Board of Trustees
The Board of Trustees forms the controlling organ of the Kohli Foundation for Sociology. It is composed of leading sociologists. Each trustee has contributed significantly to the field through their research, but also through their outstanding engagement in promoting young scholars and in building infrastructures for the field. The Foundation is grateful to work with this excellent and dedicated group of trustees.
President of the WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Professor of Sociology of Education at the Humboldt University Berlin
Her research focuses on the sociology of the labour market, sociology of education, social policy issues and social inequality, as well as organizational sociology and the sociology of the life course. She received her Ph. D. from Harvard University and her habilitation from the Free University of Berlin. She was Chair of the German Sociological Association from 1999-2002 and is active on several high-level advisory boards, as well as having received numerous awards.
Professor of Sociology at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia in Madrid (UNED)
His research focuses on inequality studies, social mobility, compensatory advantage, and family dynamics. After his Ph.D. at the University of Trento, he was also Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute from 2010-2021. In addition, he is Editor-in-Chief for the European Sociological Review.
Professor of Sociology at the European University Institute and Dean of the Max Weber Program for Postdoctoral Studies
His work focuses on life course research, family demography, comparative research design and health. After receiving his doctorate from the European University Institute, he was a postdoctoral fellow at Yale and a visiting professor at the University of Turku. In addition to his editorial work, he is co-director of the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre.
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Professor of Sociology at the University of Bremen and
Chair of the Board of Trustees
Her work focuses on life course research, social network research and social inequality with an emphasis on qualitative methods. She received her doctorate at the Free University of Berlin. She leads the national Research Data Centre Qualiservice, which is affiliated to the Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy (SOCIUM).
Professor of Macrosociology at the Humboldt University Berlin and Deputy Chair of the Board of Trustees
His work focuses on comparative welfare state research, political sociology, inequality research and issues of European integration and transnationalization. He received his doctorate at the European University Institute. In 2021, he was awarded the Leibniz Prize of the German Research Foundation (DFG).
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