Individuals

Prof. Dr. Gert Pickel

Professor of Sociology of Religion; Dean of the Theological Faculty
Leipzig University, Martin-Luther-Ring 3, 04009 Leipzig, GERMANY

Education
2008 Habilitation, Faculty of Philosophy, University Greifswald, Germany
Title of post-doctoral thesis: The Establishment of Democracies in Eastern Europe
2002 PhD in Cultural Science, European University Viadrina, Frankfurt (Oder), Germany
Title of dissertation: Youth and political Dolefulness – Two Political Cultures in Germany after Unification?
1992 Graduate studies in Sociology and Political Science, University of Bamberg, Germany

Selected Publications
Lauth, H.-J., Pickel, G. & Pickel, S. (2014). Vergleich und Analyse politischer Systeme. Paderborn: Schöningh.
Pollack, D., Müller, O. & Pickel, G. (eds.) (2012). The Social Significance of Religion in the Enlarged Europe. Secularization, Individualization and Pluralization. Farnham: Ashgate.
Pickel, G. & Sammet, K. (eds.) (2012). Transformations of Religiosity – Religion and Religiosity in Central and Eastern Europe 1989-2010. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Experience in externally funded projects
Transformationsbedingte Veränderungen der kirchlichen Integration und Religiosität in Osteuropa; funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG – Innovation College »Die Transformation von Wirtschaftssystemen und die Neuordnung der Gesellschaften Mittel- und Osteuropas»); with Detlef Pollack; 1998-2001.
Kirche und Religion im erweiterten Europa; funded by Volkswagen-Stiftung; with Detlef Pollack; 2004-2009.

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