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Dr. Ralf Bohnsack
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Qualitative Research on Human Development

Arnimallee 11, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 506 89
HomepageProf. Dr. Ralf Bohnsack

Areas of Expertise

  • Qualitative methods: e.g., methods in the field of conversation analysis

  • Interview evaluation

  • Image and video interpretation

  • Analysis and interpretation of visual media (photos, videos, film, daily life drawings)

  • Analysis of media reception (particularly visual media)

  • Qualitative evaluation research in all fields

Dr. Gunter Gebauer
Professor of Philosophy

Department of Philosophy and Humanities
Institute of Philosophy
Anthropology, Philosophy of Language, Social Philosophy

Thielallee 43, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 55822
HomepageProf. Dr. Gunter Gebauer

Areas of Expertise

  • Soccer
  • Culture-specific differences in soccer
  • Role of the referee
  • Sociology of sport
  • Soccer fans
  • Olympia
  • Historical anthropology
  • Linguistic theory
  • Philosophy of language
  • Social philosophy
  • Aesthetics
  • Anthropology of language
  • Theories of practice
  • Philosophy of movement
  • Languages of emotion

Dr. Jürgen Gerhards
Professor of Sociology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 576 53
Phone (Assistant)+49 30 838 576 51
HomepageProf. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards

Areas of Expertise

  • Cultural similarities and differences between EU member states and candidate states
  • Cultural sociology
  • Public sociology

Dr. Adelheid Kuhlmey
Professor of Medical Sociology

Charité - University Medicine
Center for Human and Health Sciences
Institute of Medical Sociology and Rehabilitation Science

Luisenstraße 57, 10117 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 450 529 171

Areas of Expertise

  • Medical sociology
  • Demographic change and implications for the development of the health care system
  • Health care and nursing care for the elderly / nursing care research
  • Gender comparison of aging and health
  • Health promotion in old age
  • Familial support in old age / family members as caregivers
  • Professionalization
  • Health professions and nursing: academization and career opportunities

Dr. Martin Neugebauer
Professor of Education

Department of Education and Psychology
Empirical Educational and Higher Education Research

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 51160
HomepageProf. Dr. Martin Neugebauer

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, ethnic, and gender inequalities in educational systems
  • Higher education research

Dr. Cornelia Reiher
Professor of Japanese Studies

Department of History and Cultural Studies
Seminar of East Asian Studies / Japanology
Graduate School of East Asian Studies

Hittorfstraße 18, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 714 65
HomepageProf. Dr. Cornelia Reiher

Areas of Expertise

  • Japan
  • Globalization
  • Food studies
  • Global agri-food system
  • Food safety
  • Rural Japan
  • (Local) identities
  • Rural revitalization

Dr. Jochen Töpfer

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute for East European Studies
Division of Sociology

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 505 95
HomepageDr. Jochen Töpfer

Areas of Expertise

  • Social, political, and economic aspects of the processes in Eastern Europe
  • Southeastern Europe / former Yugoslavia
  • Privatization
  • Informality and neo-feudalism
  • Parties and political elites in transformation
  • Transboundary cooperation in border regions of the EU
  • Religion and society
  • Religion and politics

Dr. Christian von Scheve
Professor of Sociology

Department of Political and Social Sciences
Institute of Sociology
Research Group Sociology of Emotions

Garystraße 55, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Office)+49 30 838 576 95
HomepageProf. Dr. Christian von Scheve

Areas of Expertise

  • Emotions
  • Social inequality
  • Identity
  • Economic sociology
  • Values and standards

Dr. Peter Walschburger
Professor of Biopsychology

Department of Education and Psychology
Institute of Biopsychology

Habelschwerdter Allee 45, 14195 Berlin

Phone (Home)+49 30 802 47 27

Areas of Expertise

  • Anthropology: humans as natural and cultural beings (social by nature)
  • Management of individual action goals (desire for autonomy) in groups
  • Familiar vs. foreign: problems of integration within and between groups (xenophobia)
  • Dominance hierarchies and the dynamics of power, performance, and social motivation (craving for recognition)
  • Human-environment relationships; people and media; new media
  • Stress and overload: conditions, symptoms, stress regulation
  • Disasters; threatening and extreme situations; trauma
  • Dismay effects
  • Physical-psychological interactions; mind-body relationship; nature and culture
  • Moods and seasonal rhythms: conditions, hormonal and psychosocial aspects (biopsychology, biometeorology)
  • Weather, climate, geographical regions, and psyche: Mediterranean vs. northern regions
  • Sports psychological problems
  • Adventurousness, risk-taking behavior
  • Sex and gender: bio-psycho-social aspects of complementarity between men and women
  • Emotional aspects of development and lifespan: children and parents, teens, adults, seniors
  • Methodical, scientific, and epistemological problems in the human sciences