Birgit Apitzsch Joins Executive Board of Society of Friends and Former Associates

The Society of Friends and Former Associates of the MPIfG elected Birgit Apitzsch as a new board member at its November 2022 general meeting. Birgit Apitzsch has been Professor of Sociology/Labor, Economy and Welfare at Ruhr University Bochum since October 2021. Her connection with the MPIfG dates back to when she was studying for her doctorate between 2005 and 2009. more

New MPIfG Book: <em>Der erschöpfte Staat</em> by Ariane Leendertz

A new book by former MPIfG research group leader Ariane Leendertz has recently been published by Hamburger Edition. In Der erschöpfte Staat: Eine andere Geschichte des Neoliberalismus, the author uses the image of the “exhausted state” to symbolize the erosion of belief in the state’s ability to solve social problems. more

New MPIfG Book: <em>Recoding Power</em> by Sidney Rothstein

June 2022 saw the publication by Oxford University Press of Recoding Power: Tactics for Mobilizing Tech Workers, in which author Sidney A. Rothstein explores worker power in the current phase of economic transition. more

Kathleen Griesbach Takes Up Post at University of Texas

Kathleen Griesbach is joining the University of Texas at Austin’s Department of Sociology this August as assistant professor of sociology. The department is ranked in the top ten among public universities in the USA. As a postdoc in Jens Beckert’s Economic Sociology Project Area at the MPIfG, Griesbach worked from 2020 to 2022 on her project “Positional Uncertainty: Contingent Workers Seeking a Place in Unstable Times.” more

Andrés López Rivera Joins Universität Hamburg as Postdoc

IMPRS-SPCE graduate Andrés López Rivera is taking up a postdoctoral position with the Cluster of Excellence “Climate, Climatic Change, and Society” (CLICCS) at the University of Hamburg. more

Cornelia Woll appointed Hertie School President

Cornelia Woll has been appointed as the new President and Academic Director of the Hertie School in Berlin. She takes up office on March 15, 2022. more

Sebastian Kohl appointed professor at Freie Universität Berlin

In February 2022, Sebastian Kohl takes up his post as Professor of Sociology at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies (JFKI). more

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