Short CV/Education and training

    Studied psychology, sociology and anthropology at Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany, at the University of Zurich, Switzerland, and at the Freie Universität (FU) Berlin, Germany

  • 1988 – 1995
    Research associate at the Institute of Sociology at the University of Zurich (under Prof. Hans-Joachim Hoffmann-Nowotny)

  • 1996
    Doctorate (PhD)

  • 1997 – 2002
    Academic coordinator and postdoc at the interdisciplinary joint research training group of the University of Basel, University of Bern, University of Geneva and University of Zurich

  • 1999 – 2000
    Visiting researcher in the Department of Education, Psychology and Sport Science at FU Berlin (under Prof. Ralf Bohnsack)

  • 2002 – 2004
    Senior assistant at the Institute of Psychology in the Department of Social Psychology at the University of Zurich (under Prof. Heinz Gutscher)

  • 2004 – 2006
    Head of the research and development department in the division of social sciences at the University of Applied Sciences Solothurn Northwestern Switzerland (FHSO)

  • Since 2006
    Professor at the School of Applied Psychology at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland (FHNW)

  • 2008 – 2015
    President of the steering committee of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) National Research Programme (NRP) 60, 'Gender equality'

  • 2015
    Habilitation at the phil.-hist. faculty of the University Basel, private lecturer Univ. Basel

    Visiting researcher, assistant lecturer at various universities in Germany and abroad

Selected publications

  • Liebig, B. & Levy, R. (eds) (2015): Critical transitions: The production of gender (in)equality in the life course, Special Issue: Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, Vol. 34 Iss: 2;

  • Liebig, B., Levy, R., Sauer, B. & Sousa-Poza, A. (eds) (2014): Gender equality policies in Switzerland. Institutional factors of success and failure, Special Issue: Schweizerische Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 40, No. 2

  • Liebig, B. (ed) (2010): Corporate Social Responsibility in der Schweiz. Massnahmen und Wirkungen, Bern, Haupt

  • Liebig, B., Dupuis, M., Kriesi, I., Peitz, M. (eds.)(2006): Mikrokosmos Wissenschaft. Transformationen und Perspektiven, Reihe Hochschulforum 39, Zurich, vdf Verlag der Hochschulen

  • Liebig, B. (2013): Organisationskultur und Geschlechtergleichstellung. Eine Typologie betrieblicher Geschlechterkulturen, in: Müller, Ursula/ Riegraf, Birgit/ Wilz, Sylvia (eds.): Geschlecht und Organisation. Reihe Geschlecht und Gesellschaft, Berlin/Heidelberg/Wiesbaden, Springer VS, 292-316

  • Liebig, B. (2013): 'Tacit knowledge' und Management: Ein wissenssoziologischer Beitrag zur qualitativen Organisationskulturforschung, in: Bohnsack, R. et al. (eds.): Die dokumentarische Methode und ihre Forschungspraxis. Grundlagen qualitativer Sozialforschung, Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften (3rd ed.), 147-165

  • Liebig, B., Dupuis, M., Ballmer-Cao, Th.-H., Maihofer, A. (eds.) (2009): Gender Studies in Ausbildung und Arbeitswelt. Das Beispiel Schweiz, Zurich, Seismo

  • Liebig, B., Nentwig-Gesemann, I. (2009): Gruppendiskussion, in: Kühl, S., Strodtholz, P., Taffertshofer, A. (eds.): Handbuch Methoden der Organisationsforschung. Quantitative und qualitative Methoden. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, 102-124

Selected projects

  • Family-friendly organisations and fatherhood. Prerequisites, barriers and the effectiveness of family-friendly measures, Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF), Dept. I (Project ID. 100017_146106/1); 2013 – 2015

  • Decision making practices at the end of life. The case of general practice, SNF, National Research Programme (NRP) 67: End of Life (Project ID. 406740-139270); 2012 – 2014

  • The newly self-employed in the media, IT and culture. The chances and risks associated with a new type of employment, SNF, Dept. I, Do Research (Project ID. 13DPD3-114090/1). Additional information: Handbuch Freischaffen & Freelancen in der Schweiz.pdf (The handbook of freelancing in Switzerland); 2006 – 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Swiss Sociological Association

  • Swiss Association of Gender Studies


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