Institute of Sociology

Founded in 1960 by the renowned sociologist Ralf Dahrendorf , the Department of Sociology has developed since then into a modern center of sociological teaching and research in which six professors examine current social issues. What they have in commonis is their empirical focus. [Read on]

Relevant contacts

Function Phone/Room E-Mail Consultation hours

Head of the Department

Prof. Dr. Boris Nieswand


R 113

@Nieswand Di 9-10:30 Uhr,
by Doodle appointment only


Karolin Mattes


R 107

@Mattes Mon-Fri 9-15:30

Director of Degree Programs

Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing


R 124


Wed 14-16 by appointment

During the semester break:

Appointment by e-mail:

Study advisor
Antonia Platten


R 102


Wed 14-16 by prior e-mail appointment

During the semester break:
1.8.,15.8.,5.9.,26.9., always 14-16

Internship advisor
Antonia Platten


R 102


Wed 14-16 by prior e-mail appointment

During the semester break:
1.8.,15.8.,5.9.,26.9., always 14-16

Internship Commissioner

Scott Milligan, PhD


R 126

@Milligan by appointment

Equal opportunities


R 110

@Dieterich by appointment

EDP Commissioner

Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing


R 124


Wed 14-16 by e-mail appointment

During the semester break:


EDP support

Michael Steigele

Carlo Heimisch


R 128


by appointment / notice board


Svitlana Benz
(Prof. Groß, Prof. Schober)

Karin Schlotterer
(Prof. Hillmert)



R 114


R 105






Mon-Fri 8-13


Mon-Fri 8-12

Student Council R 103 @Fachschaft Monday 5 pm
Phone (07071 ...)
Consultation hours (room)
Prof. Dr. Martin Groß


Wed 14:30-16 (R 115)

by e-mail appointment with Mrs. Benz


Prof. Dr. Steffen Hillmert


Wed 14-15:30 (R 106) after prior email appointment with Ms. Schlotterer  ( 07071 29-76892) 
Please send organisational queries about courses to Ms. Schlotterer.


Prof. Dr. Marion Müller29-72951

Lecture period: Thu 12-13 (R 112)
Lecture-free period: by e-mail appointment

Prof. Dr. Boris Nieswand29-72948

Wed 9-10:30 (R 113)
Appointments via Doodle

Prof. Pia S. Schober, Ph.D.29-73462

Wed 15-16 (R 108)

Prof. Schober is on maternity leave from 1.3.2019.
Replacement: Dr. Sandra Krapf (MZES Uni Mannheim), contact details at the University of Tübingen will follow.


Prof. Dr. Jörg Strübing


Wed 14-16 (R 124)
Appointment by e-Mail:

Visiting Professor
Dr. Sandra Krapf29-73462Wed 3–4 pm (R 108) by prior appointment@Krapf
Researchers, senior researchers and doctoral candidates
Hannah Bennani, Dr.29-72949by appointment (R 111)


Silke Büchau, M.A.29-78383by appointment (R 104)@Buechau
Sophia Cramer, M.A by appointment (R 111)@Cramer
Dr. Anno Dederichs


on leave@Dederichs
Manuel Dieterich, M.A.29-78381by appointment (R 110)@Dieterich
Moritz Fischer, M.A.29-77574n. a. (Keplerstr. 2, R 087)@Fischer
Michael Hutzler29-78381by appointment (R 110)@Hutzler
Silvia Kopecny, M.A.29-75436by appointment (Wilhelmstr. 36, R 109)@Kopecny
Helen Law, Ph.D29-78383by appointment (Wilhelmstr. 36, R104)@Law
Dr. Damián Omar Martínez29-77275by appointment (Keplerstr. 2, R 284)@Martinez
Karoline Mikus, M.A.29-77461Mon 2:30-4 pm after prior appointment by email (Keplerstr. 2, R 145)@Mikus
Scott Milligan, PhD29-72947by appointment (R 126)@Milligan
Dr. Sophie Müller29-72949currently not teaching@Müller
Dr. Ursula Offenberger29-7513by appointment (Hausserstr. 11/U6)@Offenberger
Antonia Platten29-75497Wed, 2-4pm by prior e-mail appointment (R 102)@Platten
Philipp Rhein, M.A. by app. (Doctoral College-Rightwing Populism, Gartenstr. 29)@Rhein
Dr. Laia Sanchez Guerrero29-78383by appointment (Wilhelmstr. 36, R104)@Sanchez
Dr. Marc Schwenzer29-77460by appointment (Keplerstr. 2; R145)@Schwenzer
Richard Siegert, M.A. by app. (Doctoral College-Rightwing Populism, Gartenstr. 29)@Siegert
Fabian Stöhr, M.A.29-78376by appointment (Keplerstr. 2, R 146)@Stöhr
Associate / Visiting Professors
Prof. Dr. John Neelsen29-by appoinment ( Hegelbau, room 127)@Neelsen
Prof. Dr. Herman G. van de Werfhorst n.a.@vandeWerfhorst
Teaching staff (temporary)
Dr. Renate Baumgartner29-75674by appointment@Baumgartner

Louise-Alice Härtig, B.A.

 by appointment


Dr. Andreas Kögel

0921 55-4850/55- -4197Universität Bayreuth,
Kulturwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Debora Niermann, M.A.0761 203-54137

University of Freiburg, Department of Sociology



Daniel Pastuh, M.A.

 by appointment (University of Jena)


Dr. Kie Sanada by appointment@Sanada

Alexander Schlager, M. A.

29-72929by appointment (Keplerstr. 4, R 3)


Svitlana Benz29-74217Tue, Wed, Thu 9-13 (R 114)@Benz
Karolin Mattes29-74664Mon-Fri 9-15:30 (R 107)@Mattes
Karin Schlotterer


Mon-Fri 8-12 (R 105)

Dr. Jürgen Plieninger


by appointment
IfP, Melanchthonstr. 36, R 102
Student assistants
Carlo Heimisch (EDV)29-78384by appointment (R 128)@computerhiwi
Michael Steigele (EDV)29-78384by appointment (R 128)@computerhiwi

Emeriti and former staff members

Name Title Previous function Email

Colloseus, Cecilia

M.A. wiss. Mitarbeiterin @Colloseus
Deutschmann, Christoph Prof. Dr. Hochschullehrer i. R. @Deutschmann
Estel, Bernd PD Dr. Privatdozent i. R. @Estel
Gildemeister, Regine Prof. Dr. Hochschullehrerin @Gildemeister
Seyfahrt, Constans Prof. Dr. Hochschullehrer i.R. @Seyfahrt
Schiller, Maria Dr. Hochschullehrerin @Schiller
Schweiker, Michael M.A. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter @Schweiker
Sprondel, Walter Prof. Dr. Hochschullehrer i.R. @Sprondel
Vandecasteele, Leen Prof. Dr. Hochschullehrerin @Vandecasteele
Weber, Hannes Dr. Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter @Weber
Weßling, Katharina Dr. Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin @Weßling
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