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Professorship in Sociological Theory


Research Profile:

The Professorship of Sociological Theories focuses on the development and adaption of sophisticated theories of contemporary societies and social processes.

Our theoretical endeavours are paired with empirical examinations. We adopt innovative qualitative methods of social research, creating and employing especially custom-fit ethnographies, expert interviews and document analyses.

Main general research areas are social and political theory, political sociology, democratic studies, and science and technology studies.

For more detailed insights please check out our research projects and recent publications below or the individual sites of our team members.

Research Projects:




Funding: Fritz-Thyssen-Stiftung
Laufzeit: since October 2019
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Henning Laux
Realisation: Prof. Dr. Henning Laux, Clara Wieghorst, Philipp Zeltner
Duration: 2018 - 2022
Realisation: Dr. Jenni Brichzin, Prof. Dr. Henning Laux, Dr. Ulf Bohmann

see press release or publication (in German, open access)

Funding DFG (German Research Foundation)
Duration 2013 - 2017
Supervision: Prof. Dr. Henning Laux, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Rosa
Realisation Prof. Dr. Henning Laux, Dr. Ulf Bohmann
Description: see summary

Recent Publications:

Dr. Ulf Bohmann