Chair of Sociology (Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)

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How is knowledge produced in societies? What counts as knowledge?
What consequences are associated with (certain) knowledge production? Who is involved in knowledge production? How is knowledge distributed? What conflicts of knowledge and interpretation exist, and how do they unfold?


The research at the Chair of Sociology focuses on processes, preconditions, and consequences of social knowledge production. We investigate knowledge controversies and conflicts of interpretation in the public spheres and social sub-areas such as science, law, politics, and economics using discourse and dispositive analytical tools. Thematically, our field of work centers on discourse research, sociology of knowledge and culture, sociology of the environment and risk, sociological theory, and French sociology.



Sept. 25, 2023

Office Hours 2023

The next office hour of Prof. Keller will take place on October 5th 2023 from 1.30 to 2pm.



During the lecture period in WS 23/24 usually on Wednesdays from 11.30 am to 12.30 pm.

Please register via the secretary's office.


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Aug. 7, 2023

Open Access: Wissenskulturen der Soziologie (2018) and Soziologische Experimentalität (2020)

The volumes Wissenskulturen der Soziologie by Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller and Prof. Dr. Angelika Poferl and Soziologische Experimentalität by Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller, Dr. phil. Gregor J. Betz and Dr. Maya Halatcheva-Trapp are now available as Open Access: [Sociology]
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July 17, 2023

Sekretariat im Sommer 2023

Vom 11.08. bis 10.09.2023 ist das Sekretariat urlaubsbedingt geschlossen. [Sociology]
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Secretary's Office

Brigitte Ploner


Phone: +49 821 598 -4074

Fax: +49 821 598 -144074


Building: D, Office 3047



Postal Address:

Universität Augsburg
Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Soziologie
Universitätsstr. 10
86159 Augsburg


Office Address:

Universität Augsburg
Philosophisch-Sozialwissenschaftliche Fakultät
Lehrstuhl für Soziologie
Gebäude D

Universitätsstraße 10

86159 Augsburg


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