October 2016: I have joined the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS-SPCE) as a faculty member. Prospective PhD students interested in pursuing this international three-and-a-half-year doctoral program are invited to apply.
September 2016: The European Research Council will fund my project “Social Integration and Boundary Making in Adolescence” (SOCIALBOND) with an ERC Starting Grant.
May 2016: My doctoral student and FUGJ team member André Ernst starts his three-month visit of the Department of Sociology at Harvard University.
April 2016: The FUGJ team participated in the 2016 Cambridge Testing Situational Action Theory Workshop at Cambridge University.
January 2016: As 9 (out of 10 approached) upper secondary schools decided to join our DFG-funded panel study “Friendship and Violence in Adolescence”, a total of 46 schools and 3793 students participated in its third wave. We would like to thank all students, teachers, principals, and parents for their continued cooperation and support!
December 2015: New publication in Order on the Edge of Chaos: Social Psychology and the Problem of Social Order (edited by Edward J. Lawler, Shane R. Thye, and Jeongkoo Yoon), Cambridge University Press.
January 2015: 38 schools and 2817 students participated in the second wave of our DFG-funded panel study “Friendship and Violence in Adolescence” (which is even more than the 2635 participants in wave 1). We would like to thank all students, teachers, principals, and parents for participating in this study.
On June 18, 2014, the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology will jointly organize a workshop “Sociology in Cologne” that brings together PhD students and researchers from both institutes. See the program.
On June 12 and 13, 2014, I will give the ICS Nuffield lecture 2014 at the University of Groningen and Sebastian Sattler and I will hold a master class with the second-year PhD students of yeargroup 2012.
August 2013: Our article Struggling over the boundaries of belonging. A formal model of nation building, ethnic closure, and populism (Kroneberg/Wimmer 2012, American Journal of Sociology 118(1):176-230) received the Best Article Award of the Rationality and Society section of the American Sociological Association, 2013.
July 2013: A new paper by my doctoral student Harald Beier dealing with Peer effects in offending behaviour across contexts: Disentangling selection, opportunity and learning processes has appeared in the European Journal of Criminology.
June 2013: My doctoral student Sonja Schulz received the Bojanovsky Award 2013 for her article Individual Differences in the Deterrence Process: Which Individuals Learn (Most) from Their Offending Experiences? published in the Journal of Quantitative Criminology.
As of April 2013, I haved joined the Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Cologne as professor of sociology.
Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS), University of Cologne
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