Curriculum Vitae

2014 -                                   Member of the North-Rhine Westphalian Academy of Sciences, Humanities and the Arts

 

2012 -                                   Dahrendorf-professor for “Theory of Modern Society” at the University of Bonn, and director of the “Forum Internationale Wissenschaft”, Bonn

 

2012 -                                   Permanent visiting professor at the Faculty for Cultural and Social Sciences at the University of Lucerne

 

2011                                      Visiting Professor at the Department of German, Princeton University, Princeton N.J., USA (February - June)

 

2011                                      “Alexander-von-Humboldt-Lecturer” at the Department of Human Geography, Radboud-University Nijmegen, Netherlands (January)

 

2007 and 2009                   Visiting professor at the “Faculty for interdisciplinary Research and Continuing Education” at the University of Klagenfurt in Vienna

 

2006 – 2010                        Rector of the University of Lucerne

 

2005 – 2006                        Fellow at the Wissenschaftskolleg at Berlin

 

2003 – 2012                        Professor for “Sociological Theory and General Sociology” at the University of Lucerne

 

2002 – 2003                        Executive director of the "International Graduate School in Sociology", University of Bielefeld, Faculty of Sociology

 

2002 – 2003                        Speaker of post graduate program (Graduiertenkolleg)  "Weltbegriffe und globale Strukturmuster. Ausdifferenzierung und funktionale Diversifikation der Weltgesellschaft" (World Concepts and Global Structural Patterns. Differentiation and Functional Diversification of the World Society), University of Bielefeld

 

2001 – 2002                        Visiting professor at the Institute for Sociology at the University of Vienna (October – January)

 

2000 – 2003                        Executive director of the “Institute of World Society of the University of Bielefeld”

 

2000                                      "Professeur invité" at the "École des hautes études en sciences sociales", Paris (February - March)

 

1999 – 2001                        Dean at the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld

 

1994 – 2003                        Professor for “Sociological Theory and General Theory” (C4) at the University of Bielefeld

 

1993                                      Call for a chair for “Comparative Cultural Sociology” (C4) at “Europa-University Viadrina”, Frankfurt/O. (rejected); deputy 1993/94

 

1991                                      Deputy of a chair for sociology at the University of Mannheim

 

1990                                      Habilitation at the Faculty for Sociology at the University of Bielefeld

 

1989 – 1994                        Research fellow at the “Max-Planck-Institute for the History of European Law”, Frankfurt/M.

 

1987                                      Research fellow at the "Maison des Sciences de l'Homme", Paris

 

1985 – 1989                        Research fellow at the “Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies”, Cologne

 

1984 – 1986                        Research fellow at the Fritz Thyssen Foundation, Cologne

 

1978 – 1983                        Research for Dissertation; Doctorate (Dr. rer. soc.) at the University of Bielefeld

 

1973 – 1977                        Studies of sociology and philosophy at the University of Bielefeld; degree in sociology

 

1972 – 1973                        Studies of sociology and philosophy at the FU Berlin

 

1971                                      Becoming member of the "Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes"

 

1970 – 1972                        Community service at the "Heil- und Pflegeanstalt Eben-Ezer" (Lemgo) and at the "Kreiskrankenhaus Detmold”

 

1958 – 1970                        Primary School and Gymnasium in Lemgo/Lippe

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