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Moritz Sommer

Cohort 2015

Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch

S - Sommer_Moritz

Freie Universität Berlin

Institute of Sociology

Sociology of European Societies

Doctoral Researcher

Topic of PhD thesis

European Blame Games? The Politicization of the Eurozone Crisis in Germany, Greece and Spain from 2009 to 2016

Curriculum Vitae

04 – 06/2017

Research Stay at Universidad Carlos III de Madrid, Institute for Social Sciences (Prof. Dr. Juan Diéz Medrano)

Since 2015

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, Research Affiliate

Since 2015

Doctoral Studies: Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Sociology

2012 – 2016

M.A. Research Training Program: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2011 – 2012

M.Sc. Political Sociology: London School of Economics and Political Science

02/2009 – 07/2009

Term Abroad: Istanbul Kültür-University

2007 – 2011          

B.A. Public Administration, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster / B.Sc. European Studies, University of Twente

Scientific Activities and Research Projects

09/2019  11/2019

Research stay at the European Institute at Columbia University, New York

Since 2018

Mapping #NoG20. Dokumentation und Analyse der Gewaltdynamik im Kontext der Proteste gegen den G20-Gipfel in Hamburg 2017 [Mapping #NoG20. Documentation and analysis of dynamic of violence during the protests against the G20-summit in Hamburg], Project Website.

Since 07/2016

Institute for Protest- and Social Movement Research, Scientific Coordinator

2016 – 2017       

‚Pharmaunternehmen – Werbung und Proteste‘ [Pharmaceutical industries – between advertisement and protest]; Cross-sectional project within the program for the promotion of young researchers at Freie Universität Berlin. Partner: Dr. Viorela Dan, Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Since 2015        

Demonstration Surveys, Institute for protest and social movement studies, Project Website: https://protestinstitut.eu/projekte/demonstrationsbefragungen/


‚Großdemonstrationen in den Medien‘ [Large scale demonstrations in media reporting], Institute for protest and social movement studies, Project Website: https://protestinstitut.eu/projekte/grossdemonstrationen-in-den-medien/

2014 – 2016      

‚The Greeks, the Germans and the Crisis (GGCRISI)’, Bilateral research project: Institute for Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin, and Institute for Sociology at University of Crete, Project Website: http://www.ggcrisi.info

07/2013 – 02/2014

PD Dr. Paula Diehl, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Chair in political theory, research unit: Democratic Symbolism, Student Assistant

05/2013 – 02/2014

Prof. Dr. Jochen Roose, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of sociology, research unit: Sociology of European Societies, Student Assistant

12/2012 – 04/2013

Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies, Student Assistant

Stipends and Awards

Since 07/2016

Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Doctoral Scholarship

2009 – 2013

Friedrich Ebert Foundation, Scholarship

  • European Political Sociology
  • Social Movement Studies
  • Protest and Migration

Sommer, M (2019): Blame Shifting in Times of Permanent Austerity – Evidence from Spain and Greece in the Eurozone Crisis. Journal of Common Market Studies. Early view.

Sommer, M, Rucht, D, Haunss, S & Zajak, S (2019): Fridays for Future. Profil, Entstehung und Perspektiven der Protestbewegung in Deutschland [Fridays for Future. Profile, Emergence and Perspective of the protest movement in Germany] (ipb-working papers). Online.

Roose, J, Sommer, M & Scholl, F 2018 (Eds.), Europas Zivilgesellschaft in der Wirtschafts- und Finanzkrise. Protest, Resilienz und Kämpfe um Deutungshoheit [Europe's Civil Society in the Financial Crisis. Protest, resilience and framing struggles]. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Roose, J, Kousis, M, Sommer, M, Scholl, F, Kanellopoulos, K, Loukakis, A & Papanikolopoulos, D 2018, New Rage, New Perspectives? Protest in the Eurozone Crisis in Greece and Germany, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Special Issue. Pp. 697 – 714.

This is a selection of publications only. For a complete list of publications visit these websites: Insitute of Sociology and Sommer's Research Gate profile