Curriculum Vitae

AREAS OF SPECIALIZATION

  • Sociology of the Life Course (including Sociology of Youth)
  • Social Change
  • Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Sociology of Work, Occupations, and Labor Markets (including Technology)
  • Sociology of Culture

EDUCATION

1988 Habilitation, University of Zurich
1982 Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Zurich
1977 M.A. in Sociology, Mass Communication, Social Psychology, University of Zurich

 

EMPLOYMENT

2004-2015 Director, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development, University of Zurich
2000/2001 Director, Department of Sociology, University of Zurich
1994-present Professor of Sociology, University of Zurich, Zurich
1990-2005 Professor of Sociology, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zurich
1988-1994 Privatdocent in Sociology, University of Zurich, Zurich
1980-1988 Senior Lecturer in Sociology, University of Zurich

 

FELLOWSHIPS, HONORS, AND AWARDS

2012-2013 Fellow at the Center for Advaned Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, CA
2007-present International Affiliate of the Center for the Study of Poverty and Social Inequality, Stanford University, CA
2007-2008 Fellow at the Center for Advaned Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, CA (lead fellow for the Special Project Comparative Perspectives on Adolescent Development in a Globalizing World.
2002-2003 Fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford, CA. 
2001 Elected Member of the Deutsche Akademie der Naturforscher Leopoldina
1989-1990 Visiting Professor of Sociology, Stanford University, Center for European Studies and Department of Sociology (Swiss Chair, Fellowship by the Swiss National Sience Foundation) 
1987-1988 Fellowship of the Committee for the Promotion of Young Academics, University of Zurich
1985-1986 Post-Doctoral Fellowship awarded by the Swiss National Science Foundation:
  • Visiting Scholar at the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales, Centre de recherche de l'education et de la culture, (Professor Pierre Bourdieu), February-September, 1985.
  • Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology, Stanford University, (Professor John Meyer), October-December, 1985.
  • Visiting Scholar at the Department of Sociology, University of California at Berkeley, (Professor Neil Smelser), January 1986-June 1986.

 

VISITING PROFESSORSHIPS

2014 Visiting Professorship (invited), University of Vienna.
2000 Visiting Professor (Invited), Department of Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, Winter Quarter 2000.
1997 Visiting Scholar (Invited), Department of Sociology, University of California at Los Angeles, September 1997-January 1998.
1996 Visiting Professor (Invited), Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), November.
1995 Visiting Professor (Invited), Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), April.
1994 Visiting Professor (Invited), Department of Sociology, New York University. New York. September-October.
1993 Visiting Professor (Invited), Center for the Study of Status Passages and Risks in the Life Course, University of Bremen, Germany, December.
1992 Visiting Research Scholar at the New School of Social Research (Invited), Center for the Study of Social Change.

 

APPOINTED MEMBER OF SCIENTIFIC BOARDS

2015-present Appointed General Editor of Emerging Trends in the Social and Behavioral Sciences: An Interdisciplinary, Searchable, and Linkable Resource. Wiley: Online. (Together with Robert A. Scott and Stephen M. Kosslyn).
2014-present Scientific Advisory Board of the Swiss National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) LIVES – Overcoming Vulnerabilities: Life Course Perspectives, University of Lausanne.
2014-present Board of Trustees of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories at the University of Bamberg.
2011 DFG Priority Program National Educational Panel Study (N.E.P.S.): Appoint-ed Member of the Review Panel.
2011 German Council of Science and Humanities German Excellence Initiative: Appointed Member of the Peer Review Process.
2011-2013 Appointed Member of the European Research Council (ECR) Starting Grants Evaluation Panel, Brussels
2008-2010 Member of the Scientific Board of the Research Program The Discovery of Learning Potentials Early in the Life Course (Prof. Dr. Heike Solga), Science Center Berlin (WZB), Berlin
2007-2011 Editorial Advisory Board Member of the Encyclopedia of Adolescence (edited by B. Bradford B. Brown and Mitch Prinstein)
2007-2015 Member of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung.
2005-2007 Consultant to the Rockefeller Foundation’s Bellagio program: Reviewer for the Social Sciences
2002-2007 Member of the Scientific Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development Berlin.
2001-2004 German Research Council: Scientific Member of the Senate in Charge of the Special Research Programs
2001-2004 Alexander von Humboldt-Stiftung: Member of the Scientific Board of the Transcoop Program (Trans-Atlantic Research Cooperation)
2000-2006 Board Member of the European Consortium of Sociological Research (ECSR)
1998-2005 Member of the Scientific Board of the Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Cologne, Germany
1998-2005 Member of the Scientific Board of ZUMA (Zentrum für Umfragen, Methoden und Analysen), Mannheim, Germany
1998-2000 Member of the Presidential Committee of the Max-Planck-Society for the Group of Young Academics at the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin.
1997-2005 Member of the Scientific Board of the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Berlin.
2000 Ad-hoc member of the Scientific Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin, for the Six-Year Evaluation of the Institute.
1998 Ad-hoc member of the Scientific Board of the Max-Planck-Institute for Human Development, Berlin; evaluation of the department "Education, Employment, and Social Change" (Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer).

