Prof. Dr. Sigrid Quack



Professor for Sociology with focus on Comparative Sociology



Curriculum Vitae

Since October 2013, I have been Professor of Sociology, with a focus on Comparative and Transnational Sociology, at the University of Duisburg-Essen. At the same time, I remain affiliated with the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne as an Associate Researcher and Leader of the Research Group Institution Building across Borders. Before joining the University of Duisburg-Essen, I taught as Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Cologne and the Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (SPCE-IMPRS). From 1993 to 2007 I held positions as researcher and project leader at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung where I conducted international comparative studies on labour markets, employment, organization and professions, and taught at the Free Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and Technischen Universität Berlin. I studied sociology at the Université Paris-Vincennes and the Freie Universität Berlin, obtaining my doctorate in 1992 and my habilitation in 2007 from the latter.

During stays abroad I have been researching and teaching at the Ecole Normal Supérieure de Cachan (France), the University of Uppsala (Sweden) and the University of Cambridge (UK). As German member of the expert network Gender Equality and Employment of the European Commission from 1989 to 1995, I prepared expert opinions on working time, occupational segregation, and wage disparities. From 2006 to 2008, I was Chair of the European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS). Currently I am a member of the Executive Committee of the Society for the Avancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), a coordinator of the Research Network on  Professionals and Professions in a Globalizing World of the Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE), an Associate Member of the Institute for World Society Studies at the University of Bielefeld and the Graduate School for Research on Organizational Paths, funded by the German Research Foundation.

I am a member of the editorial boards of Organization Studies, Journal of Professions and Organizations, Review of International Political Economy (RIPE) and Managementforschung, and I review regularly for Regulation & Governance among other international journals.