Aleksandra Barjaktarević M.A., M.A.

Max Weber Institute of Sociology
Heidelberg University
Bergheimer Str. 58
69115 Heidelberg


Room: 02.020
Call number: 06221 54 3614
Fax: 06221 54 2996

Office hours: Tuesday 12-1 p.m

Research interests

  • Classical and current sociological theories
  • Sociology of culture
  • Sociology of arts and architecture
  • Comparative institutional analysis
  • Qualitative methods

Recent research projects


Current courses: summer 2024

  • Theorizing German rap music with PTKa subculture between social inequality, distinction and commerce (together with PTK)

For further information, see heiCO

Past courses:

  • Reading course (B.A.): Theories of Social Differentiation (winter 2023/24)
  • Research Seminar (B.A.): Art Between the State (Museums), Civil Society (Art Associations), and the Market (Galleries, Fairs), together with Dr. rer. soc. Steffen (winter 2022/23 and summer 2023)
  • Seminar (B.A.): Introduction to Cultural Sociology (summer 2023)
  • Reading course (B.A.): Introduction to Max Weber's Methodology (summer 2023)
  • Reading course (B.A.): Sociology of the Arts (summer 2023)
  • Seminar (B.A.): Social Inequality (winter 2022/23)
  • Reading course (B.A.): Niklas Luhmann (winter 2022/23)
  • Seminar (B.A.): Welcome to Science (winter 2022/23)
  • Research seminar (B.A.): Cultural Re-evaluations, together with Dr. rer. soc. Steffen Sigmund (winter 2021/22 and summer 2022)
  • Seminar (B.A.): Fundamentals of Sociology (winter 2019/20, 2020/21, and 2021/22)

Recent publications

Conferences and workshops

  • 04/12/2022: Panel discussion The Worlds of documenta (1955–2022). Controversies about a major cultural event, Heidelberger Kunstverein
  • 05–06/11/2022: Presentation "documenta and its Charismatic Power to Reinvent itself," "Reinvent Yourself." Alignment and Resistance in the Arts and Culture Amidst Soviet Claims for Change, University of Lucerne (RC-SAC–Foko-KUKUSO), Switzerland
  • 11/2018 und 02/2019: Stipendium und Teilnahme am Research School, Groeningemuseum Brugge, Belgien
  • 11/2018 and 02/2019: Scholarship and participation in the research school, Groeningemuseum Brugge, Belgium

About the person

  • since 10/2022: Research assistant at the Chair of Sociological Theory, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg
  • 10/2022–10/2023: Student advisor at the Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg (substitute PD Dr. Stefan Bär)
  • 03/2022: Master of Arts, Sociology, University of Heidelberg
  • 10/2021–10/2022: Research assistant at the Chair of Organisational Sociology, Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg
  • 07/2021: Master of Arts, European Art History, University of Heidelberg
  • 10/2019–10/2021: Student research assistant at the Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg
  • 10/2016–07/2020: Student research assistant at the Institute for European Art History, Heidelberg
  • 10/2018: Bachelor of Arts, European Art History and Sociology, University of Heidelberg
  • 2007–2008: Danube scholarship Baden-Württemberg from the "Landesstiftung Baden-Württemberg"