Wolfgang Knöbl#


Wolfgang Knöbl
Email:direktion 'at' his-online.de
Membership Number:4804
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY
Section:SOCIAL SCIENCES
Username:wknobl
Elected:2018
Homepage: https://www.his-online.de/personen/personen-detail/person/wolfgang-knoebl


Present and Previous Positions
  • April 2015 - present Sociologist, director of the Hamburg Institute for Social Research
  • since June 2017 Adjunct professor for political sociology and sociological research on violence at the Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany
  • April 2002 – April 2015 Full professor (C4) of sociology at Georg-August Universität Göttingen, Germany
  • 2011/12 Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • 2010 Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Universität Erfurt, Germany
  • 2005/06 Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Universität Erfurt, Germany
  • 2003/04 DAAD German Chair, University of Toronto
  • July 2000 Completion of the Habilitation
  • Spring 1997 Theodor Heuss Lecturer, Department of Sociology, New School for Social Research, New York
  • 1996 - 2002 Assistant professor, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 1995 - 1996 Postdoc in the graduate program "Democracy in the U.S.", Freie Universität Berlin

Fields of Scholarship
  • Historical sociology
  • Political sociology
  • Social theory
  • History of sociology
  • Theories of modernity and modernization
  • Comparative macro-historical research
  • Conflict and peace research
  • Violence in modern societies

Honours and Awards
  • 2014 Ordinary Member, Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Germany
  • 2011/12 Fellow at the Freiburg Institute for Advanced Studies (FRIAS), Universität Freiburg, Germany
  • 2010 Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Universität Erfurt, Germany
  • 2005/06 Fellow at the Max Weber Center for Advanced Cultural and Social Studies, Universität Erfurt, Germany

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