Research Fellows

Dr. Johanna Leicht, Head/Coordination of the research training group, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg


Prof. Dr. Matthias Ballod, Professor of German Language and Literature Education, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Research and Teaching Focus:
Knowledge transformation and knowledge communication, informational education and knowledge management, digital media in the teaching contexts of schools and universities, intercultural knowledge transfer (German as a Foreign Language [DaF] / German as a Second Language [DaZ])


Prof. Dr. Jörg Dinkelaker, Professor of Adult Education/Continuing Vocational Training, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, liaison professor for the Hans-Böckler Foundation, doctoral research group representative

Research and Teaching Focus:
Dissolution and transformation of educational boundaries, research on adult education and learning as social realities, professionalism in educational wo0rk, methotodologies of qualitative research


Prof. Dr. Julia Müller-Seeger, Professor of Business Studies with a special focus on business management, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Research and Teaching Focus:
Challenging relational concepts of mediation and translation in corporate management and business governance, especially through strategies of knowledge management involving the micro and macro levels of strategy implementation as well as cultural influences and group phenomena


Prof. Dr. Reinhold Sackmann, Professor of Sociology with a special focus on the analysis modern social structures, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg

Research and Teaching Focus:
Sociological life course studies; the sociology of migration concerning the relationship between host society and immigrants; institutionalised forms of social coping with demographic change; social cohesion of local societies.


Prof. Dr. Daniel Wrana, Professor of Systematic Educational Science, Martin-Luther-Universität Halle-Wittenberg, liaison professor for the Hans-Böckler Foundation

Research and Teaching Focus:
Processes and relations of education and subjectivation, epistemology of knowledge in educational science, governmentality analyses, methodology of the analysis of discursive practices, theory formation in educational science