Members

Scientists of the University of Duisburg-Essen are welcome to apply for a membership in the Main Research Area - Transformation of Contemporary Societies.  A membership is granted with the concent of the Board of Council. Interested scientists are invited to get into touch with the speaker of the Main Research Area, Prof. Achim Goerres or our office.

In the general members meeting the Board of Council is voted and contentual and structural decisions in the Main Research Area are discussed and implemented.

The following list states the present members (36. week/2015), coming from five different faculties and/or our central scientific and associated institutes:

Members

Dr. Birgit Apitzsch
Chair of Comparative Sociology - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Patrizia Aurch Beerheide
Research department labor - integration - mobility - Department of Work and Qualitikation - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Rainer Baumann
Head of Research Unit "Global Governance Revisited" - Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research > more

Prof. Dr. Frank Becker
Department of Modern History - Historical Institute - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Joscha Beckmann
Chair of Economics, especially macroeconomics -. Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Dr. Felix Sebastian Bethke
Research Assistant in an externally funded project - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > mehr

Prof. Dr. Ansgar Belke
Chair of Economics, especially macroeconomics -. Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. Ulrike Berendt
Chair of Practical Social Sciences - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Christoph Bieber
Welker-Foundation Chair in Ethics in Policy Management and Society - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Andreas Blätte
Professor of Public Policy and Regional Policy - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Markus Böckenförde
Executive Director (Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research)  > more

Prof. Dr. Gregor Bongaerts
Chair of Sociology / Sociological Theory - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Ute K. Boonen
Department of dutch language and culture – Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bosch
Managing Director - Department of Work and Qualification - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Stefan Brakensiek
Department of Early Modern History - Historical Institute - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Helmut Bremer
Chair of Adult Education / Political Education - Department of Vocational Education and Training - Faculty of Education more

Prof. Dr. Jeannette Brosig-Koch
Chair of Quantitative Economic Policy - Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. Martin Brussig
Head of research labor market - Integration - Mobility - Institute for Work and Qualification - Faculty of Social Science > more

Prof. Dr. Barbara Buchenau
Chair of American Studies - Department of Anglophone Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Anne Busch-Heizmann
Department of Sociology – Department of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Flemming Christiansen
Chair of Social Sciences East Asian Studies - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Florian Coulmas
Senior Professor for Japanese Society and Sociolinguistics - Department of East Asian Sciences - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Robert Czudaj
Chair of Econometrics - Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Jun.Prof. Dr. Shuanping Dai
IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies -Department of East Asian Studies - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. sc. pol. Tobias Debiel
Chair of International Relations / external and development policies - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Nicolai Dose
Department of Political Science and Public Administration - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Patrick Eiden-Offe
Department of American Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. phil. Ralf-Peter Fuchs
Chair of History of the Rhine-Meuse region - Historical Institute - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Frank Gadinger
Head of Research Unit "Demokratieparadoxe und -perspektiven" - Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research > more

Prof. Dr. Gabriele Genge
Professor of Modern Art History / Art Science - Department of Arts and Science - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Achim Goerres
Chair of Empirical Political Science - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. em. Dr. Dieter Grunow
Scientific Director for International Cooperation - Rhein-Ruhr Institute for Social Research and Policy Consulting e.V. > more

Prof. Dr. Inga Gryl
Teaching of Science Education with a focus Social Sciences - Department of General Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Derya Gür-Seker
Department of American Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Thomas Haipeter
Head of Research Unit "Working Time and Work Organisation" - Department of Work and Qualification - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Oliver Hallich
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. sc. pol. Brigitte Hamm
Institute for Development and Peace - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Christof Hartmann
Chair of International Relations and Development Policy - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. em. Dr. Thomas Heberer
Senior Professor of Politics and Society - IDepartment of East Asian Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. rer. pol. Ray Hebestreit
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Timo Heinrich
N-EAST School of Advanced Studies - Institute of East Asian Studies > more

Prof. Dr. Volker M. Heins
Head of Research Center "Global Cultural Conflicts and Transcultural cooperation" - Käte Hamburger Kolleg / Centre for Global Cooperation Research > more

PD Dr. Claudia Hiepel
Department of History - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. phil. Miguel Hoeltje
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Dirk Hofäcker
Chair Methods of Quantitative social research - Institute for Social Work and Social Policy - Faculty of Education > more

