Dominic Akyel

Thesis: The Economization of the Funeral Market in Germany
(Manager, Academy for Social Care, SBK Cologne)

Düzgün Arslantaş

Thesis: Clientelism and Dominance: Evidence from Turkey
(Postdoctoral Researcher at the Cologne Center for Comparative Politics [CCCP], University of Cologne)

Ana Carolina Alfinito Vieira

Thesis: Mobilizing Institutional Resources: Land Disputes in South America
(Associate Researcher, Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning [CEBRAP], São Paulo)

Birgit Apitzsch

Thesis: Employment Institutions and Project-based Network
(Professor, Chair of Sociology, Labor, Economy and Welfare, Ruhr Universität Bochum)

Sarah Berens

Thesis: When the High-Income Country Context Dissolves: Social Policy Preferences in Low- and Middle-Income Democracies
(Assistant Professor for Political Economy, University of Innsbruck; Professor for Global Social Policy at University of Bremen as of 2024)

Elena Bogdanova

Thesis: The Mechanisms of Value Creation in the Market for Antiques
(Senior Lecturer, Department of Sociology and Work Science, University of Gothenburg, Sweden)

Monica Bolelli

Thesis: Subcontracting on the Premises: The Subcontracting of Labor-Intensive Functions in Northern Italy
(Research Assistant, German Institute for Interdisciplinary Research of Social Politics, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Elifcan Çelebi

Thesis: Gendered Influences on Labor Policies in Turkey
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Cologne Center for Comparative Politics (CCCP), University of Cologne)

Donato Di Carlo

Thesis: Unions, Public Employers, and the EMU: Understanding Wage Dynamics in the German and Italian Public Sector
(Assistant Professor, Luiss Hub for New Industrial Policy and Economic Governance (LUHNIP), Luiss Guido Carli)

Laura Einhorn

Thesis: Food, Classed? Social Inequality and Diet: Understanding Stratified Meat Consumption Patterns in Germany
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Management and Organization in Social Work (IMOS), University of Technology, Arts, Sciences, Cologne)

Andreas Eisl

Thesis: The Politics of Budgetary Constraints:  An Ideational Explanation for the Variation in National Fiscal Frameworks in the Eurozone
(Research Fellow on European Economic Policy, Jacques Delors Institute)

Nina Engwicht

Thesis: The Diamond Market in Sierra Leone
(Research Fellow, Peace Academy, Landau)

Timur Ergen

Thesis: Economic Competition in Renewable Energy Transitions
(Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Irina España Eljaiek

Thesis: Institutional Colonial Legacy in Colombia: Racial Exclusion and Long-Term Development
(Assistant Professor, Universidad EAFIT, Medellin, Colombia)

Barbara Fulda

Thesis: Fertility Behaviour in Regional Social Contexts
(Referee, Hans Böckler Stiftung, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Philipp Gerlach

Thesis: Evaluating Candidates in the Labor Market
(Compensation and Benefits Specialist, HypoVereinsbank/UniCredit, Munich)

Laura Gerken

Thesis: Piercing the Fog: Transcalar Social Mobilization around Large-Scale Land Acquisitions in Mozambique
(Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Ipek Göçmen

Thesis: The Politics of Religiously Motivated Welfare Provision
(Organization Consultant, IMAP, Düsseldorf)

Jiska Gojowczyk

Thesis: Governing Brothers and Sisters: Environmental Programs in Catholic Holy Orders
(Research Fellow, Südwind Institut für Ökonomie und Ökumene, Bonn)

Felipe González López

Thesis: Towards a Micro-Foundation of Financialization: The Consumer Credit Market in Chile
(Professor, Escuela de Gobierno y Comunicaciones, Universidad Central de Chile, and Head of the Max Planck Partner Group for the Study of the Economy and the Public, Santiago de Chile)

Kristina Gushchina

Thesis: Women’s Political Representation in East-European Post-Communist and Post-Soviet Countries
(Expert Data Scientist, Deutsche Post DHL Group, Bonn)

Lukas Haffert

Thesis: Growing Capacity or Shrinking Ambition? The Political Economy of Budget Surpluses
(Researcher, Chair for Swiss Politics and Comparative Political Economy, Department of Political Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland)

