My research contains theoretical, methodological and empirical work. In my empirical work I predominantly use qualitative methods. My empirical research contributes to the sharpening and developing of my theoretical work. With this focussing I perform research on four closely connected topics:

Transformations of Knowledge in Modernity
Gender Relations and Social Change in the Welfare State
Institutionalised Inequalities in the Educational System
Gender Sensitive Organizational Development in the Public-Profit-Sector


Prof. Dr. Heike Kahlert
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Fakultät of Social Science
Universitätsstr. 150
D-44801 Bochum
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