Clemens KronebergProfessor of Sociology at the University of Cologne
Clemens Kroneberg is Professor of Sociology at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology at the University of Cologne. His research focuses on action theory and social networks; social boundary-making and the integration of ethnic minorities; and crime and deviance. He has contributed to developing the Model of Frame Selection, an integrative theory of action that covers framing and dual processes, and applied it to altruism, crime, political participation, and trust. In general, he is interested in integrating rationalist and cultural-normativist approaches in the social sciences.
In recent years, Kroneberg has directed two large-scale longitudinal studies in the school context (DFG project "Friendship and Violence in Adolescence" and ERC Starting Grant project "Social Integration and Boundary Making in Adolescence"), resulting in high-quality data on social networks (positive and negative ties), identities, juvenile delinquency, and ethnic diversity.
Candidates who combine strong methods skills (e.g., social network analysis, panel analysis, or (quasi-)experimental methods) with an interest in one of the following research fields are especially encouraged to apply.
- Social boundary making
- Integration of ethnic minorities
- Crime and deviance
- Social networks
- Action theory
- Analytical sociology