Prof. Dr. Simone Scherger - Academic career

since 2018
Professor (W2) of sociology with a focus on social policy and the life course
(2018 to 2023 funded by the “Network Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research”, Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs), SOCIUM, University of Bremen

2017-2018
Postdoc, SOCIUM, University of Bremen

2016-2017
Interim professor (sociology with a focus on gender studies), University of Konstanz

2010-2017
Head of independent research group “Paid work beyond retirement age in Germany and the UK” under the Emmy Noether programme of the German Research Foundation (DFG), SOCIUM (until 2015: Centre for Social Policy Research), University of Bremen

2008-2010
Research fellow at the Centre for Research on Socio-Cultural Change (CRESC), The University of Manchester, various projects on old age, generations and cultural participation

2007-2008
Research associate at the School of Social Sciences, The University of Manchester, project “Patterns, causes and consequences of inequalities in health of the older population” (based on the English Longitudinal Survey on Ageing/ELSA)

2006
Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.), dissertation on “Destandardisation, differentiation, individualisation. The dynamics of West German life courses” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Martin Kohli)

2001-2006
Research and teaching post in the Research Group on Aging and the Life Course (head: Prof. Dr. Martin Kohli), Institute of Sociology, Free University of Berlin

1994-2000
Academic studies of sociology, French philology and philosophy at the Universities of Bonn, Brussels and Düsseldorf (degree: Magister)