Areas of interest: Theory of capitalism, financial capitalism, flexible and precarious employment, participation in companies, work relations and strategic unionism, Green New Deal, authoritarianism among teenagers.
Areas of interest: Comparative macrosociology of modern societies, social change and sociological diagnosis of our time, political sociology, theory of the welfare state, comparative research on welfare states, sociology of age (aging).
Areas of interest: Diagnosis of our time and analysis of the modern age, normative and empirical foundations of social criticism, theories of the subject and identity, sociology of time and theory of acceleration, and sociology of global relationships.
Areas of Interest: Analyses of power and subjectivity, sociology of work and labour markets, political sociology, trade union research, studies of capitalism.
Areas of Interest: Economic sociology, conflict sociology, theories of capitalism, sociology of domination.
Areas of Interest: research on basic income, volunteering research, social theory, sociology of work.
Areas of Interest: social philosophy, critical social theory, theories of modernity and late modernity, history of sociology in Nazi Germany.
Undergraduate and Graduate Research Assistants
Anna Mehlis, B.A.
Carolin Rückriem, B.A.
Alexander Lariviere, B.A.
Dr. Karina Becker
administrative director, Public Relations
Tel.: +49 (0)3641 / 9-45040
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Prof. Dr. Michael Hofmann
Areas of Interest: Theoretical and empirical milieu research, processes of transformation, men's studies.
Areas of Interest: Class theory(ies), theories of exploitation, (pragmatic) sociology of critique, critique of Political Economy, critical sociology of work.
Areas of Interest: The Structure and Agency debate, conditions of normative social critique, sociology of domination, domination and autonomy in working conditions, theoretical and practical possibilities for self-determination and human wellbeing.
Areas of Interest: Social Philosophy, Ethics, Environmental Philosophy, Feminist Philosophy, Process Philosophy, Degrowth
Areas of Interest: Sociological theory, sociology of science in the field of economic sciences, post-structuralist economic criticism, cultural theory of capitalism.
Areas of Interest: Sociology of Labour Market, Empirical Research, flexibilization and transnationalization of work, precarious and informal employment.
Areas of Interest: Economic sociology, sociological theory and its history, theories of capitalism, critical theory, theory of science.
Areas of Interest: Environmental economics and sustainability, abundance, consumption, diet poverty, exclusion, civic engagement and social movements, social theory, cultural sociology and qualitative methodology
Areas of Interest: Critical social Theory, feminist phenomenology, theories of justice, protest and subjectivity, environmental movements, political ecology of water commons.