Alexandra Hees

Thesis: Eine „grüne“ Zukunft für Kunststoffe? Die Entwicklung von Märkten für Biokunststoffe
(Program Manager, Department of Humanities, Social and Political Sciences, Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule Zürich [ETH Zurich])

Annina Hering

Thesis: Uncertainties and Their Effects on Fertility Behavior
(Economist at the Indeed Hiring Lab, Düsseldorf, Germany)

Annika Holz

Thesis: Politische Konditionalitäten in der EU: Vom Aufstieg neuer Governance-Instrumente in den Europäischen Struktur- und Investitionsfonds
(Referee, EFRE-Verwaltungsbehörde - Programmsteuerung, Ministerium für Wirtschaft, Industrie, Klimaschutz und Energie des Landes Nordrhein-Westfalen, Düsseldorf)

Marina Hübner

Thesis: The EU Politics of Securitization
(Referee, Federal Ministry of Finance, Berlin)

Annette Hübschle-Finch

Thesis: The Illegal Market in Rhinoceros Horns
(Senior Researcher, Global Risk Governance Programme, University of Cape Town, South Africa)

Till Martin Kaesbach

Thesis: European Financial Market Regulation in Crisis
(Coordinator during the German EU Presidency 2020, Federal Ministry of Health, Berlin)

Andreas Kammer

Thesis: The Political Economy of Redistribution
(Manager, PricewaterhouseCoopers, Mannheim)

Roy Karadag

Thesis: Political Capitalisms: Power, Elites, and the Economy in Turkey and the Philippines
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen)

Lisa Kastner

Thesis: Lobbying for Financial Reforms
(Policy Advisor, BusinessEurope)

Azer Kiliç

Thesis: Identity, Interest, and Politics: The Rise of Kurdish Associational Activism and the Contestation of the State in Turkey
(Faculty Member, Bilgi University, Istanbul, Turkey)

Philipp Klages

Thesis: Corporate Governance Reforms and Legal Ideas
(Digitale Gesellschaft - Graduiertenförderung, Ministerium für Kultur und Wissenschaft des Landes NRW, Projektträger Forschungszentrum Jülich)

Sebastian Kohl

Thesis: Moral Foundations of Housing Markets
(Head of the Sociology Department, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin)

Markus Lang

Thesis: The Creation of Scarcity: Practices and Authority in Patent Systems
(Research Assistant, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University, Germany)

Mauricio Andrés López-Rivera

Thesis: Re-Encountering Climate Change: Indigenous Peoples and the Quest for Epistemic Diversity in Global Climate Change Governance
(Postdoctoral Researcher, University of Hamburg)

Mark Lutter

Thesis: Demand Structure and Distributional Effects of the Lottery
(Professor of Sociology, Wuppertal University)

Aldo Madariaga

Thesis: Continuity and Change in Neoliberal Development Regimes: A Comparison between Latin America and Eastern Europe
(Professor at the School of Political Science, Diego Portales University in Santiago, Chile)

Philip Mader

Thesis: Financializing Poverty: The Transnational Political Economy of Microfinance's Rise and Crises
(Research Fellow, Business, Markets and the State research cluster, Institute of Devolopment Studies, University of Sussex, Brighton, UK)

Olga Malets

Thesis: The Impact of Gobal Private Regulation
(Chair of Environmental Governance, Institute of Environmental Social Sciences and Geography, University of Freiburg)

Liviu Mantescu

Thesis: When Transnational Governance Hits the Ground
(Research Associate, Governance of Economic and Ecologic Transformations in The Fourth Industrial Revolution, IRITHESys, Humboldt University Berlin)

Alina Marktanner

Thesis: Reorganizing the Political: Business Consultants in the Public Sector
(Research Fellow, Institute for Modern History and its Cultures of Knowledge and Technology, RWTH Aachen University)

Philip Mehrtens

Thesis: Public Debt and Public Policy: On the Transformation of the Swedish Political Economy
(Referee, Wissenschaftsrat, Cologne)

Daniel Mertens

Thesis: The Institutional Foundations of Household Debt in Germany
(Professor, Institute for Social Sciences, Osnabrück University)

Daniel Meyer

Thesis: The Making of Career Aspirations in Business Schools
(Senior Researcher at the German Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development)

Guadalupe Moreno

Thesis: Working Fictions of Money: The Making of Currency (Dis-)trust in Argentina, 1880-2020
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Normative Orders Cluster, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Sascha Münnich

