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Ph.D. Matthias GROSS Head, Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig


2000 DAAD-Doctoral Fellow, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison
2001-2002 Post-doctoral Fellow, IWT Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University
2003-2003 Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Sociology, Loyola University Chicago
2002-2005 Junior Research Group, Bielefeld University
2005-2013 Senior Research Scientist, UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig
2012 Professor, Martin Luther University Halle
since 2013 Professor, University of Jena; UFZ Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research, Leipzig


German Sociological Association (DGS)
European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST)
European Sociological Association (ESA)
International Network for Engineering Studies (INES)


Green European: Environmental Behaviour and Attitudes in Europe in a Historical and Cross-Cultural Comparative Perspective. London: Routledge, 2017
Routledge International Handbook of Ignorance Studies. London: Routledge, 2015
Gross, Matthias: Renewable Energies. London: Routledge, 2015
Gross, Matthias: Ignorance and Surprise: Science, Society, and Ecological Design. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press, 2010


Elected Board member of Research Committee 23, Sociology of Science and Technology, ISA International Sociological Association, 2014
Awarded the Sage Prize for Innovation and Excellence of the British Sociological Association (BSA) in Cultural Sociology, 2013
Chair of the Environment & Society Research Network (RN12), ESA European Sociological Association, 2011
Chair of the German Sociological Society's (DGS) section on "Environmental Sociology", 2006