Institute of Political Science

Dr. Dorian R. Woods

University Employment

  • 10/2016 – present: Research associate and lecturer for sociology with focus on gender studies, University of Constance, Germany
  • 2/2016 –09/2016: Substituting professor for sociology with focus on gender studies, University of Constance, Germany.
  • 10/2004 – 2/2016: Researcher, postdoc researcher and part-time lecturer at the University of Tübingen, Germany
  • 4/2012 – 9/2014: Part-time lecturer at the School of Social Work, Protestant University of Applied Sciences, Ludwigsburg, Germany
  • 9/2003: International Visiting Scholar at the American Political Science Association Centennial Center, Washington, D.C.


  • 2007: Doctorate degree at the Institute for Political Science, Eberhard-Karls-University Tübingen, Germany
  • 1999-2004: Associated member of the Graduate College “The Future of the European Social Model” Göttingen University, Germany
  • 1995: Master of Theological Studies at Harvard University
  • 1992: Bachelor of Arts at Vassar College

Scholarships and Awards

  • 2009 – 2012 Scholarship recipient of the Schlieben-Lange Postdoc Grant Program of the Ministry of Science, Research and Art Baden-Württemberg
  • 2005 – 2006 Scholarship recipient of the „Wiedereinstiegsstipendium“ Program of Tübingen University
  • 2000 – 2004 PhD scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation
  • 1999 Scholarship recipient of the Berlin Senate Commission for Employment, Training and Women

Current Research Projects

Completed Research Projects

  • Pflege und Qualität in Deutschland [Long-Term Care and Quality in Germany]
  • Doing Dirty Business in the European Social State? Encouraging Work Migration in the Informal Social Service Sector of the Private Household


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Lectures and Seminars at Tuebingen University

Winter semester 2013/2014

  • Gender und der Wohlfahrtsstaat

Summer semester 2013

  • Gender und Wohlfahrtsstaat-Forschung

Winter semester 2011/2012

  • Social Policy in USA and Germany

Summer semester 2011

  • Comparing Social Policy

Winter semester 2010/2011

  • Sozialpolitik im Vergleich

Winter semester 2009/2010

  • The liberal welfare state: the U.S. and its social policies (M.A./Hauptstudium Magister, Diplom)

Winter semester 2008/2009

  • Seniorenpolitik im 21. Jahrhundert: Wohlfahrtsstaaten im Vergleich (M.A./Hauptstudium Magister, Diplom)
  • Politisch-Ethische Konzepte: Gleichheit, Gerechtigkeit und Gender (M.A./Hauptstudium Magister, Diplom)
  • „Vergleichende Politikwissenschaft“: einmalige Vorlesung bei der Vorlesungsreihe Einführung in die Politikwissenschaft (B.A.)

Summer semester 2008

  • Politische Wirtschaftslehre (B.A./ Grundstudium Magister)

Previous seminars can be found under this link