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 Researchers at the MPI for the Study of Societies

Dr. Dominic Akyel


 
Dr. Dominic  Akyel
Research Fellow
 
Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies
Paulstr. 3 | 50676 Cologne | Germany
Phone: +49 221 2767-192
Fax: +49 221 2767-555


 

Research Interests

market research; economic research; quantitative and qualitative data analysis; economic sociology; sociology of religion; demography
 

Research Projects

Selected Publications

Pietät und Profit: Kultureller Wandel und Marktentstehung am Beispiel des Bestattungsmarktes (mit J. Beckert). In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 66, 425-444, 2014  
Ökonomisierung und moralischer Wandel: Die Ausweitung von Marktbeziehungen als Prozess der moralischen Bewertung von Gütern. MPIfG Discussion Paper 14/13  
Qualification under Moral Constraints: The Funeral Purchase as a Problem of Valuation. In: Constructing Quality: The Classification of Goods in Markets. (Eds.) Jens Beckert, Christine Musselin. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2013, 223-244  
Die Ökonomisierung der Pietät: Der Wandel des Bestattungsmarkts in Deutschland. Frankfurt: Campus, 2013  
From Detraditionalization to Price-consciousness: The Economization of Funeral Consumption in Germany. In: The Marketization of Society: Economizing the Non-Economic. Welfare Societies Conference Paper. (Eds.) U. Schimank, U. Volkmann. Bremen: Forschungsverbund Welfare Societies, 2012, 105-124

 

Vita

2012-present Freelance business consultant for firms and professional associations
2012 Doctorate, Sociology, University of Cologne; thesis on changing funeral customs in Germany reflecting the economization of the sacred
2011-present Research Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2011-2013 Academic Coordinator of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) and Research Coordinator at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2010 Visiting Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, University of California-Berkeley
2009-2010 Visiting Doctoral Fellow, Department of Sociology, Princeton University
2008-2011 Doctoral Fellow, International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE), Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
2007-2008 Doctoral Fellow, Max Net Aging Research School (MNARS), Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Rostock
2007 Diplom in Sociology (MA equivalent), Freie Universität Berlin; Title of thesis: "Neue religiöse Bewegungen und Gewalt. Erklärungsansätze zur Dynamik gewaltsamer Eskalationsprozesse"
2005 Erasmus Fellow, University of Helsinki (Helsingin Yliopisto)
2002-2007 Studies of Sociology, Philosophy, Political Sciences and Ethnomusicology at Freie Universität Berlin

 

 
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