Katharina Burgdorf new scientific staff member

In September 2018, Katharina Burgdorf started working as a researcher at the MZES in research area A in the project A1.12 “Origins of Bureaucratic Organization: A Comparative Study of Political Careers and Elite Reproduction” (director Prof. Henning Hillmann, Ph.D.).

Katharina Burgdorf studied Sociology at the University of Mannheim from 2013 to 2018. Her research interests include the study of social mobility in dynamic organizations such as the film industry. In her master thesis, using the tools of social network analysis, she analysed how economic actors create communities and drive organizational change through different forms of collaboration. During her Bachelor and Master programme, she worked as a research assistant at the Chair of Organizational and Economic Sociology as well as at the Collaborative Research Center 884 "Political Economy of Reforms" in the team of the German Internet Panel.