Institute for Sociology

Our team at the Chair of Sociology of Work

How to find us


Institut für Soziologie
Fachbereich Gesellschaftswissenschaften
Theodor-W.-Adorno Platz 6

60323 Frankfurt am Main

Postal address

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6 / PF 14
60629 Frankfurt am Main

Requests from students to:



Dr. habil. akad. Silvia Krömmelbein

Akademische Oberrätin

Dr. habil. Silvia Krömmelbein
PEG 2.G 171

Office hours
Registration by email
Tuesday 15:00

Student Assistants 2024

We are pleased to have the support of our student assistants
this summer semester: Anouk Schnabel, Fabian Sattel, Tim Keller und Maryam Ayoub.

External and former members of our team

Dr. Tomás Cano

Associated Project Member

Tómas Cano is a assistant professor at UNED in Madrid, where he studies gender  inequality, social stratification, and child development. Previously, he was postodoc at Goethe University of Frankfurt (Germany) and PhD student at Pompeu Fabra University (Barcelona).

Malte Althoff

External dissertation

Malte Althoff is doing his doctorate under Prof. Heather Hofmeister at Goethe University, where he also previously completed his master's degree in sociology. He is conducting ethnographic research in a socially segregated high-rise housing estate, where he also works as a social worker ("street worker") with disadvantaged youth. His research is supported by a PhD scholarship from the Heinrich Böll Foundation.

Maximilian Becker

Research Fellow
until 01/2024

Maximilian Becker worked as a Ph.D. student in sociology and a pre-doctoral researcher at Goethe University since February 2023. His research interests include work, gender and sexualities, qualitative methods and the sociological perspective on trust. He was recently working in a CLBO research project regarding trust in organizations and how different factors affect trust in leadership.


Constance Hsiung, Ph.D

Research Fellow
until 03/2024

Constance Hsiung worked as a postdoctoral researcher in the Sociology of Work at Goethe University, Frankfurt. She received her PhD from the University of Michigan (USA), and her Master's and Bachelor's degrees from the University of Chicago (USA).
Her research interests include the sociology of culture, work and leisure, and gender. Methodologically, her interests lie in clustering and historical approaches. She has worked with interview and archival data, as well as nationally representative survey data. Her work has been published in Gender & Society.