Institute of Sociology

Silke Büchau


Wilhelmstraße 36 (Hegelbau), room 104
72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29 78383
Email: silke.buechauspam

Office hours
by email appointment.

Short biography

since April 2019
Doctoral candidate at the Department of Sociology, University of Tübingen

Research interests: sociology of the family and life course Working title: “Parenthood, relationship processes and family policy in Germany” State Postgraduate Fellowship Programme Baden-Württemberg

Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Mannheim

Main focus: quantitative methods, sociology of the family and life course, social structure; Master’s thesis: “Work-family life courses and health in later life” (grade: 1,0)

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minor in French, University of Hamburg

Main focus: empirical social research, social change, inequality, enivronmental sociology; Bachelor’s thesis: “Influence of social structural characteristics and environmental attitudes on environmental behaviour” (grade: 1,0)

Semester abroad

Université Paris Ouest Nanterre La Défense

Research interests

  • Sociology of the family
  • Sociology of the life course
  • Social change