterina Vorobeva
Thematic Field A
Affiliated Fellow

Mareike zum Felde
Thematic Field A
Tel.: +49 421 218 66645

Research Interests

Political Strategies and Actors of the Economic Transformation in Poland

Internationalization of Higher Education

Partisan Positions on Higher Education

Polish Party System

Thematic Field B "Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life"

Martin Cortina Escudero
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 57086

Research Interests

Comparative Welfare Studies

Social Policy in Latin America

Ertila Druga
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 57083

Research Interests
Healthcare Systems in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs)
The Welfare State in Central and Eastern European Countries (CEECs)
International Organizations especially the World Bank and IMF
Health Financing Policies and Politics

Anna Fejös
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66395

Research Interests


Timm Fulge
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 67470

Björn Gernig
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66383

Jenny Hahs
Thematic Field B
Tel.:  +49 421 218 57069

Research Interests

  • Distribution and diffusion of national and global patterns of labour law
  • (International) Organisations, their actors and power
  • mixed-methods research
  • workers representation, especially works councils

Maximillian Held
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66406

Research Interests

Political Sociology
Deliberative Democracy
Q Methodology
Taxation
More information at http://www.maxheld.de

Anders Martin Paul Hentschel
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66444

Research Interests

 

Andreas Katsikidis
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66445

Research Interests

  • Institutional Economics
  • Economic Sociology
  • Income Inequality
  • Relative Deprivation
  • Trust

Laura Kollmann
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66458

Research Interests

Organizational Sociology

Social Theory

Welfare State and Labour Market

Qualitative Methods

Maike Marleen Koschorreck
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66460

Research Interests

  • Migration Studies
  • Education
  • Social Inequality
  • Institutional Discrimination
  • Intersectionality
  • Qualitative Research Methods (Ethnography, Grounded Theory, Discourse Analysis)

Ante Malinar
Thematic Field B

Franziska Matthes
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66396

Research Interests

Education
Inequality

Dragan Mihajlovic
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66384

Research Interests
Political Sociology
Education

Kristin Noack
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-58604

Research Interests

  • Migration studies and Transnationalism
  • Long-Term Care Policy
  • Gender, Labour Market and Social Policy
  • Qualitative Research

Alexander Polte
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-57063

Priyadarshani Premarathne
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66397

Research Interests

Gender and Social Inequaltiy 
Sociology of work and employment
Work life balance and quality of life

Arline Rave
Senior Coordinator of the Deans' Office
Tel.: +49 421 -218 66460 | -200 3950

Research Interests

  • Health inequality
  • Social stratification
  • Welfare states
  • Systematic review and meta-analysis
  • Reproducible research

Marlene Seiffarth
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-58600 

Gizem Irmak Sel
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66384

Research Interests

  • Sociology of the Family
  • Intersectionality
  • Elderly-Care Arrangements
  • Gender and Social Policy
  • Feminist Methodology
  • Life Course Research

Priya Singh
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66433

Research Interests

  • Informal sector labour
  • Welfare State, Social Protection
  • Gender and the informal employment
  • Welfare State for the informal sector labour

Greta-Marleen Storath
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-57068

Liva Stupele
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-57082

Research Interests

  •          Healthcare Systems in East-central Europe
  •          Quality of health care
  •          Patient safety
  •          Patient rights

Rena Tecklenburg
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66462

Research Interests

Sociology of the Family
Intergenerational Value Transmission
Qualitative & Quantitative Research Methods

Simone Tonelli
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-58540 

Research Interests

Comparative Political Economy
Comparative Welfare Sate Research
Comparative Politics
Quantitative Methods

Patricia Zauchner
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 58578

Research Interests

Collective Decision Making
Deliberation
Distributive Justice

Kaitlin Alper
Thematic Field B
Visiting Ph.D. fellow (UNC Chapel Hill)

Research Interests

  • comparative political economy
  • comparative social policy
  • the political economy of multilevel governance and decentralization

Gonzalo Arevalo Iglesias
Thematic Field B
DAAD-GSSP GloWel Program

Research Interests

Political Attitudes; Welfare State; Labour Market Inequalities; Quantitative Methods; Survey Methodology

Henriette Bering
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow

Research Interests


Florian Buchmayr
Thematic Field B

Catalina Ganga Leon
Thematic Field B
DAAD-GSSP GloWel Program

Research Interests

Care work; Elderly; Gender inequality; Class inequality; Qualitative methods; Latin American research

Lisa Heukamp
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 57054

Research Interests

Comparative Political Economy

Social Policy Analysis

Public Opinion

Constantin Huber
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow
Tel.: +49 421 218-58548

Research Interests

Various developments are increasingly challenging social cohesion, such as anthropogenic climate change, globalisation or populism. In particular, the nature of the latter, including its effects on European democracies, has become the focus of my research interest in recent years.

Pay Laurin Jessen
Thematic Field B
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Norms
  • Social Morality
  • Attitudes
  • Prejudice
  • Inter/Intra-Group Relations
  • Intergroup Conflict
  • Integration

Tanya Keni
Thematic Field B
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Self across different cultural backgrounds
  • Values
  • Personality

Jarina Kühn
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218 66637

Research Interests

  • Transition
  • East Germany
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Vocational Training
  • Life-long Learning

Shepherd Mutsvara
Thematic Field B
Visiting Ph,D. Fellow (Pedagogical University of Krakow)

Research Interests

  • Asylum procedures 
  • Refugee protection 
  • Externalization  

Hung Nguyen
Thematic Field B
Tel.: 0421-218-58513

Research Interests

Comparative Political Economy, Public Opinion, Public Policy, Quantitative Research Methods.

