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Diversity and Inclusion: what’s the difference? Why should we care?

A special and unusual event occurred on June 23 in Frankfurt on the rooftop and meeting rooms of the 25 Hours Hotel by Levi’s — yes, the denim jeans company Levi’s helped design the hotel. Thus we all wore jeans and sneakers (well, I didn’t, but that’s more because I don’t wear jeans to give […]

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Do you want a career in science? Questions to ask yourself

What do you want to do with your life? Is science something you’d like to engage in? What would that involve? On 28. June 2017, the University of Koblenz-Landau’s Women Career Center, Projekt Zugewinn, the Interdisziplinäres Promotionszentrum, and Frauenbüro together with the Gleichstellungsbüro of the Hochschule Koblenz hosted a day-long symposium on Career Pathways in […]

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German Weather Service looks to increase women’s presence in leadership ranks

I had the pleasure of meeting with the leadership of the German Weather Service (DWD) on Friday, June 30, 2017 at their Leadership Conference in the impressive headquarters in Offenbach am Main and talk with them about women in leadership. We looked at some of the obstacles are to women’s reaching the upper leadership levels […]

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Your authentic life Post-Postdoc. Questions to ask yourself

What can you do after a Post-Doc? Or after a doctoral degree? Universities and science workplaces speak too little about the many options available after academic work. These places have an interest in keeping their best and brightest to themselves. One can get the impression that the only option is a professorship, leading to great […]

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Women in leadership: What should we know? What should we do?

So, you’re a woman in a leadership position: what now? How can you master the delicate position between the expectations for a woman and for leaders? Where did those expectations come from, anyway? What can we do about it? And, what makes women such great leaders? We talked about all that tonight. A unique thing […]

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Visiting Fellow at the Center for the Study of Economy and Society, Cornell University

This month I am a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Economy and Society, at the Department of Sociology at Cornell University in Ithaca, New York. Prof. Victor Nee leads this Center, and he was also my theory professor when I began graduate school here 19 years ago at Cornell, so it […]

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Post-Doc available with us in the Sociology of Work

I am excited to announce that our team has room to expand! The position: A full-time post-doc (with assistant professorship aspects) to join my team for between two and six years. The job starts with a full-time, three-year contract, renewable for another three years. There is no tenure option within this position itself, but from […]

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Eric Otieno wins Goethe University DAAD Student Prize

I am happy to announce that my student Mr. Eric Otieno won the Goethe University DAAD Student Prize in January 2014. I wrote his letter of recommendation and gave a talk at his awards ceremony to describe Eric and why he deserves the prize. I first had the pleasure of meeting Eric Otieno when he took my […]

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Franz Oppenheimer, the first sociology professor in Germany, celebrated today

Today we opened the historical exhibit about Franz Oppenheimer’s life, which will be in place in our foyer for the coming six weeks. I gave the opening address in German. Today is not only the first day of the summer semester, but also the start of a series of large birthday celebrations for the Goethe-University, […]

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Technical University of Munich’s Institute for Advanced Study

  Technical universities are special places, and the Technical University in Munich is no exception. The combination of Bavarian pride, technological know-how, and strong academic tradition as well as strong, clear leadership make a potent mix. I was able to form impressions at the Annual TUM-Institute for Advanced Studies General Assembly in the Schloss Hohenhammer […]

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