Curriculum Vitae

 

 

Uta Gerhardt 

 

 

Office Address

 

Lehrstuhl für Soziologie II

Max-Weber-Institut für Soziologie

University of Heidelberg

Bergheimer Strasse 58

69115 Heidelberg, Germany

 

Home Address  

 

Nassauische Strasse 60

10717 Berlin, Germany  

 

Telephone: +49 30 30104606

email: uta.gerhardt@soziologie.uni-heidelberg.de

 

 

Place of Birth:     Zella-Mehlis,Germany

Date of Birth:      June 11,1938

 

 

CURRENT AND PREVIOUS POSITIONS

 

 

1993 - present:

Professor of Sociology, University of Heidelberg

Emeritus since 2003

 

1995

Visiting Professor, New York University

 

1993

Visiting Professor, Case Western Reserve, Cleveland OH

 

1979 - 1993

Professor and Chair, Director of Medical Sociology,

Justus Liebig University Medical School,

Giessen, Germany

 

1986 - 2003 

Research Affiliate, Visiting Scholar,

Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies,

Harvard University

 

1986 

Visiting Professor, University of Wisconsin, Madison

 

1974-1979 

Lecturer / Senior Lecturer, Bedford College, Social Research Unit, University of London

 

1973-1974 

Visiting Faculty, Dept of Sociology, University of California

San Diego, and University of California Berkeley, in connection with

University of California San Francisco Medical School

 

1973 

Visiting Faculty, Department of  Sociology, University of Tübingen, Tübingen, Germany

 

1969 - 1973 

Akademischer Rat, Department of Sociology,

University of Konstanz, Germany

 

1967 - 1969 

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Department of Sociology,

University of Konstanz

 

1965 - 1967 

Wissenschaftlicher Assistent, Institute of Sociology,

Free University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany

 

 

EDUCATION (Degrees)

 

 

1969 

Ph.D.(Dr. rer.soc.), University of Konstanz

(Supervisor: Ralf Dahrendorf)

Title of thesis: "Studien zur Bedeutung des Rollenbegriffs für die soziologische Theorie: Rollenhandeln und Sozialstruktur" („Studies in Role Theory: Social Action and Social Structure“; published: „Rollenanalyse als kritische Soziologie“, Soziologische Texte No. 72, Luchterhand Verlag 1971.)

 

1965 

Diplomsoziologe (Dipl.Soz.), Free University of Berlin

Thesis: "Der Begriff der Krise als soziologische Kategorie im Werk Karl Mannheims" (The Concept of Crisis as Sociological Category in the Work of Karl Mannheim).

                          

1959 - 1965 

Sociology, History, Philosophy, Psychology

(Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt,  

Free University Berlin)

 

 

FELLOWSHIPS

 

 

2005, 2001          

Research Affiliate, German Historical Institute, Washington DC

 

1999 - 2000

Fellowship, German Research Council

 

1994 

Fellowship, German Research Council

 

1990 

Fellowship, German Research Council

 

1986                            

Fellowship, German Research Council

 

1979

Faculty Exchange, British Council, London / Berlin

 

1973 - 1974 

Postgraduate Research Fellowship, German Research Council
 

1971 

British Council Junior Faculty Fellowship Nuffield College, Oxford

 

1961 - 1965 

Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes

 

 

RESEARCH PROJECTS

 

 

2005 - 2007

“Survey Research and the Democratization of Germany After World War II.”

German Research Council,  GE 313-23

Director of research.

 

2003 - 2005

“Survey Research in Germany After 1945:

The Accomplishment of the Information Control Division of the American Military Government.”

German Research Council, GE 313-20

Director of research.

 

2002 - 2005  

German Research Council, Program No. 619:  

“Ritual Aspects of Redemocatization of Germany Through

American Military Government at the End of World War II.”

Director of research.

 

1999 - 2000 

Research fellowship: „Georg Simmel’s Theory of Society“.

 

1995 - 1997 

„The Contribution of American Military Government to the

Re-Democratization of Germany After World War II.“

Director of research.

 

1987 - 1993 

"Return to Work After Coronary Artery Bypass Surgery".

Project 1: 1987-1990

Project 2: 1991-1993 

Director of research, two project phases, GE 313-10/15.

 

1981 - 1982 

“Type Construction in Patient Careers ".

Director of research, GE 313-3.

 

1977 - 1980 

Social Science ResearchCouncil, London: "Patient Careers in End-stage Renal Failure".

Director of research, HG 513.

 

1970 - 1972

"Role Conflict in Bureaucratic Organization: Labor Exchange

Services in Baden-Württemberg".

