University studies of Philosophy, Sociology and French in Freiburg,
Berlin (Free University) and Paris (Université Paris I.-Panthéon-Sorbonne), Briand-Stresemann grant of the city of Berlin 1994/95.
Maitrise diploma at Université Paris I. with a thesis on the early publishing activities of the German writer Ernst Jünger analysed with Pierre Bourdieu’s method of the sociology of art.
Obtaining the degree of Dr. phil. (PhD) in Sociology at University of Freiburg/Germany.
Thesis: Psychotechnik und Radiophonie. Subjektkonstruktionen in artifiziellen Wirklichkeiten 1918-1932
[Psychological Engineering and Radiophony. Constructions of Subjectivity in Artificial Realities 1918-1932]
- Grant of the Hans Boeckler foundation from 1997 to 2000 -
October 2000 to March 2001
Visiting lecturer at Sociology department of Freiburg University
April 2001 to December 2012
Assistant professor/lecturer (wiss. Assistent) at Sociology department of Technische Universität Dresden.
2005 and 2007
Feodor Lynen research Fellowship of Alexander von Humboldt foundation for two stays at Goldsmiths College, London (April to August 2005 and 2007).
Obtaining the degree of Dr. phil. habil. at Technische Universität Dresden.
The Habilitation (postdoctoral) thesis has been published as
“Die Verfügbarkeit der Dinge. Eine historische Soziologie des Konsums” (Frankfurt/New York 2009).
(The availability of things. A historical sociology of consumption)
Bestowal of the venia legendi for sociology and the title of “Privatdozent” (≈Associate Professor).
September 2009 to March 2010:
Visting Chair at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology
October 2010 to December 2012
Visting Professor for Cultural Sociology at Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.
December 2012 to March 2015
Full Professor for Cultural Sociology and Sociology of the Media at the Department of Sociology and Cultural Organisation, Leuphana University, Lüneburg, Germany.
Full Professor (chair) for Sociological Theories and Cultural Sociology at the Department of Sociology, Dresden University of Technology, Germany.