Curriculum Vitae

born on June 26, 1946 in Kempten, Federal Republic of Germany

Education and Degrees

Habilitation, Free University Berlin

Dr. rer. pol. (Ph.D.) (political science), University of Munich

1976 - 1978
Teacher at Colleges in Munich and Starnberg

Zweites Staatsexamen

Dipl. sc. pol. (political sciences), Hochschule für Politik, Munich

Erstes Staatsexamen (social sciences and sports), University of Munich

Professional Experience

Honorary Professor at the Free University Berlin, Institute for Sociology.

resumption of the research activity at the Social Science Research Center (WZB)

Honorary Professor at the newly founded School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent

1998 - 2000
Chair of Sociology at the University of Kent at Canterbury

1996 - 1997
Chair of Sociology (temporarily) at the John F. Kennedy-Institute for North America Studies and at the Institute of Sociology, Free University Berlin

1995 - 1997
Lecturer (Privatdozent) at the Department of Political Science, Free University Berlin

1988 - 1997
Senior Research Fellow at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB), Research Unit „Public Sphere and Social Movements“

Saywer Fellow at the Institute for International Studies, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

1985 - 1988
Research Fellow at the Sonderforschungsbereich 101 and 333, University of Munich

1983 - 1985
Scholarship funded by the German Research Association (DFG); Visiting Scholar at the Harvard University (1983) and at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (1984)

Assistant Professor at the Geschwister-Scholl-Institute of Political Science, University of Munich