Short CV/Education and training

  • 1994 – 1999
    Studied sociology, psychology and law at Ludwig Maximilian University (LMU) Munich, Germany

  • 1999
    Diplom degree in sociology, LMU Munich

  • 2000 – 2003
    Research associate under the Chair and in sub-project B6 "Living together? Managing separately? Boundaries of individualisation in couple relationships", Collaborative Research Centre SFB 536 "Reflexive Modernising", Institute of Sociology at LMU Munich

  • 2003
    Doctorate (Dr phil.) in sociology on the topic "Love and lovely money. On the symbolic meaning of money in couple relationships", LMU Munich

  • 2004 – 2005
    Emmy Noether fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG), Post-Doc Fellow in the Department of Sociology, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

  • 2005 – 2005
    Emmy Noether fellowship from the DFG, Postdoctoral Fellow in the Institute of Sociology at LMU Munich

  • 2006 – 2007
    Head of the DFG Emmy Noether junior research group "Love", (paid) work, recognition: Recognition and inequality in dual-career couples, in the Institute of Sociology at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg and in the Institute of Labour Market and Career Research, Nuremberg, Germany

  • 2008 – 2010
    Head of the DFG Emmy Noether junior research group "Love", (paid) work, recognition: Recognition and inequality in dual-career couples, at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

  • Since 2011
    Professor of sociology with an emphasis on social inequality and gender, Institute of Sociology at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Selected publications

  • Wimbauer, C.: Von Ungleichheiten und den "Tücken" der Anerkennung. Liebe und subjektivierte Arbeit in Doppelkarriere-Paaren. Submitted Habilitation thesis, publication as book planned for 2011.

  • Wimbauer, C.: Die Gesellschaft als "institutionalisierte Anerkennungsordnung" - Anerkennung und Ungleichheit in Paarbeziehungen, Arbeitsorganisationen und Sozialstaat. Opladen 2007: Barbara Budrich [with Annette Henninger and Markus Gottwald, eds.].

  • Wimbauer, C.: "Wenn zwei das Gleiche tun ..." - Ideal und Realität sozialer (Un-)Gleichheit in Dual Career Couples. Opladen 2005: Verlag Barbara Budrich [with Heike Solga, eds.].

  • Wimbauer, C.: Geld und Liebe. Zur symbolischen Bedeutung von Geld in Paarbeziehungen. Frankfurt, New York 2003: Campus.

  • Wimbauer, C.: Organisation, Geschlecht, Karriere. Fallstudien aus einem Forschungsinstitut. Studien zur Wissenschafts- und Organisationssoziologie, Vol. 1. Opladen 1999: Leske + Budrich.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Head of the DFG Emmy Noether junior research group "Love", (paid) work, recognition: Recognition and inequality in dual-career couples, since 2006

  • Worked on sub-project B6 "Living together? Managing separately? Boundaries of individualisation in couple relationships", Collaborative Research Centre SFB 536 "Reflexive Modernising", Institute of Sociology at LMU Munich, 1999 - 2003

  • Worked on the project "Science as career", Institute of Sociology at LMU Munich, 1998 – 1999

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