Gebäude Dekanat der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Soziologie und Institut für Staatswissenschaft

Department of Sociology

The Department of Sociology incorporates sociological research and teaching at the University of Vienna. As to its history, the department is influenced by the traditions of the Viennese School, which focused on social problems. Its programme of empirical analysis serves to combine diagnosis of society and sociological theory. The research areas of Department affiliates include the following: Family Life, Feminist Theories and Gender Studies, Health Research, Interpretive Sociology, Culture and Economy, Sociology of Human Development, Migration and Ethnicity, Organizational Sociology, Social Stratification and Social Inequality and Visual Sociology.

Head of Department:

Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Jörg Flecker