Sociological Theory and History of Sociological Theory

Welcome to the site of the chair of Sociological Theory and History of Sociological Theory

The main focus of the chair's work lies in the areas of

  • Analytical sociology
  • Reconstruction of classical social theory within the rational framework
  • Social norms and institutions
  • Network theory
  • Decision- and game-theory
  • Agent-based simulations

The chair has currently two externally supported research projects:

  • Fundamental Assumptions of Game-Theoretical Solution Concepts (supported by DFG)
  • Social status and prosocial behavior (supported by SNF and DFG)

Full professor

Prof. Dr. Thomas Voss


Simone Müller

Research assistant

PD Dr. Andreas Tutić

Academic staff

PD Dr. Ivar Krumpal

Sascha Grehl MA

Dipl.-Soz. Hagen von Hermanni

Associated researcher

Dr. Johannes Zschache

Graduate assistants

Undergraduate assistants

Max Otto