Prof. Dr. Daniela Grunow - Curriculum Vitae

Daniela Grunow is a Full Professor of Sociology spezialising 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 is co-speaker (jointly with Nicole Deitelhoff, speaker, and Rainer Forst, co-speaker) of the Frankfurt division of the Research Institute Social Cohesion (RISC), a network of eleven university and research institutes, investigating social cohesion from an interdisciplinary point of view. Jointly with her Co-PIs from Frankfurt, she analyses new forms of social diversity and their impact on social conflicts. For more information about this research cooperation, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), please visit this website. In addition, Daniela Grunow and her team are currently collecting and analysing Twitter data, jointly with IT scientists at the TU Darmstadt, to investigate the influence of the COVID-19 crises on solidarity and anti-solidarity in Europe. You will find more information here

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.

Since 2016, Daniela Grunow has been director of the Institute for Empirical-Analytical Research (InFER) at the Faculty of Social Sciences at Goethe University, jointly with Markus Gangl. Besides Daniela Grunow has been coordinating the international research platform TransParent, jointly with Marie Evertsson (Stockholm University), since 2010.

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).

From April 2017 to December 2019, Daniela Grunow analysed family-friendly measures in work organisations and their influence on mothers' and fathers' employment behaviour in cooperation with the Research Data Centre of the Federal Employment Agency at the Institute for Employment Research in Nurnberg. For more information on this DFG-funded project, please click here.

From January 2011 to December 2016 Daniela Grunow was Principal Investigator of the ERC research programme „APPARENT -Transition to parenthood: International and national studies of norms and gender division of work at the life course transition to parenthood“. APPARENT explored changes in the division of labour between women and men during the transition to parenthood, in cross-national comparative perspective. Please find more information about the project here.

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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