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EDUCATION
2000
Habilitation (post-doctoral dissertation) Martin-Luther-University Halle/Saale, Department of History, Philosophy and Social Sciences; venia legendi: sociology; 


1993 
Ph.D. (Dr.Phil) Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main; sociology;


1990
Diploma (M.A. equivalent) Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main: education, sociology and psychology. 


ACADEMIC POSITIONS
Summer 2013 — present
Full professor (tenured) of sociology of planning and architecture at TU Berlin
Spring 2002 - summer 2013
Full professor (tenured) of sociology at TU Darmstadt
February 2011
Offer: full professor (tenured) of sociology with a specialization in cultural sociology at Konstanz University (declined)
 
August 2008 - January 2011
Offer: full Professor (tenured) of sociology and social politics at Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/Main (declined)
February 2002 - July 2008
Offer: full Professor (tenured) of sociology, social work and education at Duisburg University (declined)
 
2001 – 2002
Assistant Professor of sociology Martin-Luther-Universität Halle/Saale; 
 
AWARDS, PRIZES AND FELLOWSHIPS (selected)
2018
Appointed distinguished member of acatech, the National Academy of Science and Engineering/ Deutsche Akademie der Technikwissenschaften
2015
Award for Excellent Teaching (chairs section) at the Faculty of Planning, Building, Environment at TU Berlin
2014
Fondation de la Maison des sciences de l'homme – financial support for the translation of the monograph „Raumsoziologie“ into the French language
2013
Humanities International Award (Geisteswissenschaften International Preis); funding for English translation of book „Raumsoziologie“
 
Spring 2012
Visiting Fellowship at University of Gothenburg (Schweden) 
 
Spring -summer 2010
Visiting Fellowship at excellency cluster „Cultural Foundations of Integration” at Konstanz University
 
spring 2010
Visiting Fellowship at excellency Cluster “TOPOI: The Formation and Transformation of Space and Knowledge in Ancient Civilizations” at FU Berlin/HU Berlin
 
October + November 2009
DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Visiting Professor at Universidade Federal da Bahia (Brassilien)
 
Winter 2006/2007
Haniel-Lecture at Universität St. Gallen (Switzerland)
March 2005
Visiting Professor at Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Paris (France)
 
June 2000
Awarded Christian-Wolff-Prize from Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg for excellency in research, especially for Habilitation “Sociology of Space”.
 
ACADEMIC FUNCTIONS (Selected)
Since 2018
 
Member of the Steering Committee „Focussing on Grand Challenges”, Berlin University Alliance
Since 2015
Deputy editor of the journal Sociologies in Dialogue (Brazilian Society of Sociology) 
Since 2014
Member of the Executive Board of Research Committee on Sociological Theory RC16, International Sociological Association
2013 — 2017
Representing German universities in DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) for Korea/Japan
2013
Dean of Student Affairs at TU Darmstadt
 
2012
Member of Theodor W. Adorno Award committee, Frankfurt/Main
 
2011-2013 
President German Sociological Association (Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie) 
 
2011-2013
Member of Academic Advisory Board of TU Darmstadt
 
2008
Acting Director Institute of Sociology, TU Darmstadt 
 
2004-2013
Academic spokesperson for research focus “Urban Research” at TU Darmstadt
 

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