Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Prof. Dr. Andrea D. Bührmann

After studying sociology, philosophy and political science, Andrea D. Bührmann obtained her doctorate from the University of Münster in 1995.
She trained as a personnel officer before becoming a research associate at the Chair of Sociology at the University of Paderborn. During her time at the University of Paderborn, Andrea D. Bührmann coordinated the DFG project "The crisis of modernity". With support from a DFG fellowship, she completed her habilitation thesis in 2003 to qualify as a professor in the field of sociology.
Andrea D. Bührmann then worked as acting professor at the Universities of Dortmund and Munich and as a visiting professor at the Universities of Salzburg and Vienna. In 2009 she became adjunct professor at the University of Münster and since 2011 she has held the position of full professor at the University of Göttingen.
In 2013 she became the founding director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute. During the summer term of 2014, Professor Bührmann was a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley and, during the summer term of 2015, she was a visiting professor at the University of Klagenfurt.
In October 2015 Professor Bührmann became University Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Equal Opportunities. In July/August 2018, she is visiting professor at the German Institute for Japanese Studies Tokyo.

Teaching and research interests:

  • Sociology of diversity and gender relations (diversity and gender studies)
  • Sociology of work and economic sociology / Entrepreneurship research
  • Methodology and methods of (qualitative) empirical social research, especially practice research and research on (social) practices
  • Sociology of knowledge

Curriculum Vitae




Göttingen Diversity Research Institute

Team of Göttingen Diversity Research Institute:

Research associates:
Dr. Astrid Biele Mefebue (Currently on leave in order to fulfil her role as Acting Professor)
Elena V. Buck
Isabel Dean
Dr. Yvonne Franke
Katharina Jäntschi
Marian Laubner
Dr. Doreen Müller
Kristina Schneider
Nelly C. Schubert (on parental leave)
Ulrike Thiele-Manjali
S. Annette Witherspoon

Fellows with externally funded scholarships:
Bhakti Shah (Erasmus Mundus Programm)
Kris Vera Hartmann

Student assistants:
Lisa Brünig
Isa Hölldobler
Lisa Matalla
Samira Mummelthey
Björn Schneider

Jutta Grimm

Doctoral students of Prof. Dr. Andrea D. Bührmann

last updated: December 2018