Apitzsch, Birgit

Research Fellow

Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Germany


Max Weber alumnus

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Cohort(s): 2011/2012

Ph.D. Institution

University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany


My research interests are the institutional theory, the sociology of work and labour markets, and, more specifically the informal side of processes of labour market deregulation and institutional change and its implications for social integration, which I study at different levels of analysis and in comparative perspective.
I pursued my dissertation as a doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, and as a visiting doctoral fellow at the Centre for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course at Yale University.
I received my D.Phil. in 2009 (summa cum laude) from the University of Duisburg-Essen and best dissertation awards from the Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities (KWI), Essen, and from the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Duisburg-Essen.
Prior to joining the European University Institute as a Max Weber Fellow I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne and at the Sociology Department of the University of Duisburg-Essen.
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