European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Markus Gangl

Goethe University
Frankfurt am Main
School of Social Sciences
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6
60629 Frankfurt am Main


Prof. Dr. Markus Gangl

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Markus Gangl is Professor of Sociology at the Department of Social Sciences, Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main, and Honorary Fellow at the Department of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA. He works on issues in social stratification, economic inequality, poverty, income dynamics, social mobility, labor markets and careers. A second line of his work is directed at improving statistical methods for the analysis of social science data, including panel, event history, and multilevel data, and the methodology of causal inference in the social sciences. Markus Gangl is an elected member of the German National Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), has been the recipient of the 2016 Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (with Andrea Ziefle), and served as Associate Editor and then Editor-in-Chief of the European Sociological Review. Currently, Markus Gangl is the principal investigator in the ERC-funded POLAR project, which investigates the impact of rising economic inequality on equality of opportunity, social cohesion, and democratic orientations in Western societies.