Prof. Dr. Jürgen Markowitz

Curriculum Vitae

Jürgen Markowitz is the chair holder of Social Interaction and Socialisation since 1993. He is currently working on a Theory of Social Interaction and Socialisation. His other principal research interests include the Professionalisation of Sociology, aspects of Organisational Development, Network Formation, and Participation Research.


Diploma, Ruhr University Bochum (1973)
Ph.D., Bielefeld University (1978)
Postdoctoral thesis, Bielefeld University (1985), venia legendi: Sociology

Previous Appointments

1985 – 1992 Private Lecturer at the Bielefeld University
1985 – 1993 Guest and Visiting Professor at several Universities in Germany, Austria and Switzerland


After his Postdoctoral thesis Jürgen Markowitz worked for several years as a freelancer for communication training, organisational development and consultancy. He had worked as a journalist before he has started his scientific career.


  • Theory of Socialisation
  • Theory of Social Interaction
  • Professionalisation of Sociology
  • Organisational Development
  • Network Formation
  • Participation Research

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Prof. Dr. Jürgen Markowitz

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