Professor:



Professor Dr. Irena Kogan



Visiting Address:

A5 6, A-529 
68159 Mannheim
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Postal Address:

A5, 5 A-529
68131 Mannheim

E-Mail

irena.kogan@uni-mannheim.de
direct mail

Phone 

0621 - 181-2015
direct call

Fax

0621 - 181-2016


Office hours: 

Tuesday or Wednesday 12:00 - 01:00 p.m. 

Please contact Prof. Dr. Kogan or Vera Müller on the above telephone number or e-mail adress first to arrange a mutually convenient appointment.






Curriculum Vitae

Irena Kogan holds a chair in comparative sociology at the University of Mannheim. She received her training in Pedagogigs (Ukraine), Sociology and Anthropology (Israel), and Social Sciences (Germany). Her research interests are in the area of social inequality, migration research and labour market sociology. In particular, her research focuses on structural and cultural aspects of immigrant integration, transition from school-to-work, as well as the role of human capital and social and cultural resources in these processes. Interest in the role of countries’ institutional characteristics in explaining societal processes drives her research, which is largely internationally comparative. In her studies, Irena Kogan relies on modern methods of quantitative social research and survey data.Irena Kogan has been involved in a number of large-scale projects. Currently she is co-directing two projects, the German part of the “Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries”, and a project on immigrants’ life satisfaction in Europe (both funded by German Research Foundation). She is the author of a number of articles in leading international journals including European Sociological Review, Social Forces, Social Science Research. International Migration Review, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Acta Sociologica, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, and others. Her major book publications include a monograph, Working through Barriers: Host country institutions and immigrant labour market performance in Europe (Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer, 2007) and two edited volumes, together with Michael Gebel and Clemens Noelke, Europe enlarged: A handbook of education, labour and welfare regimes in Central and Eastern Europe (Bristol, UK: Policy Press, 2008) and Making the Transition: Education and Labor Market Entry in Central and Eastern Europe (Palo Alto: Stanford University Press, 2011).Since 2013 Professor Kogan has been a Secretary-Treasurer of the European Consortium for Social Research (ECSR), the largest association of Europe’s leading sociological institutes. She is a Member of the European Academy of Sociology and an associate editor of the European Sociological Review. She has been an Editorial Board Member of the following Journals: Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (since 2014), Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (since 2010), Croatian Journal of Social Policy (since 2010), Studies of Transition States and Societies (since 2009).

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Research Interests 

  • Ethnicity and Migration
  • Structural Assimilation of Immigrants
  • Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Transition from School-to-Work
  • Research Methods

Publications 

Communicating results of scientific research is an important part of scholarly activities. New findings stimulate academic discussions and have impact on public discourse. 

Prof. Dr. Irena Kogan's latest publication(s)

  • Kalter, Frank, Irena Kogan and Joerg Dollmann. 2019. “Studying Integration from Adolescence to Early Adulthood: Design, Content, and Research Potential of the CILS4EU-DE Data. European Sociological Review, doi: 10.1093/esr/jcy051.
  • Kogan, Irena. 2018. “Ethnic Minority Youth at the Crossroads: Between Traditionalism and Liberal Value Orientations”. Pp. 303-331 in: Frank Kalter, Jan O. Jonsson, Frank van Tubergen, Anthony Heath (Eds.) Growing Up in Diverse Societies. The Integration of the Children of Immigrants in England, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Kogan, Irena, Jing Shen and Manuel Siegert. 2018. „What Makes a Satisfied Immigrant? Host-Country Characteristics and Immigrants’ Life Satisfaction in Eighteen European Countries”. Journal of Happiness Studies 19(6): 1783–1809.

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Teaching

This section presents courses currently taught by professor Kogan. Via the headings you can navigate to the corresponding subpages in the Studienportal. Those pages provides further informtion e.g. time and place and more detailed information about the courses themselves. For past courses see the archive below. In case of questions please contact Vera Müller.  
    • FSS 2019

      • Lecture: "Migration sociology: theory, methodology and empirical evidence"
      • Thesis Colloquium Sociology
      • S Elective Seminar: "Controversies of Migration and Integration Sociology"
      • Dissertation Tutorial


    Previous Courses — Archive

    Welcome to the archive. Here you learn about courses taught in the past.

    • HWS 2018

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Seminar: Integration of Immigrants and Ethnic Inequality
      • Colloquium In-Depth Module
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • FSS 2018

      • Colloquium In-Depth Module
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • HWS 2017

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Colloquium In-Depth Module
      • Seminar: Integration of Immigrants
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • FSS 2017

      • Research Semester

    • HWS 2016

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • FSS 2016

      • Thesis Kolloqium Soziologie
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • HWS 2015

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Colloquium Thesis
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • FSS 2015

      • Introduction to Migrational Sociology
      • Thesis Colloquium Sociology
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • HWS 2014

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Colloquium Abschlussarbeit
      • Dissertation Tutorial 

    • FSS 2014

      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • HWS 2013

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Social and Ethnic Inequalities
      • Colloquium In-Depth Module
      • dissertation tutorial

    • FSS 2013

      • Social inequalitiy
      • Stereotypes and Discrimination
      • Iintroduction to Migrational Socilogy 
      • Colloquium: Thesis
      • Dissertation Tutorial

    • HWS 2012

      • Dissertation Tutorial
      •  Integration of Immigrants and Ethnic Inequality
      • Research Seminar: Migration und Integration
      • Colloquium: In-Depth Module

    • HWS 2011

      • Social Structrue of Germany in a Comparative Perspective
      • Integration of Immigrants and Etnical Distinction
      • Migration and Integration
      • Colloquium: Thesis

    • FSS 2011

      • Seminar: Social Inequality
      • Integration of Immigrants and Ethnical Distinction 

    • HWS 2010

      • Seminar: Integration of Immigrants and Distinction  
      • Colloquium
      • Research Seminar: Social Structre Analysis: Social Inequality and Ethnical Distinction

    • FSS 2010

      • Introduction to Migrational Sociology
      • Colloquium
      • Social Structure and Processes
      • Seminar: Social Structure Analysis: Social Inequality 

    • HWS 2009

      • Lecture and Exercise: European Societies
      • Research Seminar: Social Structure Analysis: Social Inequality and Ethnical Distinction
      • Seminar: Educational Systems and Labour Market: Theory and Empirical Evidence
      • Colloquium for Diploma and Phd Students