University of Konstanz Research Fund.

 

1962 

"Reactionof the German Press to the Eichmann Trial",

Free University of Berlin

 

 

PROFESSIONAL AND RESEARCH ORGANIZATIONS

 

 

2005 - today 

American Sociological Association, History of Sociology Section,

Executive Council 2003-2007,

History of Sociology Nominations Committee 2012 

 

2003 - 2007 

American Sociological Association, Theory Section

Executive Council

 

2002 - today

German Society for American Studies, History Section

 

1996 - today

International Sociological Association, Research Committee on the History of Sociology

 

1995 - 2003 

Heidelberg University Planning Committee

 

1991 - 2006 

Board of Trustees, Association of German Social Science

Research Institutes, Bonn / Berlin, Germany

 

1991 - 1995 

Review Board, Comité Scientifique No. 5, Centre National de

Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris, France

 

1990 - 1994 

Executive Board, Center for Information, Bonn, Germany

 

1990 - 1992 

Executive Board, European Society of Medical Sociology

 

1990 - 1991

Chair, National Research Board: "Basic Research on Ageing",

Government of the Federal Republic of Germany,

Ministry of Research and Technology, Bonn, Germany

 

1990 - 1991 

International Expert, Review Committee, Unité No. 304,

Centre National de Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris

 

1984 - 1992 

Review Board "Empirical Social Research",

German Research Council; re-elected 1988

 

1980 - 1994 

Executive Council, German Sociological Association;

reelected 1982

 

 

JOURNAL EDITORSHIP AND EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARDS

 

 

2000 - 2010

Editorial Advisory Board,

„Journal of Classical Sociology,“ Sage Publications

 

1998 - 2011 

Editorial Advisor,

„American Sociologist“, Transaction Publishers

 

1998 - 2004 

Editorial Advisor,

„SozialeWelt“, Nomos Publications

 

1991 - 2006 

Editorial Advisor,

"Qualitative Health Research", Sage Publications

 

1981 - 1985 

Co-editor, “Medizinische Soziologie”, Yearbooks 1-4  

(with Hans-Ulrich Deppe, Peter Novak), Campus Verlag

 

 

and others

 

 

CONFERENCE ORGANIZATION, PLENARY SESSIONS

 

 

2004

„American Military Government and German democratization”

University of Heidelberg, International Conference

 

2001 

„Sociology – History – Culture“. International Conference,

University of Heidelberg, International Conference

 

1998 

Section Organizer, German Historical Association,

„The Politics of American Military Government in Germany:

Origins – Consequences –New Perspectives“

 

1997 

Co-organizer, with Bernard Barber, Columbia University,

International Conference, University of Heidelberg,

„A Legacy of Verantwortungsethik: Talcott Parsons’s Structure of Social Action After Sixty Years“.

 

1997

92nd Annual Meetings, American Sociological Association,

Session Organizer, „The Politics of Talcott Parsons“

Toronto, Canada

 

1994 

Co-organizer, session in the honor of Amitai Etzioni,

Conference of SASE (Association for Social Economics),

Paris, France

 

1994 

Co-organizer

Conference on the Sociology of Family, Law, Medicine, Inequality, UN-Year of the Family,

"The Future of the Family. Life-styles in Transition", Bonn

 

1993 

Co-organizer

National Conference, Association of German Social Research Institutes, "Social-Science Explanations of Neo-Nazi Violence",

Berlin, Germany

 

1992 

Session Organizeer, German Sociological Associaton,

"Biographical Dynamics and Life Styles", 26 th German Sociology Conference, University of Düsseldorf, Germany

 

1992 

Co-organizer, American Sociological Association

"The Use of Ideal Types in Qualitative Data Interpretation", Pittsburgh, PA, USA

 

1991 

Co-organizer, Association of German Social Science Research Institutes, “Comparative Analysis of Social Changes 1945 and 1990: Democratization and Economic Conditions", Weimar, Germany

 

1990 

Co-organizer,

"Issues of Sociological Theory"

Research Committee 08 (History of Ideas)

XIIth World Congress of Sociology, Madrid, Spain

 

1986 

Session Organizer,

"Qualitative Data Analysis",

Research Committee 33 (Methodology),                         

XIth World Congress of Sociology, New Delhi, India

 

1981 

Co-organizer.

German-British workshop, Butterfield College, Cambridge

“Theoretical Models of Explanation in the Sociology of

Crime and Illness".

 

1977 

Organizer,

Workshop, "Qualitative Research Methods", Bedford College, University of London

 

 

and others