Sascha Münnich





Professional Experience

Since June 2010
Senior Researcher at the Max-Planck-Institute for the Study of Societies.  
Research Topic: The Sociology of Profit
April 2009 - May 2010
Post-Doctoral Student at the Max-Planck-Institute for Study of Societies (Research Group on the Sociology of Markets)
October 2005 - March 2009
Doctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
Studied sociology and economy at the University of Goettingen
School in Braunschweig, Abitur at the Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben School


Academic Education and Degree

July 2009
Granted the Doctor Title (dr. pol rer.) by the University of Cologne (Summa cum laude)  
Title of the Dissertation: "The Discovery of Unemployment Insurance. Ideas, Interests and the Emergence of Welfare State Institutions." (Written in German)
June 2005
Diploma in Social Sciences (Final Grade: 1,3)



Since September 2009
Co-Chair of the Working Group "Comparative Welfare State Research" of the German Political Science Association / Deutsche Vereinigung für Politische Wissenschaft (DVPW)
April 2009 - June 2011
Co-Editor of the European Economic Sociology Newsletter (EESN) ( )


Grants and Scholarships

June 2010
Awarded the Otto-Hahn-Medal of the Max-Planck-Society for an excellent dissertation
January 2007 -July 2007
Visiting Fellow at the Department of Sociology of the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and at the Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University
Wolfgang Enke Prize of the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Göttingen for the best thesis on social policy. Awarded for the diploma thesis "Die Krise des Wohlfahrtsstaates: Anatomie einer sozialwissenschaftlichen Debatte" (analyzing the social policy debate on the crisis of the welfare state)
1998 - 2004
Student Fellowship by the German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes)

Sascha Münnich - Vita | [Last update 2011-04-05]