Present Activities

Lecturer, Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
Visiting Professor
Translator and Writer

Dr. Volker Gransow

Education

1980
Habilitation (2nd Doctorate), Department of Philosophy and Social Sciences, Freie Universität Berlin (FUB).

1974
Dr. phil. (Political Science, Sociology, Journalism, "magna cum laude"), FUB.

1970
Diploma, Political Science, Political Scoiology, FUB.

1966
Abitur (High School Diploma), Hoffmann-von-Fallersleben-Schule, Braunschweig.

1965
Interpreter/Translator English-German, ADV Hannover.

Professional Experience

2011
Vis. Lecturer, Sociology, Berlin School of Economics and Law

2010
DAAD-Visiting Professor, German-Kazakh University, Almaty (blocked by Kazakh authorities)

2010
Visiting Professor, Political Sociology, University of Toronto

2006-today
Lecturer, Translator, Writer, Berlin

2003-today
Editor "Kulturation", Berlin

2003-06
Project Coordinator, University of Toronto, FU Berlin

2001-03
Director, Canadian Universities' Centre, Berlin

1997-00
Associate Professor, Political Science, York University, Canada

1996-97
Visiting Professor, Political Science, York University, Canada

1995
Research Fellow, Zentrum für Zeitgeschichtliche Forschung, Potsdam

1992-94
Visiting Professor, International Studies, University of Toronto

1991-92
Lecturer, Sociology / Cultural Studies, Humboldt-Universität, Berlin

1990
Visiting Scholar, International Politics, Peking-Universität, China

1990
Visiting Scholar, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin

1990
Visiting Professor, Stanford University / Berlin Study Center

1986-89
Associate DAAD Professor, University of California, Berkeley, USA

1983
Visiting Professor, Stanford University / Berlin Study Center

1980-86
Lecturer, Fakultät für Soziologie, Universität Bielefeld

1978
Visiting Scholar, Columbia University, New York, USA

Fields of Interest

Cultural Sociology, Sociology of Technology, Political Sociology
Comparative Analysis of Societies, Culture, and Media
Historical and social Processes in Germany and Europe

Languages

German (native speaker)
Englisch (Interpreter / Translator)
French
Russian (functional)
Italian (functional)
Latin (Magnum Latinum)

Project Experience

Research Project "Human Security and International Cultural Politics", FU Berlin/University of Toronto, from 2009.

Research Project "The Text Author Bruno Balz", Individual Project with Evergreen Productions Jürgen Draeger, from 2009.

"Human Security and EU-Canada Relations". University of Toronto/European Union, 2004 - 2005.

"Theater and Audio-Visual Media in Transatlantic Perspective", University of Toronto / Humboldt-Universität Berlin, 2003 - 2005.

"Domination and Stubbornness", Zentrum für Zeitgeschichtliche Forschung, Potsdam, 1995.

"Civil Society and German Unification", FUB , DFG; 1992 - 1994.

Fund Raising

Support Grant "Human Security and EU-Canada Relations", European Union, EUR 35000,00, 2004.

Support Grant "Berlin Education Fair", Canadian Government, CDN $ 5000.00, 2002.

Support Grant "Institute for European Studies", European Union, CDN $ 30000.00, 1999.

Support Grant "Continent in Change" (York University / DAAD) , CDN $ 20000.00, 1999

Support Grant "Canadian Centre for German and European Studies", DAAD, DM 400000.00, 1998.