Prof. Dr. Daniela Grunow - Curriculum Vitae

Daniela Grunow is a Full Professor of Sociology specializing in “Quantitative Analyses of Social Change” at the Faculty of Social Sciences at the Goethe-University in Frankfurt am Main. Her research and teaching focus on the interaction of paid work, domestic work and gender relations in different welfare states. She approaches these aspects of social change from a life course perspective by applying different empirical methods, especially techniques for longitudinal data analysis.



Daniela Grunow currently analyses in-plant family friendly measures aiming to improve the compatibility of family and work, in cooperation with the Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB). More information can be found here. In addition, she coordinates since 2010 the international research platform TransParent, jointly with Marie Evertsson (Stockholm University).

Between January 2011 and December 2016 Daniela Grunow has been the Principal Investigator of the ERC Research Project “APPARENT – Transition to Parenthood: International and National Studies of Norms and Gender Division of Work at the Life Course Transition to Parenthood". APPARENT explores on an international scale the changes in the division of labour between men and women in the transition to parenthood. The project is financed by the European Research Council through an ERC Starting Grant. The project website  can be found here.



Daniela Grunow is editor of the Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie (since issue 1/2015), jointly with Thomas Schwinn (Universität Heidelberg) and Michael Wagner (Universität Köln).

In 2017, Daniela Grunow was awarded a Goethe-Fellowship, a pogram for the promotion of research-excellence in the humanities and social sciences at the Forschungskolleg Humanwissenschaften in Bad Homburg.

Daniela Grunow was born in 1975 in Bad Oeynhausen and studied sociology at the universities of Marburg (Germany), Bielefeld (Germany) and Amsterdam (NL) from 1996 to 2001. She received her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg (Germany) in 2006. From 2006 to 2008 she was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale University (CT, USA). Before joining the Goethe-University Daniela Grunow was a faculty member at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam (NL) from 2008 to 2012.

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