Short CV/Education and training

  • 1978 – 1983
    Studied sociology and nutrition science

  • 1983 – 1985
    Traineeship

  • 1985 – 1988
    Doctorate

  • 1988 – 1989
    Visiting researcher at the Maison des Sciences de l'Homme, France

  • 1990 – 1991
    German Research Foundation (DFG) Postdoc

  • 1991 – 1996
    Assistant professor at the University of Bonn, Germany

  • 1997 – 2003
    Acting Chair at several institutions, including at Heinrich Heine University in Düsseldorf, at Humboldt University of Berlin, at the University of Hamburg, at the University of Leipzig, Germany

  • 1999 – 2004
    Worked at the Social Science Research Centre Berlin (WZB)

  • 2004 – 2006
    Worked at the University of Hohenheim, Stuttgart, Germany

  • 2006 – 2007
    Worked at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany

  • Since 2007
    Worked at Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

Selected publications

  • Barlösius, E.: Pierre Bourdieu: Eine Einführung. Frankfurt am Main: Campus 2006.

  • Barlösius, E.: Die Macht der Repräsentation: Common Sense über soziale Ungleichheiten. Opladen: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2005.

  • Barlösius, E.: Kämpfe um soziale Ungleichheit. Grundfragen und Perspektiven. Opladen: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften 2004.

  • Barlösius, E.: Soziologie des Essens. Eine sozial- und kulturwissenschaftliche Einführung in die Ernährungsforschung. Soziologische Grundlagentexte. Weinheim: Juventa 1999.


Selected projects

  • Departmental research under pressure to adapt: Governance between the conflicting priorities of state, science and society, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (for a period of 33 months, 2010 – 2012)

  • University presidents as "institutional entrepreneurs" – Conditions and practices of institutional leadership at German universities, funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) (for a period of 3 years, 2010 – 2012)

  • Improvement of the effectiveness of obesity prevention for socially disadvantaged children and youth – Strategies specific to the target groups for strengthening the health-related resources of responsibility for nutrition and exercise, funded by the BMBF (for a period of 3 years, 2009 – 2012)

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Member of the foundation council of EVALAG (Evaluationsagentur (evaluation agency) Baden-Württemberg), since 2010

  • Member of the university council of the University of Kassel, Germany, since 2010

  • Member of the German Research Foundation (DFG) Senate Commission on Substances and Resources in Agriculture, since 2003

  • Member of the evaluation committee of the German Council of Science and Humanities (Wissenschaftsrat) and in additional committees and working groups of the Council, since 2001

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