Department of Political and Social Sciences
European University Institute
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50014 San Domenico di Fiesole - Italy
Martin Kohli was born in 1942 in Solothurn (Switzerland), and studied at the Universities of Geneva, Cologne, and Bern, where he obtained his doctorate. After a few years at the Ministry of Education of the Canton of Zurich and as Assistant Professor at the University of Constance (completed by his "habilitation") he went to the Free University of Berlin where he has been Professor of Sociology since 1977 (now emeritus).
In 1984-85, he was a Member of the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, in 1995-96, Fellow at the Collegium Budapest, and in 2000-01, Fellow at the Hanse Institute for Advanced Study (Delmenhorst/Bremen). He has also been a Visiting Professor or Researcher at Harvard University (1989), Stanford University (1999), Columbia University (2000) and the University of North Carolina (2004).
He is a member both of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and the Austrian Academy of Sciences, and from 1997-99 served as President of the European Sociological Association (ESA).
In Berlin, he directs the Research Group on Aging and the Life Course (Forschungsgruppe Altern und Lebenslauf, FALL).
Martin Kohli was appointed to the Chair in Sociology, and joined the Department in October 2004.
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