Thesis: The Regulation of Unemployment
(Professor, Insitute for Sociology, University of Göttingen)

Sandhya Nair

Thesis: Making Mobility a Market: Actors and Interests in Organizations and Governance of Circular Migration Markets (Postdoctoral Research Fellow, In-East Institut für Soziologie, University of Duisburg-Essen)

Virginia Kimey Pflücke

Thesis: Wenn Hausarbeit bezahlt wird. Eine historisch-soziologische Analyse der Arbeitsbeziehung im Privathaushalt in Spanien und Uruguay
(Researcher at the Institute for Economic and Industrial Sociology, BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg)

Hannah Pool

Thesis: Doing the Game: The Moral Economy of Going to Europe
(Senior Researcher, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne)

Inga Rademacher

Thesis: Economic Change and the Conflict on Tax Reform
(DAAD Fachlektor in German and Transnational Politics, Department of European and International Studies, King's College, London)

Filippo Reale

Thesis: The Political Economy of Sociotechnical Change
(Researcher, Insitute of Sociology, Goethe University Frankfurt)

Isabella Reichert

Thesis: Market Status Exploration and Performance in Cultural Industries
(Journalist at Spiegel Online)

Karlijn Roex

Thesis: The Empact of the Economy on Suicide
(Human rights activist in the field of mental health care)

Jan Sauermann

Thesis: Social Preferences in Democratic Decision-Making
(Professor of Modern Political Theory, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg)

Martin Schröder

Thesis: Relocations, Economic Interests and Moral Considerations
(Professor, Institute for Sociology, University of Marburg)

Martin Seeliger

Thesis: The Social Construction of Organized Interests
(Head of the Department Institutional Change in Work, Employment and Society, University of Bremen)

Daniel Seikel

Thesis: The European Challenge to the German Public Banking Sector
(Head of the European Policy Unit, Institute of Economic and Social Research [WSI], Hans Böckler Foundation, Düsseldorf)

Marcin Serafin

Thesis: The Temporal Structures of the Economy: The Working Day of Taxi Drivers in Warsaw
(Assistant Professor, Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences, and Head of the Max Planck Partner Group for the Sociology of Economic Life, Warsaw, Poland)

Alexander Spielau

Thesis: The Political Economy of Exchange Rate Adjustments
(Postdoctoral Researcher, Faculty of Business, Economics, and Social Sciences, University of Hamburg)

Nico Sonntag

Thesis: The Diffusion, Survival and Legacy of Medieval Consecrated Life. The Sociology of Historical Religious Communities in Europe
(Research assistant, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz)

Hendrik Tillmann-Zorn

Thesis: Recounting the Beans: The Statistical Construction of Fiscal Reality
(Owner, die filmwirtschaft [Media Production]/Expert, International Monetary Fund)

Christian Tribowski

Thesis: Transnational Markets for the Acquisition of Family Members
(Senior Business Development Manager, Handelsblatt Research Institute, Düsseldorf)

André Vereta Nahoum

Thesis: Selling Cultures: The Traffic of Cultural Representations from the Yawanwa
(Professor of Sociology, University of São Paulo, Brazil; Associate Member at the Brazilian Center for Analysis and Planning; Associate Member at the Research Center on Culture and Economy, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro)  

Sara Weckemann

Thesis: The Lives of Large Families on Welfare
(Scientific Officer, German Aerospace Center, DLR Project Management Agency, Learning Regions, Bonn)

Annika Wederhake

Thesis: Statist Vocational Education and Training
(ERP Consultant, Mach AG, Berlin)

Benjamin Werner-Cöster

Thesis: The Power of Judicial Integration: How the European Commission and the European Court of Justice are Liberalizing Corporate Governance
(Referee for National Regional Policy, The Free Hanseatic City of Bremen)

Sabrina Zajak

Thesis: Transnational Labor Activism and Global Supply Chains
(Professor, Institute for Social Movements, Ruhr University Bochum)

Gregor Zons

Thesis: New Political Parties as Innovators: Formation and Success
(Researcher and Lecturer in Comparative Politics, Düsseldorf Party Research Institute, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf)

Solomon Zori

Thesis: International Financial Reporting Standards in Africa
(Assistant Professor of Accounting at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University, Rotterdam)


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