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Oct. 16, 2023

Office hour on November 22nd 2023 cancelled

Prof. Dr. Keller's office hours will be cancelled on November 22nd 2023.
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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:
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July 17, 2023

Sekretariat im Sommer 2023

Vom 11.08. bis 10.09.2023 ist das Sekretariat urlaubsbedingt geschlossen.
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July 17, 2023

Sprechstunden im Sommer 2023

Im Sommer 2023, in der vorlesungsfreien Zeit, finden die Sprechstunden von Herrn Prof. Dr. Keller per Zoom an folgenden Terminen statt:

  • 02.08. von 14 bis 15 Uhr
  • 16.08. von 14 bis 15 Uhr
  • 30.08. von 14 bis 15 Uhr
Anmeldung für die Sprechstunden im August bis spätestens 10.08.2023.

Update (11.08.): Es sind keine Anmeldungen mehr möglich.
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June 27, 2023

Hinweise zur Soziologie-Klausur (SozBM2) im Sommersemester 2023

Die Anmeldephase für die Klausur im Soziologie-Basismodul 2 am 17.07.2023 ist nun abgeschlossen. Bitte beachten Sie folgende Hinweise zum Prüfungsablauf:





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Block mit Stift
May 17, 2023

Autumn School Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD)

The next SKAD Autumn School will take place at the University of Augsburg on October 5-7, 2023.

Organiser: Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller


Following the success of the last four international workshops with participants from different countries and all world regions, there will be a fifth introductory workshop in English on the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse (SKAD) at the University of Augsburg in October 2023. The organiser invites novice as well as experienced academics from a wide range of disciplines, including but not limited to sociology, ethnology, political science, cultural studies, linguistics, education, and other humanities, to explore the potential of this approach to studying discourses in the context of their own projects and research. Please note that the autumn school gives priority to participants without a strong German language background. German speakers are invited to register for our summer school.

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April 27, 2023

Veranstaltungshinweis: Ten Years After

Die Tagung Ten Years After - Aktuelle Entwickungen des Kommunikativen Konstruktivismus findet vom 26. - 27- Juli 2023 an der TU Berlin (Institut für Soziologie, TU Berlin, Fraunhoferstr. 33-36) statt. Organisation: Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch


Weitere Informationen zum Programm und zur Anmeldung finden sie hier: 



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Ten years after Programmcover
April 21, 2023

Summer School Wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse (WDA)

Die nächste Summer School Wissenssoziologische Diskursanalyse (WDA) findet vom 13. bis 15. Juli 2023 an der Universität Augsburg statt.

Organisation: Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller




Weitere Informationen zum Programm und zur Anmeldung finden Sie auf der folgenden Seite.

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April 5, 2023

Publication: Positionierungsmacht - Über Formierung und Regierung der Marktakteure

Next week, the volume "Positionierungsmacht - Über Formierung und Regierung der Marktakteure" by Prof. Dr. Reiner Keller and Martin Blessinger is published by beltz Verlag.



The term positioning power takes up the Foucaultian analysis of power. It denotes a governmental form of power that unfolds in the current phenomena of valuing and assessing, in castings, rankings, ratings, etc.. These current forms of the social construction of the valuable form new complexes of the formation and government of market actors, whose mode of operation points beyond the familiar Foucauldian diagnoses of power. The volume develops central aspects and dimensions of positioning power and illustrates its mode of operation by means of two case studies.


Further information at: https://www.beltz.de/fachmedien/soziologie/produkte/details/50646-positionierungsmacht.html


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Verföffentlichung eines Bandes zum Thema Positionierungsmacht - Über die Formierung und Regierung der Marktakteure
April 5, 2023

Office Hours

Summer Semester 2023:


Starting on 4/26/2023, Prof. Dr. Keller's office hours will be held regularly on Wednesdays from 2pm to 3pm (on site or Zoom).


On the following dates there will be some shortened office hours from 12 to 12:30 (!) pm:

  •      3.5.
  •     31.5.
  •     28.6.

Unfortunately, no office hours will be held on 14 June.


Please register via the secretary's office.

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Kalenderblatt mit Stift
March 28, 2023

Augsburg conference on the sociology of discourse research

Discourse research spans a broad range of themes, including questions of educational justice, environmental problems, problems associated with the pandemic, as well as identity conflicts and migration. From the 30th to the 31st of March, leading researchers will meet at the University of Augsburg for the international conference “The Discursive Construction of Reality V,” organised by the Chair of Sociology. Alongside research, the conference will celebrate the 10th anniversary of the “Zeitschrift für Diskursforschung (ZfD),” which was founded in Augsburg.

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Visual zur Veranstaltung Diskurs Wissenschaft