Dr. Heiko Hoßfeld
Academic Advisor - Department of labor, personnel and organization - Faculty of Economics > more

Dr. rer. pol. Momoyo Hüstebeck
Junior research group - IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies - Institute of East Asian Studies > more


Apl. Prof. Dr. Friedrich Jaeger
Institute for Cultural Studies Essen > more

Dipl. -Soz. Wiss. Andreas Jansen
Department of Labour Market - Integration - Mobility - Department of Work and Qualification - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Maren A. Jochimsen
Managing Director - Essen College of Gender Studies > more

Prof. Dr. Michael Kaeding
Chair of European Integration and European Policy - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more 

Prof. M. Karlsson, Ph.D.
Chair of Health Economics - Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. Fabian Kessl
Chair of Theory and Methods of Social Work - Department of Social Work and Social Policy - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Kiesel
Chair of energy trading and financial services - Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. Ute Klammer
Chair of Political Science (especially social policies) - Department of Social Work and Social Policy - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Matthias Knuth
Department of Labour Market - Integration - Mobility - Department of Work and Qualification - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Kader Konuk
Director - Institute of Turkish Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. phil. Karl-Rudolf Korte
Chair of the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany and modern theories of state - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Anne-Kristin Kuhnt
Chair of Family and Migration Sociology - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. phil. Janet Kursawe
Department of Development and Peace - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

PD Dr. Daniel Lambach
Chair of International Relations and Development Policy - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Yuan Li
IN-EAST School of Advanced Studies – Department of Business and Economics> more

Prof. Dr. Tao Liu
Assistant Professor of comparative sociology with focus on the society of China – Department of Sociology – Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Jens Loenhoff
Chair of Communication Science - Department of Communication Science - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Kerstin Lukner
Department of Political Science and East Asian Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Rumin Luo
Department of East Asian Studies - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Sabine Manzel
Teaching of Social Science - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more


Prof. Dr. Renate Martinsen
Chair of Political Theory - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Dietmar Meinel
Department of Anglophone Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more 

Dr. Martin Meister
Chair of Sociology / Sociological Theory - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Ralf Miggelbrink
Chair of Systematic Theology - Department of Catholic Theology - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Witold Mucha
Research Fellow with the research focus Interkultur - Department of Cultural Studies Essen > more

Dr. Silke Neusser
Chair of Medical Management - Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. Marcel Nieden
Research Center Historical Theology - Department of Protestant Theology - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Andreas Niederberger
Chair of Philosophy with focus on Practical Philosophy - Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Nele Noesselt
Professor of Political Science with a focus on East Asia / China - Institute of East Asian Studies and Political Science, Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Rolf Parr
Professor of Literature and Media Studies - Department of German Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Werner Pascha
Chair of East Asian Economic Studies / Japan and Korea - Institute of East Asian Studies - Faculty of Economics > more

Jun. Prof.  Marie Paul
Department of Quantitative Methods in Economics - Mercator School of Management - Department of Business Administration > more

Dr. phil. Glaucia Peres da Silva
Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences >  mehr

Prof. Dr. Nicolle Pfaff
Chair of Ethnic differentiation and heterogeneity - AG migration and inequality research - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Susanne Pickel
Professor of Political Science with a focus on Comparative Politics - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Science > more

Prof. Dr. Karola Pitsch
Department of Communication Science - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Patricia Plummer
Chair for Postcolonial Studies - Department of Anglophone Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Alexandra Pontzen
Chair of Germanic Linguistics - Department of German Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more


Prof. Dr. Sigrid Quack
Chair of Comparative Sociology - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Josef Raab
Chair of American Studies - Department of Anglophone Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. em. Dr. Jo Reichertz
Chair of Communication Science - Department of Communication Science - Faculty of Humanities > more


Prof. Dr. Theresa Reinold
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > mehr


Dr. Raphael van Riel
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Carolin Rotter
Pedagogical professionalism and Profession Research - Department of Education - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Neil Roughley
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Benjamin Scheller
Chair of History of the Late Middle Ages and Early Modern - Department of History - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Daniela Schiek
Department of Social Work and Social Policy - Faculty of Education > more

Dr. Sebastian Schinkel
Department of Education - Faculty of Education Sciences > more

Dr. Corinna Schlicht
Department of American Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more 

