Faculty Spotlight
(in German, English version in preparation)

Master degree (Magister) and Doctoral degree (Dr.phil.) in sociology from the University of Vienna and a postgraduate diploma from the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna

2013 - 21

Dean, Faculty of Social and Political Sciences, Universität Innsbruck


George-Sarton-Medal awarded, University of Ghent

2013 - 15

President of the Austrian Sociological Association/Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie

2012 - 13

Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Department of Sociology

2010 - 12

Head of the Department of Sociology

2006 - 08

Head of the Department of Sociology

1994 - 97

APART-Fellow (Austrian Program for Advanced Research and Technology, Austrian Academy of Science) at the University of Chicago, Stanford University, and the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia


Cardinal-Innitzer Award (Social Sciences and Economics)


Habilitation in Sociology at the Universität Innsbruck
Honorary Fellow at the University of Wisconsin, Madison


Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park with a grant from the Austrian Ministery of Science

1991 - 92

Visiting Scholar at UCLA and the University of Maryland, College Park with an Erwin Schrödinger grant from the Austrian Science Foundation

Visiting Professor

Charles University Prague (Erasmus Lecturer)
FU Bozen/Bolzano
Kobe University
Universität Graz
Universität Linz
Universität Salzburg
University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Invited Lectures

Flinders University (Adelaide)
FU Berlin
FU Bozen/Bolzano
Institute Vienna Circle
Kobe University
Università degli Studi di Padova
Università degli Studi di Trento
Universität Duisburg
Universität Graz
Universität Klagenfurt
Universität Linz
Universität Wuppertal (IZWT)
University of Ghent
University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna
University of New Orleans
University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia