Professional Activities

since 2015
Head of the Section ’Dynamics of Inequality in Welfare Societies’ in the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen

1999 - 2015
Head of the Section ’Gender Policy in the Welfare State’ in the Centre for Social Policy Research (ZES), University of Bremen

since 1999
Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Bremen

2007 - 2008
Vice Dean, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen
2004 - 2007
Director and Co-director, Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen
Habilitation (venia legendi) in Sociology, University of Göttingen. Publication on the German sociological discourse on social inequality and gender (Leske + Budrich 2000)
1996 - 1998
Post-doctoral Fellow, Graduate Program ’Gender Relations and Social Change’, University of Dortmund
Guest lecturer, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sociology Department
Fulbright Scholarship, New York University, New York, USA; Program: American Studies
1988 - 1996
Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen
1980 - 1988
Research Associate, Sociological Research Institute (SOFI), Göttingen
University of Hannover: publication on gender segmentation of clerical work in large-scale administrations in Germany (Campus 1990)
Diploma in Social Sciences (MA equivalent), University of Göttingen
1974 - 1980
Social Sciences Program, University of Göttingen

Peer Reviewer

among others:
Zeitschrift für Soziologie
Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung
Zeitschrift für Sozialreform
Social Politics
European Societies


among others:
Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
Hans Böckler Foundation