Person

PD Dr.

Athanasios Karafillidis

Replacement of Professorship Methods in Empirical Social Sciences

Address

Office Hours

By appointment via email
 

CV

Scientific career
August 2020

Habilitation „Hybride Interfaces. Elemente einer soziologischen Theorie technischer Unterstützung“. Venia legendi "Sociology", Faculty of Philosophy, RWTH Aachen University.

July 2009 PhD, Dr. phil., „Soziale Formen. Methodologie, Kommunikation, Differenzierung“ (summa cum laude), University Witten/Herdecke
September 2002 Diploma in Social Sciences ("very good"). Doplom thesis „Organisation als generalisiertes Medium der modernen Gesellschaft“ (Note: 1,0)

Professional career
Since October 2021 RWTH Aachen University
Professor in substitution
W2-Professorship for Sociology, Methods and Techniques of Empirical Social Research
Since August 2020 RWTH Aachen University
Private lecturer
Faculty of Philosophy, Institute of Sociology
Oct. 2019 to Dec. 2020 Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
Professor in substitution
W3 professorship in sociology with focus on
"Social Analysis and Social Change
June 2015 to Sep. 2019

Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg
Deputy junior group manager (post-doc)
Faculty of Mechanical Engineering, Manufacturing Technology Laboratory (LaFT)
BMBF project "smartASSIST"

Oct. 2007 to May 2015

RWTH Aachen University
Research Assistant (post-doc)
Institute of Sociology, Chair of Sociological Theory and Chair of Sociology of Technology and Organization

Oct. 2007 to March 2008

University Bielefeld
Lecturer
Faculty of Sociology

Oct. 2002 to Aug. 2007

University Witten/Herdecke
Research Assistant
Faculty of Fundamental Studies, Chair of Sociology

Research
Infrastructures

Reflective infrastructures - The infrastructures of state infrastructure projects, cultural differences of infrastructures.

Digital society

Social structural forms of support in the digital society, social boundaries and technical interfaces, transformation of human-technology interaction through the idea of support.

Relation patterns Methodological and theoretical foundations of recording and analyzing social relation patterns on micro (status heuristics), meso (organizational design) and macro (national identity formation, infrastructures) levels.
Theory development Sociological theory and methodology, organizational sociology, systems and network theories, ecological approaches, cognitive sociology, sociology of technology/STS.

Memberships

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

DGS-Sektionen : Sociological theory, organizational sociology, and sociological network research.

Specialist editor for "Sociological Theory" and "Social Systems" at the social science portal www.soziopolis.de (since 2015)

Junges Forum Technikwissenschaften JF:TEC (Interdisciplinary network of young scientists on questions of future technology development; co-founder)