Short CV/Education and training

  • since 1999
    Full Professor of Sociology and Head of the Section 'Gender Policy in the Welfare State' in the Centre for Social Policy Research (ZES), University of Bremen

  • 2007 – 2008
    Vice Dean, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen

  • 2004 – 2007
    Director and Co-director, Graduate School of Social Sciences (GSSS), University of Bremen

  • 1998
    Habilitation (venia legendi) in Sociology, University of Göttingen. Publication on the German sociological discourse on social inequality and gender (Leske + Budrich 2000)

  • 1996 – 1998
    Post-doctoral Fellow, Graduate Program 'Gender Relations and Social Change', University of Dortmund

  • 1995
    Guest lecturer, Institute for Advanced Studies Vienna, Sociology Department

  • 1991
    Fulbright Scholarship, New York University, New York, USA; Program: American Studies

  • 1988 – 1996
    Assistant Professor, Institute of Sociology, University of Göttingen

  • 1980 – 1988
    Research Associate, Sociological Research Institute (SOFI), Göttingen

  • 1988
    PhD, University of Hannover: publication on gender segmentation of clerical work in large-scale administrations in Germany (Campus 1990)

  • 1980
    Diploma in Social Sciences (MA equivalent), University of Göttingen

  • 1974 – 1980
    Social Sciences Program, University of Göttingen

Selected publications

  • Tepe, Markus; Kittel, Bernhard; Gottschall, Karin (2015): The Competitive State: Transformations of the Public/Private Sector Earnings Gap in Four Countries. In: Heinz Rothgang and Steffen Schneider (eds), State Transformations in OECD Countries. Dimensions, Driving Forces, and Trajectories, Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, forthcoming

  • Briken, Kendra; Gottschall, Karin; Hils, Sylvia; Kittel, Bernhard (2014): Wandel von Beschäftigung und Arbeitsbeziehungen im öffentlichen Dienst in Deutschland ? zur Erosion einer sozialstaatlichen Vorbildrolle. In: Zeitschrift für Sozialreform, 60 (2), 123-148

  • Schäfer, Andrea; Tucci, Ingrid; Gottschall, Karin (2012): Top Down or Bottom Up? A Cross-National Study of Vertical Occupational Sex Segregation in Twelve European Countries. In: Comparative Social Research, 29: 3-43

  • Kroos, Daniela; Gottschall, Karin (2012): Dualization and Gender in Social Services ?The Role of the State in Germany and France. In: Patrick Emmenegger; Silja Häusermann; Bruno Palier; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser (eds), The Age of Dualization. The Changing Face of Inequality in Deindustrializing Societies, New York/Oxford: Oxford University Press

  • Tepe, Markus; Gottschall, Karin; Kittel, Bernhard (2010): A structural fit between states and markets? Public administration regimes and market economy models in the OECD. In: Socio-Economic Review 8/2010: 653-684

  • Gottschall, Karin (2010): Promoting Women in Post-Graduate Studies: Chances and Challenges of PhD Reforms in Germany. In: Birgit Riegraf; Brigitte Aulenbacher; Edit Kirsch-Auwärter; Ursula Müller (eds), Gender Change in Academia: Re-mapping the fields of work, knowledge, and politics from a gender perspective, 253-268, Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften

  • Gottschall, Karin (2009): Arbeitsmärkte und Geschlechterungleichheit – Forschungstraditionen und internationaler Vergleich. In: Brigitte Aulenbacher; Angelika Wetterer (Hg.), Arbeit. Perspektiven und Diagnosen der Geschlechterforschung, 120-137, Münster: Westfälisches Dampfboot

  • Walby, S./ Gottfried, H./ Gottschall, K./ Osawa, M. (eds.) (2007): Gendering the Knowledge Economy. Comparative Perspectives. Houndmills/Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan (paperback edition 2009)

  • Gottschall, Karin (2000): Soziale Ungleichheit und Geschlecht. Kontinuitäten und Brüche, Sackgassen und Erkenntnispotentiale im deutschen soziologischen Diskurs. Opladen: Leske+Budrich.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • "Transformation of the State as Employer: Public Employees Role Perception and their Interest Representation in International Comparison" (project coordinators Karin Gottschall with Bernhard Kittel), Collaborative Research Center 597, funding: German Research Foundation (DFG), 2008-2014

  • "Beyond the male breadwinner model: Governing income risks of standard employees in Germany" (project coordinator Karin Gottschall), funding: Hans Boeckler Foundation, 2011-2013

  • "International Network on Globalisation, Gender, and Work Transformation (GLOW)" (project coordinator Karin Gottschall), third party funding by Centre for Global Partnership, Japanese Foundation, USA; American Sociological Association; Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg, Germany, Ministry of Education, Japan, 2000-2010

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Review Board 111 Social Sciences, German Research Council (DFG) (since 2012)

  • Scientific Advisory Board German Youth Institute (since 2012)

  • Survey Advisory Board German Youth Institute (2009-2012)

  • Directors' Board of the Research Programme on Gender Equality NRP 60, Swiss National Science Foundation (2009-2015)

  • SOEP Survey Board (2008-2013)

  • Socio-Economic Panel User Committee (2005-2007)

  • Board of Trustees of the Sociological Research Institute in Göttingen (SOFI) (chair woman until 2013)

  • Advisory Board Zeitschrift für Soziologie (Journal for Sociology)

  • Editorial Board WSI-Mitteilungen (Journal of the German Union's Institute of Economic and Social Research)

  • Council (Konzil) of the German Sociological Association (DGS) (2006-2010 and since 2013)


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