Institute of Sociology

Maximilian Becker, M.A. 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

Maximilian Becker is 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 is currently working in a CLBO research project regarding trust in organizations and how different factors affect trust in leadership.


M.A. Sociology: Social Orders in Transition

Philipps-Universität Marburg
10/2019 – 07/2022

B.A. Social Sciences

Philipps-Universität Marburg
10/2016 – 09/2019

Professional Training as Sales Associate in Retail Shop

GALERIA Kaufhof GmbH, IHK Heilbronn-Franken
08/2012 – 02/2014


Doctoral Researcher

Prof. Heather Hofmeister, Specialty in the Sociology of Work
Goethe University Frankfurt, Institute of Sociology
seit 02/2023

Research Internship

Institut für Sozialforschung und Sozialwirtschaft e.V.
11/2020 - 03/2021

According to recent research on trust, homophily is highly linked to trust-building and trustworthiness. People who share certain characteristics and categorizations tend to trust each other more and are perceived as rather trustworthy by their peers. Looking at work environments this phenomenon is in parts well researched. Especially the categories of age and gender found great attention in recent studies. Other structural categories have been of interest for other spaces than work. In my research I want to find out, which categories influence trust-building in which way. Further questions include: How do these circumstances affect leadership and the relationships between colleagues? How do attraction, perception and sexuality affect trust-building?