Research of the Faculty of Sociology at Bielefeld University

Research Sociology Bielefeld University

Research at the Faculty of Sociology is diverse and spans a range of subdisciplines in Sociology, Political Science and Social Anthropology. One distinct trademark is cross-disciplinary work, such as for example in research on world society, gender or labour market research.

Research Sociology Bielefeld University

Politics and mobilization

Albert M, Sika N (In Press) In: The Dispossessed Generation. Youth in the Middle East and North Africa. Gertel J, Kreuer D, Stolleis F (Eds); London: Saqi Books.


The Good Life in Late Socialism: Aspirations, Politics and Possibilities

Nguyen M, Wilcox P, Lin J (Eds) (In Press) 32(1).


Special issue introduction "The Good Life in Late Socialism: Aspirations, Politics and Possibilities"

Nguyen M, Wilcox P, Lin J (In Press) 32(1).


Predictive Policing – The methodological challenges of algorithmic ‘chains of translation’ and the need for a team-based digital ethnography

Egbert S, Heimstädt M (Accepted) In: Digital Technologies and States of Surveillance: Ethnographies in Policing and Justice. Avis M, Sapignoli M, Marciniak D (Eds); Abingdon/New York: Routledge.



Egbert S (In Press) In: Handbuch Drogen in sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlicher Perspektive . Feustel R, Schmidt-Semisch H, Bröckling U (Eds); 2. Auflage. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.


(Not) on yout bike: How Urban Laos doesn't move

Wilcox P (2024) 48(1): 26-42.


Research projects

Research projects

The Faculty of Sociology works on a wide range of research topics. These research topics range from work and digitalization, migration and social theories, to world society and world politics.

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Research subjects

Research subjects

Research subjects

In addition to individually and collaboratively conducted research and writing projects, much of the research is externally funded, ranging from single to collaborative and long-term projects.

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News from sociology

16. Mai 2024 - 70 Prozent nahmen Substanzen zur Erhöhung geistiger Leistung

29. April 2024 - Tom Kaden erhält Franz-Xaver-Kaufmann-Preis

23. April 2024 - Dr. Jule Adriaans gewinnt Peter A. Berger Preis der DGS-Sektion Soziale Ungleichheit und Sozialstrukturanalyse

16. April 2024 - Multidisciplinary perspectives on science and policy in the EU

16. April 2024 - Rolf Lidskog (Örebro) new visiting researcher

11. April 2024 - Official Inauguration of DFG-funded Research Training Group on "Cross-Border Labour Markets" RTG 2951

11. April 2024 - DFG-funded Research Training Group on "Cross-Border Labour Markets" starts its work

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