Summer Module Course on Social Inequality

Course Programme

In our summer module course, you will learn about social inequalities in different areas of society: in education, the economy, and healthcare. The programme consists of keynotes and workshops from experts on social inequality research, which you can find in the course programme:

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Main Topics


  • Keynote: Mechanisms of Social Inequality
  • Workshop: Theories of Social Inequality


  • Keynote: Educational Expansion and Social Inequality
  • Workshop: How Social Disadvantage Relates to Children’s Educational Opportunities
  • Workshop: Inequality and Stratification in Higher Education: Access, Admission and Beyond


  • Keynote: Who Cares? Societal Challenges of Care Work
  • Workshop: Outsourcing Domestic Labour - Demandside Choices and Preferences
  • Workshop: Class or Identity? Consequences of Sociological Description


  • Keynote: Social Inequality, Care and Wellbeing in Context
  • Workshop: Gender, Family Relations, and Health
  • Workshop: Digitalization and Health Inequalities


  • Professor Martina Brandt, TU Dortmund University
  • Professor Andreas Göbel, University of Würzburg
  • Lea Goldan, University of Würzburg
  • Miriam Grates, TU Dortmund University
  • Christina Haas, University of Luxemburg
  • Professor Andreas Hadjar, University of Luxemburg
  • Professor Cornelia Kristen, University of Bamberg
  • Friederike Molitor, University of Mainz
  • Frederick de Moll, PhD, University of Luxemburg
  • Professor Natascha Nisic, University of Mainz
  • Nekehia Quashie, PhD, TU Dortmund University
  • Alina Schmitz, TU Dortmund University
  • Martin Stempfhuber, PhD, University of Würzburg
  • Professor Elke Wagner, University of Würzburg
  • Laura Zapfe, University of Würzburg

Digital Classroom

With your admission to the module course, you will be granted access to a digital classroom where you can find texts for preparation, further instructions, and additional readings.

Time Difference

The summer module course takes place from 9 AM (UTC+2) to 3 PM (UTC+2). It includes two optional cultural events and get-togethers in the evening. Please inform yourself in advance about the time difference to your home country: https://www.timeanddate.com/time/map/