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A beautiful life as a (woman) scientist: easier than you’d think!

On July 10, 2015, I met with a fascinating and dynamic group of young women scientists at the University of Siegen. Some were celebrating the conclusion of their mentoring program, and another group was marking the beginning of the journey with their mentors. On this beautiful sunny day, we talked about their ideal futures and […]

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What kinds of people fuel the new backlash? Why do we need limits on paid work?

A continuation of the Blog on the new Backlash: why we need to defend work-life research and policies, from my presentation at the Conference “6th International Community, Work and Family Conference in Malmö, Sweden from 19-22 May 2015”. This presentation and blog were inspired by my response to Thomas Vasek’s book “Work-Life Bullshit” which we […]

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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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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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Intro to Sociology: Reification, Agency and Structure

I’m teaching the introduction to Sociology at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt, and one of the early concepts that we’re working with is reification. I use this concept early because a lot of the things we will learn in the introduction to Sociology don’t sound very empowering for new sociologists. We learn a lot about structures that […]

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Doctoral Position in Sociology at the Goethe-University, Frankfurt

Doctoral Position in Sociology The Faculty for Social Sciences (FB03) at Goethe-University Frankfurt, Department of Sociology, in the Team of Prof. Heather Hofmeister, Ph.D., Professor for Sociology with the Specialty in the Sociology of Work, invites applications for a half-position (50%) as a doctoral candidate in Sociology for three years (German pay scale TV-H 13) […]

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The uniqueness of the German academic system: my insider and outsider perspective, Part II

On January 9, 2013, I gave the keynote talk at the “Meet the Female Faculty” Event at the Ruhr-University of Bochum. The Equal Opportunities Office and the Internal Continuing Education Office at Bochum team up to offer a special program for women scientists to meet each other and talk about their careers. I’ll present the […]

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Food for Thought: or, “Eat a balanced intellectual diet.”

How much are food and work connected metaphorically? That’s the topic I’m working on this Sunday morning.  My introductory sociology class, which meets for the first time this week, will hear from me on Tuesday that, just as a healthy food diet includes a variety of foods, a healthy university education includes a variety of […]

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Susanne Lindner talks to Colloquium about Careers outside Academia

Dipl. Soz. Susanne Lindner spoke in Heather Hofmeister’s Research Colloquium on January 26, 2012 to Sociology students at the Goethe University, Frankfurt, on “The Future of Market Research from the Viewpoint of a Sociologist in the Industry.” About 40 students attended and enjoyed a lively presentation and discussion about what market research is doing and […]

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