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Personal profile

Research interests

  • 5115 European integration
  • 5402 General sociology
  • 5415 Economic sociology
  • 5430 Sociology of law

Short biography

2022-2024 Scientific Director of the International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati (Basque Country, Spain)

2018-2019 Fellow at the Käte Hamburger Center "Law as Culture", University of Bonn

since 2016 Full Professor of Economic Sociology, Vienna University of Economics and Business

2015 Visiting Lecturer at the Charles University Prague, Institute of Sociological Studies

2012-2016 Assistant Professor (tenure track) at the University of Helsinki, Faculty of Law

2012 Postdoctoral Fellow at the European University Institute Florence, Law Department

2011 Visiting researcher at the University of Cairo, Faculty of Economics and Political Science

2008-2012 Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Helsinki, Centre of Excellence "Foundations of European Law and Polity"

2005-2008 Research Associate / Lecturer at the University of Bamberg, Chair of Sociology II; Co-ordinator of the Research Training School "Markets and Social Systems in Europe"

External positions

Scientific Director, International Institute for the Sociology of Law

1 Sept 202230 Aug 2024


  • Sociological theory: Classical and contemporary approaches; theory of action, institutions and society
  • Macrosociology: transformation of welfare capitalism, European integration, globalisation and world society
  • Economic sociology of law: integration through law, moral economy of debt, constitution of market society