PD Dr. habil. Knut Petzold

Ruhr-Universität Bochum
Sociology Section

knut.petzold (at) rub.de

Knut Petzold is a sociologist with expertise in social stratification, sociological action theory, and sociological research methods with a specific focus on methods of causal inference and research designs. His current research interest covers topics including higher education and work, residential mobility and migration, ethnic discrimination, social norms, and the validation of survey experiments.

He holds a doctoral degree in sociology (summa cum laude) from the University of Leipzig and received a habilitation (postdoctoral graduation) from the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. At present, he is affiliated as Akademischer Rat a.Z. at the Sociology Section of the Ruhr University Bochum and as Privatdozent at the Department of Sociology, CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt.


Prize for the best habilitation thesis 2019, donated by the Eichstätter Universitätsgesellschaft

New article: Migration, Commuting, or a Second Home? Insights from an Experiment Among Academics. European Journal of Population, DOI 10.1007/s10680-019-09529-w

Visit: Visiting scientist at the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW), 2019 - 2020

23.1.2019: Habilitation (Dr. habil.) in Sociology, CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Last update: December 2019