Prof. Dr.

Thorsten Schneider

Institut für Soziologie

Contact

University of Leipzig
Institute of Sociology
Beethovenstraße 15
04107 Leipzig
Germany

Office H3 1.05Phone +49 (0)341 9735668
E-Mail thorsten.schneider@uni-leipzig.de
Consultation hour: In lecture times: Tuesday, 11.30 a.m.-12:30 noon

 

 

Fields of Research

  • social and ethnic inequalities of educational opportunity
  • generational relations and family issues
  • longitudinal research methods

Curriculum Vitae

Current Position
Professor of Sociology - Comparative analysis of contemporary societies, Leipzig University

Previous Positions
2008-2011 Assistant Professor (Juniorprofessor) of Sociology with special focus on educational inequalities across the life course, University of Bamberg

2005-2008 Research Assistant, University of Bamberg

2000-2005 (Junior) Research Scientist, DIW Berlin

Education
2005 Doctoral degree (Sociology), University of Zurich. Doctoral thesis on social origins and educational participation (title: “Erfolgreich durchs deutsche Schulsystem”)

2000 Diploma in sociology with minors in economics and history, University of Bremen

1993 University entrance qualification, Simmern

Further Professorship Appointments
2011 Chair of Sociology – Methods of empirical social research, Trier University (appointment declined)

2010 Professor of Sociology – Sociology of Education (W2), TU Munich (appointment declined)

 
Five publications in English (in alphabetical order)
Leopold, T., and T. Schneider (2011): Family Events and the Timing of Intergenerational Transfers. in: Social Forces 90: 595-616.

Linberg, T., T. Schneider, J. Waldfogel, and Y. Wang (in press): Socioeconomic status gaps in child cognitive development in Germany and the United States. Social Science Research. doi.org/10.1016/j.ssresearch.2018.11.002.

Müller, S., and T. Schneider (2013): Educational Pathways and Dropout from Higher Education in Germany. in: Longitudinal and Life Course Studies 4: 218-241.

Obermeier, V. and T. Schneider (2015): Educational Choice and Risk Preferences: How Important is Relative vs. Individual Risk Preferece? in: Journal for Educational Research Online 7: 99-128.

Schneider, T. (2008): Social Inequality in Educational Participation in the German School System in a Longitudinal Perspective. Pathways into and out of the Most Prestigious School Track. in: European Sociological Review 24: 511-526.

 

Reviews (selected journals only)
Acta Sociologica
American Journal of Education
European Sociological Review 
Higher Education
Journal for Educational Research Online
Journal of European Social Policy
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
Social Science & Medicine
Swiss Journal of Sociology
Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft
Zeitschrift für Familienforschung – Journal of Family Research
Zeitschrift für Soziologie

Projects

Publications

Courses

Vorlesung Bachelor | 2 SWS | SS 2018

Einführung in die Sozialstrukturanalyse

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
13:15 | wöchentlich
Hörsaalgebäude, Hörsaal 6
Kolloquium Bachelor | 2 SWS | SS 2018

Diskussionen und Befunde aus der Sozialstrukturanalyse

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
15:15 | wöchentlich
NSG S 322
Seminar Bachelor | 2 SWS | SS 2018

Theorien und Befunde zu Bildungsungleichheiten im Lebenslauf - Seminar A

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
09:15 | wöchentlich
NSG, Raum S 126
Seminar Bachelor | 2 SWS | SS 2018

Theorien und Befunde zu Bildungsungleichheiten im Lebenslauf - Seminar B

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
11:00 | wöchentlich
NSG, Raum S 126
Seminar Master | 4 SWS | WS 2018/2019

Sozialstruktur im gesellschaftlichen Wandel: Zugang und Verwertbarkeit von Bildung

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
11:15 | wöchentlich
PC-Pool, Raum 3.015 (Beethovenstr. 15)
Seminar Master | 2 SWS | WS 2018/2019

Analyse von Ereignisdaten (Ausgew. Fragestellungen der Soziologie II: Spez. und angew. Soziologie)

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
13:15 | wöchentlich
PC-Pool, Raum 3.015 (Beethovenstr. 15)
Seminar Bachelor | 2 SWS | WS 2018/2019

Spez. Soziologie/Spez. Methoden II: Methoden zur Erhebung von Längsschnittdaten in der Bildungs- und Arbeitsmarktforschung

Vergleichende Analyse von Gegenwartsgesellschaften
09:15 | wöchentlich
NSG S 328