Jessica Nuske
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow

Wanda Schwarze-Wippern
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow

Kristina Skau
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow

Research Interests

Qualitative research and Big Data, inequality, financial institutions, decision-making processes, conflicts and transitional justice

Meika Sternkopf
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow

Research Interests


Lisa Marie Wittig
Thematic Field B
Tel.: +49 421 218-58587

Research Interests

 

Theoretical interests:

  • Sociology of the Life Course
  • Family Sociology
  • Gender Studies

Research methods:

  • Methods of Causal Inference in the Social Sciences
  • Longitudinal Data Analysis

 

Christof Wittmaack
Thematic Field B
Affiliated Fellow

Thematic Field C "Changing Lives in Changing Socio-Cultural Contexts"

Zaklina Aguilar
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3961

Research Interests

- Work and Retiremeent
- Immigration Studies

 

Supervisors:

Dr. Jakob Fruchtmann

Prof. Dr. Sven Voelpel

Prof. Dr. Jan Pletzer (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)

 

Jelisaveta Belić
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3962

Research Interests

Coming from Serbia, my interests focus mainly around societal outliers—Roma children and families, LGBTIQ adolescents, and gifted underachieving pupils. I am currently working on a project investigating the interplay of individuals' personal values and values they are exposed to while interacting with their immediate social groups, and its effects on subjective well-being.

  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Educational Psychology
  • Mental Health
  • Values
  • Personal Construct Psychotherapy
  • Mixed Methods

Mark Burdick
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3959

Research Interests

Digital Social Science, Internet Research, Study of Worldviews, Social Network Analysis, Semantic Analysis, Sentiment Analysis, Media Studies, Narrative Analysis, Experimental Philosophy, Moral Psychology, Ethics

Cristina Greculescu
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3953

Research Interests

Noncognitive skills (particularly grit and self-control)
Positive psychological approach to personality
Educational inequalities

Ekaterina Lytkina
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3961

Research Interests

Methods of Social Research
Sociological Theory
Questionnaire Design
Cognitive Interviews
Comparative Social Research
Social Norms
Anomie

Rocco Paolillo
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3953

Research Interests

  • Social Complexity
  • Agent-based modelling
  • Immigrant Integration

Audris Umel
Thematic Field C
Tel.: +49 421 200 3966

Research Interests

Topics:
Social issues (e.g. migration, minorities and marginalization, peace and conflict)
Political and media discourse
Internet and new media 


Approaches:
Theories of social representations, positioning, and discourse
Mixed methods
Qualitative methodology
Digital ethnography and other internet research methods

Pia Gebbing
Thematic Field C

Carina-Carolyn Hartz
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Nils Tobias Henschel
Thematic Field C

Gamze Ipek
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Juma Kalyegira
Thematic Field C
Affiliated Fellow

Dariya Krasimirova Koleva
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Debing Lian
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Anne Speer
Thematic Field C
Affiliated Fellow

Markus Wienbreyer
Thematic Field C
Visiting Ph.D. Fellow (University of Valencia)

Research Interests

  • Intercultural Finance
  • Financial decision making

Xingyue Yang
Thematic Field C

Visiting PhD Fellows

Kaitlin Alper
Thematic Field B
Visiting Ph.D. fellow (UNC Chapel Hill)

Research Interests

  • comparative political economy
  • comparative social policy
  • the political economy of multilevel governance and decentralization

Shepherd Mutsvara
Thematic Field B
Visiting Ph,D. Fellow (Pedagogical University of Krakow)

Research Interests

  • Asylum procedures 
  • Refugee protection 
  • Externalization  

Markus Wienbreyer
Thematic Field C
Visiting Ph.D. Fellow (University of Valencia)

Research Interests

  • Intercultural Finance
  • Financial decision making

Research Training Group "Social Dynamics of the Self" (SELF)

Carina-Carolyn Hartz
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Gamze Ipek
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Pay Laurin Jessen
Thematic Field B
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Norms
  • Social Morality
  • Attitudes
  • Prejudice
  • Inter/Intra-Group Relations
  • Intergroup Conflict
  • Integration

Tanya Keni
Thematic Field B
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Research Interests

  • Cultural Psychology
  • Self across different cultural backgrounds
  • Values
  • Personality

Dariya Krasimirova Koleva
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

Debing Lian
Thematic Field C
RTG Doctoral Researcher

GSSP "Global Inequality, the Middle Classes and the Welfare State" (GloWel)

Gonzalo Arevalo Iglesias
Thematic Field B
DAAD-GSSP GloWel Program

Research Interests

Political Attitudes; Welfare State; Labour Market Inequalities; Quantitative Methods; Survey Methodology

Catalina Ganga Leon
Thematic Field B
DAAD-GSSP GloWel Program

Research Interests

Care work; Elderly; Gender inequality; Class inequality; Qualitative methods; Latin American research