Contact information

Assoc. Prof. Dr. Stefan Bär
Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology
Bergheimer Straße 58
69115 Heidelberg
Room: 02.003
Office hours: Tue 11-12

Phone: +(049) 6221-54 3613

Stefan Bär is a lecturer and researcher at the Max-Weber-Institute of Sociology since 2007. He holds university degrees (Dipl.-Soz. & Dr. rer. pol.), the Venia Legendi (Habilitation) in Sociology and was appointed Associate Professor in 2024.

2013-2017 he was an associated member to the Cluster of Excellence "Asia and Europe in a Global Context" (project A26 The Transculture of Capitalism). In the summer terms 2016 & 2021, he served as an interim professor for sociology with a focus on organizational sociology. In 2022-23 he was a fellow at the Marsilius Kolleg. His research is on change of the health care system and hospitals as well as issues related to the sociology of medicine. He is member of the Heidelberg Research Center for Law, Society and Institutions (HCLSI) and the Heidelberg Research Group for Organization Studies (heiGOS).

Recent Publications:

POHLMANN, MARKUS; STEFAN BÄR & ELIZANGELA VALARINI (2024): Collective Mindsets: How to Analyze Neoliberal Thinking. In: Pohlmann, Markus & Friederike Elias (Hrsg.): Global Economic Elites and the New Spirit of Capitalism. Springer VS, S. 61-89.

BÄR, STFEAN, VERONICA E. STEINWEG & DOMINIK DAUNER (2024): Verbesserte Ausbildungsbedingungen in der Pflege? Auswirkungen des Pflegeberufegesetzes auf die Praxisanleitung im Krankenhaus. In: WSI-Mitteilungen 2/2024, S. 131–136.

HEMPEL, MAJA & STEFAN BÄR (2024): Richtig beraten. Patientenaufklärung und Beratung in der Humangenetik. In: Ruperto Carola Forschungsmagazin (23), S. 77–83.

BÄR, STEFAN (2024): Kriterien einer guten Aufklärung im Kontext der sich zunehmend spezialisierenden, hoch technologisierten Humangenetik. In: Marsilius Kolleg Jahresbericht 2022/23 Bd. 24, S. 91–95.

BÄR, STEFAN & SEBASTIAN STARYSTACH (2023): Über die organisationale Formierung der Krankenhauspflege. In: Geschichte der Gesundheitsberufe 2/2023, S. 119–131.

BÄR, STEFAN (2023): Die Institutionalisierung von Corporate Compliance Strukturen an deutschen Universitätsklinika. In: CCZ Corporate Compliance Zeitschrift 11/2023, S. 304–310.

Stefan Bär’s publications on heiBIB
Stefan Bär on ResearchGate

Recent Research:

- Parental Counseling after Prenatal Diagnosis of Congenital Heart Disease
- Medical Organization Studies (MOS)



Teaching activity

  • In 2013-15, Stefan Bär developed a seminar for first-year students, which was funded by the 'Welcome to Research' Programme.

Overview of courses taught at MWI until now

  • Fundamental concepts of Sociology: including Socialization as well as Social Structure and Social Change
  • Sociology of medicine: including Introduction to Sociology of Medicine, Research Seminars at BA- & MA-Level as well as courses on the subjects Burnout Syndrome and Depression
  • Sociology of organization: including several Research Seminars at MA-Level
  • Social research & methods: including Statistics (SPSS) as well as Qualitative Research Methods
  • General competencies: including Writing Workshops and the Welcome to Research Programme

Teaching in detail (in German language)