Vita

Faculty Spotlight (in German, English version in preparation)


  • M.A. and Ph.D. in sociology from the University of Vienna and a postgraduate diploma from the Institute for Advanced Studies, Vienna
  • 1991-92 Visiting scholar at UCLA and the University of Maryland, College Park with an Erwin Schrödinger grant from the Austrian Science Foundation
  • 1993 Visiting Scholar at the University of Maryland, College Park with a grant from the Austrian Ministry of Science
  • 1994 Habilitation in Sociology at the University of Innsbruck
  • 1995 Cardinal-Innitzer Award (Social Sciences and Economics)
  • 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
  • 2006-08 and 2010-12 Head of the Department  of Sociology
  • 2012-13 Visiting Scholar at Harvard University, Department of Sociology
  • 2013-15 President of the Austrian Sociological Association/Österreichische Gesellschaft für Soziologie
  • 2015 George-Sarton-Medal awarded, University of Ghent

Visiting Professor at Charles University Prague (Erasmus Lecturer), FU Bozen/Bolzano, Kobe University, UT Knoxville and the Austrian Universities in Graz, Linz, Salzburg

Invited lectures at Flinders University (Adelaide); FU Bozen/Bolzano; Kobe University; Università degli Studi di Padova; Università degli Studi di Trento; University of Ghent; University of New Orleans; University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia ; the Austrian Universities in Graz, Klagenfurt, Linz and the University of Music and Performing Arts, Vienna

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