Chair of Sociology (Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)

Welcome to the Website of the Chair of Sociology at the University of Augsburg (Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller)



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.



Dec. 5, 2022

Registration: The Discursive Construction of Reality V

The program of the symposium 'The Discursive Construction of Reality V - Interdisciplinary Perspectives of a Sociological Discourse Research' from March 30-31, 2023 is online!

Until March 20, 2023 you can register for the symposium via the following form.

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Die Diskursive Konstruktion der Wirklichkeit V - Tagungsplakat
Dec. 4, 2022

secretary's office

The secretary's office will be represented from 12.12.2022 until mid/end of February 2023.


During the winter break from 23.12.2022 until 06.01.2023 the secretary's office will be completely closed!

Messages will be read and answered again at regular intervals from 09.01.2023 on. Incoming calls will also be forwarded.

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Nov. 29, 2022

office hours of Prof. Dr. Keller

During the winter semester 2022/2023 and the semester break, Prof. Keller's office hours will take place on the following dates:


  •     December 14, 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
  •     January 25, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (via zoom)
  •     February 22, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (via zoom)
  •     March 22, 2 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (via zoom)


Please register via the secretary's office

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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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