Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main
Sandra Bucher has been employed as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main since January 2014.
Sandra Buchler majored in sociology and German at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), before completing a first class Honours degree and PhD at the same university. Her doctoral dissertation, which was undertaken within the frame of a joint ARC (Australian Research Council) and FaHCSIA (Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Community Services and Indigenous Affairs) funded research project, conducted a systematic analysis of cohabitation in Australia. Titled “Cohabitation in Australia: Characteristics, Transitions and Outcomes", her doctoral dissertation explored the characteristics of cohabiters, which factors influence transitions out of cohabitation and how cohabitation influences happiness. Sandra received the Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence for her doctoral dissertation.
Sandra was employed at the University of Bamberg from mid 2011 to late 2013, where she was involved in the eduLIFE Project. Her current research focuses include how first births influence attitudes toward gender roles, the influence of gender on transitions into the labour market and the association between marital status and happiness.
Her primary interests include families and households, cohabitation, gender, longitudinal research, life course research and quantitative methods.
Buchler, Sandra (2012). Cohabitation in Australia: characteristics, transitions and outcomesPhD Thesis,The School of Social Science,The University of Queensland. doi:10.14264/uql.2016.774; Online version; http://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:285752
Link to Curriculum Vitae