Ao.Univ.Prof. Mag. Dr.
Alexander Hamedinger

Head of the Center of Sociology
Space Theory, Regulation Theory, Urban Sociology, Urban Restructuring, Social Inequality and Space, Political Economy, Sustainability, Action Research

Em.O.Univ.Prof. Mag.rer.nat. Dr.phil.
Jens S. Dangschat

Emeritus University Professor
General sociology, urban and regional sociology, social inequality, social milieus & lifestyles, segregation & gentrification, mobility, spatial theory, migration & integration

Gabriela Hörmann

Contact to the center of sociology:

Dipl.-Ing. Dr.-Ing. Gesa Witthöft

Senior Scientist
Urban renewal and internal development, social aspects in spatial planning and architecture, planning theory, gender and social inequality, participation and communication

Dipl.-Ing. Mag. Dr. Oliver Frey

University Assistant
Urban sociology, creative city, milieus and lifestyles, planning culture, planning theory

Mag. Raphaela Kogler, MA

Senior Lecturer
Methods of empirical social research, social analysis, family and childhood, spatial appropriation, visual methods

Lukas Franta, MSc.

University Assistant
Urban Space Research, Urban Governance, Urban Food Systems, Protest and Resistance

Dipl.-Ing. Esther Blaimschein BSc

Univ.-Ass. / PraeDoc
Urban and Regional Planning, Urban Studies, Planning Culture / Mentalities / Identity, Smart City, Digitized City

Nadine Haufe, MA

Project assistant and PhD candidate of the Doctoral Program "Urban Energy and Mobility System" (URBEM-DK)
Energy and mobility research, milieus and lifestyle concepts, urban research and social inequality, communication research

Dipl. -Ing. Mag. Dr. phil. Christian Peer

Project assistant
Social Aspects of Urban and Regional Development, Theory and Practice of Spatial Planning, Science and Technology Studies (STS), Cultural Studies

Dominik Hölzl, BSc.

Project assistant

Mag.soz.oec. Louise Beltzung

Project assistant

Diana Silvestru MA

Collegiate in the EWARD PhD Program
Transport sociology, environmental sociology (energy, mobility), security research (subjective security in public space), urban sociology, quantitative and qualitative methods of empirical social research, project managemen

Catherina Sophie Schneider

Study assistant

Thomas Leimer, BSc.

Study assistant

Elena Heller


Laura Sidonie Mayr, BSc.


External lecturers at the Center of Sociology

Former Employees of the Center of Sociology