Dr. Andrea Dorothea Bührmann

Dr. Andrea Dorothea Bührmann has been the University of Göttingen’s Vice President for Teaching, Learning and Equal Opportunities since 2015. After studying sociology, philosophy and political science, she obtained her doctorate from the University of Münster in 1995. She trained as a personnel officer before becoming a research associate at the Chair of Sociology at the University of Paderborn. During her time at the University of Paderborn, Andrea D. Bührmann coordinated the DFG project “The crisis of modernity”. With support from a DFG fellowship, she completed her habilitation thesis in 2003 to qualify as a professor in the field of sociology. After positions at the Universities of Dortmund, Munich, Salzburg, Vienna and Münster, she became full professor at the University of Göttingen in 2011. Since 2013, she has been director of the Göttingen Diversity Research Institute. Prof. Bührmann also held positions of visiting professor at the University of California, the University of Klagenfurt and the German Institute for Japanese Studies in Tokyo. Her research and teaching interests include among others the sociology of diversity and gender relations and the sociology of work and economic sociology / Entrepreneurship research.