Research for the Environment

Prof. Dr. Matthias Gross

Division of Social Sciences
Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology
Working Group on Governance & Institutions
Working Group on Energy

Helmholtz Centre
for Environmental Research - UFZ
Permoserstr. 15
04318 Leipzig, Germany

phone: ++49 - 341 - 235 1746
fax: ++49 - 341 - 235 45 1746

Prof. Matthias Groß

Prof. Dr. Matthias Groß

Coming Soon:

Matthias Gross and Rüdiger Mautz (2014): Renewable Energies. London: Routledge (Key Ideas Series). Info

Gross, Matthias & Michael Stauffacher, Hrsg. (2014): Transdisciplinary Environmental Science. Special issue of Interdisciplinary Science Reviews, Vol. 35, No. 4. Info

Gross, Matthias (2014): Experimentelles Nichtwissen: Umweltinnovationen und die Grenzen sozial-ökologischer Resilienz. Bielefeld: Transcript. Info

Matthias Gross and Linsey McGoey, eds. (2015): Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies. London: Routledge. Info

Areas of Expertise & Research

  • Alternative Energy Systems (esp. geothermal energy)
  • Environmental Sociology
  • Ignorance and the Knowledge Society
  • Real World Experiments and Environmental Innovation
  • Restoration and Contamination
  • Science and Technology Studies
  • Sociology of Engineering
  • Theories of Nature-Culture Relations

Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2013

Full Professor of Environmental Sociology at the University of Jena, joint appointment with Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany. Head of UFZ's Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology.

04/2005 - 09/2013

Senior Researcher in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology (granted tenure in 2009), since June 2008 deputy head of the department.

04 - 09/2012

Interim professor of Economic and Environmental Sociology at Martin Luther University of Halle

04/2002 - 03/2005

Co-Director of the "Real World Experiments Project," Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

08 - 12/2003

Guest Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago, USA

04 - 07/2003

Guest Lecturer, Institute of Sociology, Technische Universität Karlsruhe, Germany

07/2001 - 03/2002

Post Doctoral Fellow (German Research Foundation, DFG), Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

02 - 07/2000

DAAD Doctoral Fellow, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

04/1999 - 06/2001

Doctoral Fellow in the German Research Foundation's (DFG) Graduate School "Genese, Strukturen und Folgen von Wissenschaft und Technik," Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

01/1998 - 03/1999

Scientific Assistant at the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

05 - 07/1996

Internship at the Center for Applied Social Analysis and Education (CASAE), Arcata, California, USA

04 - 09/1992

Volunteer work in environmental conservation and restoration projects, Involvement Volunteers Ass. Inc., Victoria, Australia

Curriculum Vitae: Education

06/2001

Dr. rer. soc. (~ Ph.D.) Sociology, Bielefeld University

01/1998

Diplom (~ M.A.), Sociology, Bielefeld University ("With Distinction")

08/1995 - 07/1996

Graduate Student. Department of Sociology, Humboldt State University, California, USA

06/1994

Vordiplom (~ B.A., but more focussed), Sociology major; psychology minor, Bielefeld University

08/1991 - 02/1992

University of Bonn, M.A. program in philosophy with minors in psychology and archaeology

Academic Services (Selection)

since 2014

Elected Board Member of the Research Committee 23, Sociology of Science and Technology International Sociological Association (ISA)

since 2011

Elected Chair, Environment & Society Research Network (RN12), Board member since 2009European Sociological Association (ESA)

since 2006

Chair of the section "Environmental Sociology" in the German Sociological Association (DGS)

since 2005

Co-founder and Editor of the journal Nature + Culture

2002 - 2010

Treasurer and board member of the Research Committee on "Environment and Society" (RC 24) of the International Sociological Association (ISA)

2002

Formation of a group for Junior Scholars in Environmental Sociology (Nachwuchsgruppe Umweltsoziologie) together with Harald Heinrichs

Full Curriculum Vitae (including publications)

News

Buchumschlag

Renewable Energies

Forthcoming book:
Prof. Dr. Matthias Groß
& Rüdiger Mautz (2014)


book cover

Climate Adaptation Santiago

New Publication by
Dr. Kerstin Krellenberg and the CAS-Project