Sociologist Gundula Zoch appointed
Dr. Gundula Zoch has been appointed Junior Professor of Sociology of Social Inequalities at the Institute for Social Sciences.
Previously, she was a research assistant at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories in Bamberg. After completing a degree in sociology and in economics in Leipzig and London, she was employed as a research assistant at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) in Berlin. Afterwards, she held a doctoral fellowship by the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, funded by the German Excellence Initiative. In 2018, she received her PhD with distinction from the University of Bamberg. In her research, Zoch is concerned with the emergence and consequences of social inequalities in employment and family work. Her empirical analyses of large longitudinal surveys such as the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS) focus on persisting differences between East and West Germany, for example in maternal employment or in the prevailing role models. In her current externally funded projects, she is investigating the effects of the Corona pandemic.