Prof. Dr. Kathia Serrano Velarde

Photo: Friederike Elias

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

Room: 02.018e
Phone: 06221-54 29 80
kathia.serrano@soziologie.uni-heidelberg.de

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Research Interests

Kathia Serrano Velarde is a professor for Political Sociology at Heidelberg University. Her research focuses on the transformation processes in European education and research. She wrote her PhD (Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, 2007) on the emergence of a German market for quality assurance agencies. From 2007 to 2008 she worked as post doctoral fellow at the Centre de Sociologie des Organisations in Paris before joining the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology at Heidelberg. She currently works on research projects dealing with (1) new modes of financing and organizing research, (2) policy discourses and (3) volunteering and civic participation. Kathia is vice-president of research committee 17 („Sociology of Organization“) at the International Sociological Association and board member of the "Sektion Organisationssoziologie" at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie.

More information can be found here.

Recent Publications

A full list of publications can be found here.


Current Research Projects


Curriculum Vitae

  • Since 2014: Professor of Political Sociology
    Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University
  • 2013 - 2014: Visiting Fellow
    PACS, Stanford University
    SCORE, Stockholm University
  • 2008 - 2013: Assistant Professor (Sociology of Culture and Organization)
    Centre for Social Investment (CSI), Heidelberg University
    Max Weber Institute of Sociology, Heidelberg University
  • 2007 - 2008: Post Doctoral Fellow
    Sciences Po Paris
  • 2003 - 2007: Doctoral Fellow
    Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin
    Centre Marc Bloch