Dr. Christian Schmidt
Department of Vocational Education and Training - Faculty of Education > mehr


Prof. Dr. Ute Schmiel
Chair of Business Taxation - Department of Business and Economics - Faculty of Economics > more

Prof. Dr. Ute Schneider
Professor of Social and Economic History - Historical Institute - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Helmut Schneider
Cultural Geography / Regional Geography East and Southeast Asia - Department of East Asian Studies > more

Dr. Korinna Schoenhaerl
Department of History - Faculty of Humanities > more

Dr. Oliver Schwarz
Chair of European Integration and European Policy - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Karen Shire
Chair of Comparative Sociology and Japanese Society - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. rer. pol. Toralf Stark
Chair of Political Science with a focus on Comparative Politics - Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Science > more


Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Stark
Chair of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Development - Department of Psychology - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Petra Stein
Chair of Social Research / Methods of Social Research and Statistics - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Anja Steinbach
Chair of Family and Migration Sociology - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Gisela Steins
Psychology and Social Psychology (Institute of Psychology) > more

Prof. Dr. Sybille Stöbe-Blossey
Head of Research Unit Learning and Education in Structural Change - Department of Work and Qualification - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Markus Taube
Chair of East Asian economy, particularly China - Confucius Institute Metropolis Ruhr - Mercator School of Management - Department of Business Administration > more

Dr. Jana Trumann
Department of Vocational Education and Training - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Cornelia Ulbert
Managing Director - Department of Development and Peace - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Prof. Dr. Carsten Ullrich
Chair of Methods of Social Research - Department of Social Work and Social Policy - Faculty of Education > more

Prof. Dr. Hacı-Halil Uslucan
Scientific Director of the Centre for Turkish Studies and Integration Research - Department of Turkish Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Anja Weiß
Chair of Macrosociology and Transnational Processes - Department of Sociology - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Dr. Kristina Weissenbach
Department of Political Science - Faculty of Social Sciences > more

Karsten Witt
Department of Philosophy - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Folkart Wittekind
Chair of Systematic Theology - Department of Protestant Theology - Faculty of Humanities > more

Prof. Dr. Evelyn Ziegler
Chair of Germanic linguistics with an emphasis sociolinguistics - Department of German Studies - Faculty of Humanities > more

Former members

Dr. Oliver Bidlo
Department of communication sciences – Faculty of Humanities.

Prof. Dr. Gerhard Bosch
Retirement.

Prof. Dr. Hermann Cölfen
deceased.


Dr. Carina Jasmin Englert
Department of communication sciences – Faculty of Humanities. Since 08/14 research assistant at the German School of Police.

Dr. Thomas Ernst
Department of Literature and Media Practice - Department of German Studies - Faculty of Humanities - University of Amsterdam > more 

Dr. Markus Hertwig
Department of Labour Market - Integration - Mobility - Institute for Work and Qualification, since June 2015 professor for "Sociology focusing Work and Organization" at the Technical University of Chemnitz.

Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Imo
Chair of Germanic Linguistics - Department of German Studies - Faculty of Philosophy II > more

Dr. Karola Köhling
No longer employed at the UDE.

Dr. Martin Meister
Department of sociology, technology and innovation sociology - TU Berlin.

Prof. Dr. Christian Meyer
Department of History and Sociology - since 2016 professor for general Sociology and a focus on Sociology of culture at the University of Konstanz > more


Dr. Witold Mucha
Since 10/2015: Research Associate with focus in European Politica/International Relations, Heinrich-Heine University of Düsseldorf.

Dr. Ezio Di Nucci   
Department of Philosophy – Faculty of Humanities, since January 2015 Associate Professor of Medical Ethics at University of Copenhagen.

Dr. rer. soc. Ute Pascher-Kirsch
Head of Research for Employment and Equal Opportunities - Rhein-Ruhr Institute for Social Research and Policy Consulting e.V.

Prof. Dr. Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer
Faculty management - Department of sociology, technology and innovation sociology - TU Berlin.

Dr. Helmut Schneider
Retirement.

Dr. Christoph Strupat
Department of Business and Economics – Faculty of Economics, since may 2015 Deutsches Institut für Entwicklungspolitik (DIE).

Dr. Stefan Vorderstraße
Chair of applied social sciences – Department of Political Science – Faculty of Social Sciences.