 

RESEARCH GRANTS (as main applicant only and over CH 300,000 per grant)

2014-2016COCON – on Children and The Swiss Survey Youth – 6th and 7th Survey Wave (SNF Grant)
2011-2013COCON – on Children and The Swiss Survey Youth – 4th and 5th Survey Wave (SNF Grant)
2008-2010COCON –on Children and The Swiss Survey Youth – 3rd Survey Wave (SNF Grant)
2006-2007First Swiss Report on Childhood and Adolescence (SNSF, NFP52)
2005-2006COCON In-Depth Study: Social Competences in Childhood (SNSF,NFP52)
2005-2008International Research Network Comparative Perspective on Adolescent Development in a Globalizing World (Jacobs Foundation)
2003-2006COCON – The Swiss Survey on Children and Youth (SNSF, NFP52)
2002-2005BISS – Berufsbezogenens Informationssystem Schweiz (BBT, Bundesamt für Berufsbildung und Technologie) (only smaller grant mentioned)
2000-2003Qualification, Dynamics of Skill Demand and Career Outcomes (SNSF, NFP43)
1996-2003Determinants of Trends and Fluctuations in Skill Demand 1950-2002 (SNSF, Swiss Priority Program Switzerland: Towards the Future)
1996-1999Women’s Labor-Market Integration (SNSF,Swiss Priority Program Switzerland: Towards the Future)
1993-1996Further Education and Employment Chances (SNSF, NFP33)
1988-1991Swiss Life History Study (Basic Research, SNSF)

 

INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES / CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION

2015 Guest-Editor (together with Professor Tina Malti and Dr. Annekatrin Steinhoff for the Special Issue “Social Inequality, Life Course Transitions, and Adolescent Socioemotional and Productive Development.” Journal of Youth and Adolescence
2014 Guest-Editor (together with Professor Heike Solga) for the Special Issue “School-to-Work Transitions Across Time and Place: Patterns, Socioeconomic Achievement and Parenthood.” For Research in Social Stratification and Mobility.
2014 Guest-Editor (together with Professor Tina Malti and Professor Heike Solga) for the Special Sec-tion “Transition to Young Adulthood: The Significance of Inequalities of Resources and Contextual Variations.” For Longitudinal and Life Course Studies
2014 International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Challenges in the Third Decade of Life: Individual Development and Health, Social Opportunities and Inequalities at Castle Herrenhausen, Hanover. Grant by the VW Foundation (co-organized with Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, and Iris Litt, Stanford University).
2013 Member of the Editorial Advisory Board of the journal Empirical Research in Educational and Vocational Training.
2012 International and Interdisciplinary Conference on Promoting Positive Develop-ment in the Third Decade of Life; June 4-6, Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciencces at Stanford University (co-organized with Richard M. Lerner, Tufts University, and Iris Litt, Stanford University).
2011 DFG Priority Program National Educational Panel Study (N.E.P.S.): Review Panel.
2011 German Council of Science and Humanities German Excellence Initiative: Appointed Member of the Peer Review Process for Humboldt University, Berlin.
2011 Member of the Selection Committee for the Chair of Social Stratification and Inequality at the European University Institute, Florence.
2005-present International Research Network Comparative Perspectives on Adolescent Development in a Globalizing World with conferences held at the Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) Stanford University, CA (August 2005, April 2008), Buenos Aires (July 2006), Philadelphia (2007).
2005 Member of the Conference Organization Committee of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) for the Conference “Comparative European Studies: Assessing Ten Years of Sociological Research”, Paris, November 24-26. 
2005 Organization of the international Conference „Comparative Perspectives on Adolescent Development in a Globalizing World: Changing Opportunities, Constraints and Pathways of Risk”. Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA., August 4-6.
2004 Vice-Chair of the Euresco Conference “European Society or European Societies? On the Causes and Consequences of Low Education in Contemporary Europe”, Granada, September 18-23.
2004 Member of the Scientific Committee for the Conference of the International Sociological Association Research Committee 28 (RC28) “Social Stratification and Mobility, Neuchâtel, May, 7-9.
2000 Member of the Evaluation Group of the Social Sciences at Humboldt University, Berlin.
2000 Member of the Selection Committee for the Chair of Social Stratification and Inequality at the European University Institute, Florence
2000 Co-organization (with Professor Karl Ulrich Mayer and PD Michael Corsten, Max-Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin) of the conference "The Future of Work", Jacobs Foundation, Marchbach Castle, November 10-12
1997-1999 European Sociological Association: Re-elected Member of the Executive Committee and Vice-President, responsible for research networks
1997 Member of the Evaluation Group appointed by the Scientific Council of Germany charged with the evaluation of social science institutions in Germany ("Gesellschaft für sozialwissenschaftliche Einrichtungen e.V." Bonn, Köln, Mannheim)
1995-1997 European Sociological Association: Member of the Executive Committee
1996 Co-organization of the sessions "Democracy in Europe: Institutions and Citizenship" at the Third European Conference of Sociology of the European Sociological Association (with Professor Klaus Eder and Dr. Oliver Schmidtke, Humbold University Berlin), Colchester, August 27-30
1995 Co-organization (with Professor Volker Bornschier) of the spring conference of the Research Committee 28 (Social Stratification and Mobility) of the International Sociological Association, Zurich, May 25-27
1991-1994 European Sociological Review: Member of the Editorial Board
1984-1991 Associate Editor of the Swiss Journal of Sociology
1982-1989 Member of the Executive Committee of the Swiss Sociological Association, Elected-at-Large

 

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL ORGANISATIONS

  • American Sociological Association; section membership: Sociology of the Life Course; Sociology of Organizations, Occupations, and Work; Sociology of Culture.
  • International Sociological Association; member of the Research Committee 28: ‘Social Stratification and Mobility.’
  • European Sociological Association.
  • German Sociological Association; member of the section ‘Social Inequality and Stratification’.
  • Swiss Sociological Association.