International and national studies of norms and gender division of work at the life course transition to parenthood 
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Daniela Grunow

Katia Begall
Maria Reimann
Gerlieke Veltkamp
Sandra Buchler
Kristina John




















PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR




Prof. Dr. Daniela Grunow
Sociology of Social Change
Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe-University
Grüneburgplatz 1,  Room: 3G.116, PEG
60323 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: grunow[at]soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Daniela Grunow is the director and principal investigator of the APPARENT project. Since January 2013 she is a Full Professor of Sociology at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main (Germany). Daniela received her Ph.D. (summa cum laude) from the Otto-Friedrich University Bamberg (Germany) in 2006. From 2006-2008 Daniela was a Postdoctoral Associate at the Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course, Yale University (CT, USA). Before joining the Goethe-University Daniela had been a faculty member at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at the University of Amsterdam (NL), 2008-2012.

As the director and principal investigator of the APPARENT project she coordinates the cross-national cooperation with researchers in seven European countries, collects original data on parental roles, norms and identities, and engages in comparative research within the APPARENT subprojects.

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Katia Begall, Postdoctoral Researcher
Sociology of Social Change
Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe-University
Grüneburgplatz 1, Room: PEG 3G.090
60323 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: begall[at]soz.uni-frankfurt.de

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Katia Begall is a Postdoctoral researcher at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main (Germany) . She holds a Ph.D. in Sociology which she obtained from the University of Groningen in 2012. In her dissertation research, Katia studied the effect of working conditions and occupations on fertility. Katia’s research interests include fertility and family formation, the division of paid and unpaid labor within households, cross-national comparative research and quantitative methods.

As a postdoctoral researcher in the APPARENT project, Katia will focus on the career consequences of gendered patterns of employment interruption and part-time work and associations between national context and gender roles in comparative perspective.

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Maria Reimann, PhD Candidate
Sociology of Social Change
Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe-University
Grüneburgplatz 1, Room: PEG 3G.089
60323 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: reimann[at]soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Maria Reimann is a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and Junior Researcher at the Goethe-University Frankfurt/Main (Germany). She studied ethnography and cultural anthropology at the University of Warsaw and the University of Copenhagen (ERASMUS scholarship). She defended her MA thesis “The good stepfather. A father figure or a friend?” at the University of Warsaw in February 2011. Maria’s main research interests include kinship and family, parenthood, medical anthropology, institutions and human agency, and qualitative methods.

As a junior researcher in the APPARENT project, she will conduct in-depth interviews with Polish couples at the life course transition to parenthood. She will then compare the data with the data from other European countries of the project, focusing on the norms and practises of parenting and the gender division of labour.

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Gerlieke Veltkamp, Junior Researcher
Sociology of Social Change
Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe-University
Grüneburgplatz 1, Room: PEG 3G.089
60323 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: veltkamp[at]soz.uni-frankfurt.de

Gerlieke Veltkamp is a PhD candidate at the Goethe-University. She studied Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam and completed her Research Master with specializations in Health, Care and the Body and Institutions and Inequality. Her thesis focused on Dutch professionals in postnatal care, constructing knowledge of parents in a context of risk. Gerlieke works as an editor for the ‘Sociologie Magazine’ and is furthermore employed in the forensic youth psychiatry sector in Amsterdam, where she is involved in effect research and policy writing. Previously, she was educated as a family therapist and she worked with youth and families with psychosocial problems in a forensic setting.
 
As a junior researcher in the APPARENT project, she will coordinate a cross-national comparison on expert-parent interactions in (pre)natal and postnatal care.

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ASSOCIATE MEMBER


Dr. Sandra BuchlerPostdoctoral Researcher
Sociology of Social Change
Faculty of Social Sciences
Goethe-University
Grüneburgplatz 1, Room: PEG 3G.090
60323 Frankfurt am Main

E-Mail: buchler[at]soz.uni-frankfurt.de

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Sandra Buchler has been employed as a Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Goethe-Universität in Frankfurt am Main since January 2014. Sandra Buchler majored in Sociology and German at the University of Queensland (Brisbane, Australia), before completing a first class Honours Degree and PhD at the same university. Her doctoral dissertation, which was undertaken within the frame of a joint ARC (Australian Research Council) and FaHCSIA (Federal Government Department of Families, Housing, Communiy Services and Indigenous Affairs) funded research project, conducted a systematic analysis of cohabitation in Australia. Titled "Cohabitation in Australia: Characteristics, Transitions and Outcomes", her doctoral dissertation explored the characteristics of cohabiters, which factors influence transitions out of cohabitation and how cohabitation influences happiness. Sandra received the Dean's Award for Research Higher Degree Excellence for her doctoral dissertation. Sandra was employed at the University of Bamberg from mid 2011 to late 2013, where she was involved in the eduLIFE Project. Her current research focuses include how first births influence attitudes towards gender roles, the influence of gender on transitions into labour market and the association between marital status and happiness. Her primary interests include families and household, cohabitation, gender, longitudinal research, life course research and quantitative methods.
 
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FORMER STAFF

 
Kristina John, Junior Researcher

E-Mail: kristina.john[at]uni-mannheim.de


Kristina John worked as a junior researcher in the APPARENT Project from April 2011 to January 2014. She collected data on the (political) discourse and norms about fatherhood and motherhood from mainstream media from the 1980s to 2010 in the Netherlands and Germany.
She is now a junior researcher at the Research and Study Centre Dynamics of Change at the University of Mannheim. 



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