Sophie Mützel

Employment

since January 2009 Senior Researcher, Research Unit Cultural Sources of Newness, Social Science Research Center Berlin.
October 2003 - December 2008 Assistant Professor, Research Unit Comparative Structural Analysis, Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin.

2002-2003

Jean Monnet Fellow, Robert Schuman Centre for Advanced Studies, European University Institute, Florence.

1994-1995

Junior Researcher, Research Unit Organizations and Technology, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung, Berlin.

Education

2002

Columbia University, New York, NY.
Ph.D. in Sociology.
Dissertation: "Making meaning of the move of the German capital networks, logics and the emergence of capital city journalism."
Dissertation Committee: David Stark (chair), Peter Bearman, and Harrison White.

1998

Cornell University, Ithaca, NY.
M.A. in Sociology.
Master's Thesis: "The organizational field of women's politics in Berlin islands of meaning and patterned heterogeneity."
Committee: David Stark and Ron Breiger

1993

University of California at Berkeley, CA.
B.A. in Political Science, magna cum laude with high honors.

Professional Experience

November 2009 Organizer, international workshop on "Evaluation Practices in Art Worlds", WZB, Berlin.
September 2008 Organizer, international symposium "Relational Sociology: Transatlantic Impulses for the Social Sciences", Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt-University Berlin (funded by German Science Foundation und Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences).
February 2008 Organizer, Annual Meeting of Economic Sociology Section, "Theoretical Approaches in Economic Sociology", Berlin.

2006-

Co-Chair, Section on Economic Sociology, German Sociological Association.

2001-2006

Founding Co-Chair, Thematic Network on Identities, Council for European Studies.

October 2000

Co-Organizer, Graduate Student Workshop on "National Identities and Public Policy in Comparative Perspective", supported in part by the Japan-US Friendship Commission and the Japan Foundation.

Honors and Awards

2005 Travel Grant to attend ASA meeting, German Science Foundation.
2004 Travel Grant to attend SASE meeting, German Science Foundation.

2002

Annette Kade Fellowship, Annette Kade Charitable Trust, New York.

2002

Cornerhouse Travel Fund, Department of Sociology, Columbia University.

2002

Travel Fund, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University.

2000-2001

Graduate Fellow, Institute for Social and Economic Research and Policy, Columbia University.

2001

Summer Research Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Columbia University.

2000

Dean's Summer Fellowship, Graduate School of Arts and Science, Columbia University.

1998-2001

Paul F. Lazarsfeld Fellowship, Department of Sociology, Columbia University.

1998-2000

Dissertation Fellowship, Hamburg Institute for Social Research, Germany.

1995-1998

Sage Graduate School Fellowship, Cornell University.

1997

Summer Research Stipend, Department of Sociology, Cornell University.

1996

Summer Travel Stipend for Pre-dissertational fieldwork, Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies, Cornell University.

1993

Phi Beta Kappa, Northern California Chapter.

1991-1993

Dean's Honors List, University of Califonia at Berkeley.

Research Interests

Economic Sociology, Cultural Sociology, Organizational Sociology, Sociological Theory, Social Network Analysis.

Teaching

Relational sociology, Economic Sociology, Social Networks and Organizations, Sociology of Markets.

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