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Research Assistant

Dr. Carolin Kunz

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Consultation hours

By appointment


Research focus

  • Working conditions and health

Research interests

  • health
  • quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • work
  • digitalisation
  • (new) forms of work
  • social structure analysis


  • Since 06/2021
    Post-Doc, Chair of Human Resource Development and Change Management, TU Dort­mund

  • Since 02/2021
    Post-Doc, Chair of Prof. Dr. Martina Brandt, TU Dort­mund
  • 01/2020 – 04/2020
    Lectureship in Sociology, Hoch­schu­le für Polizei und öffentliche Ver­wal­tung NRW
  • 04/2014 – 01/2021
    Teacher for special tasks, Fa­cul­ty for Sociology at Uni­ver­si­tät Bielefeld
    Activity: teaching events in Bachelor and Master in the areas methods of emprical social research (quantitative) as well as social structure analysis (especially social and health inequality)
  • 10/2016 – 03/2020
    Pro­mo­ti­on on health-related work loads
    Title: Occupational Gratification Crises, Marketized Forms of Work and Health - An Application and Extension of the Model of Occupational Gratification Crises by Marketized Forms of Work on the Basis of the Socio-Economic Panel
  • 10/2008 – 03/2013
    Master, So­ciology
  • 01/2009 – 07/2009
    Erasmus- abroad semester, Université Libre de Bruxelles
  • 10/2005 – 09/2008
    Bachelor So­ciology, Uni­ver­si­tät Bielefeld


2019 „Das Modell beruflicher Gratifikationskrisen und freiwillige Selbstausbeutung: Vereinbar zur Erklärung ge­sund­heit­licher Ungleichheit?", Gemeinsame Jahrestagung der DGMS und DGSMP.  Düsseldorf.

2018 „Updates zur Messung beruflicher Gratifikationskrisen". Dreiländerkongress: Soziologische Analysen von Ar­beit und Gesundheit. Graz.

Location & approach

Coming from the west: B 1, exit Dortmund-Mitte (WDR/ZVS), then twice right on Wittekindstraße. At the trafic light straight ahead. First road on the right (Querstraße), which lead onto Hohe Straße. Turn right. After next trafic light pass the subway station and then turn right to the Zentrum für Weiterbildung (signposted).

Attention: Do not drive into the underpass!


Coming from the east: B 1, exit Ruhrallee (B 54) direction Dortmund-Mitte/Lünen until the next trafic light. Turn left into Markgrafenstraße. Drive Markgrafenstraße straight ahead until the trafic light at Hohe Straße. Turn left and pass the subway station and then turn right to the Zentrum für Weiterbildung (signposted).

Attention: Do not drive into the underpass!

The closest subway stations are Polizeipräsidium and Westfalenhallen. Both can be reached by the subway line U45/U46. There is also a bus stop (bus 450) at Westfalenhallen.

From Dortmund Airport you can take the AirportExpress to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof (central station, 20 minutes). From there you can reach us via the subway U45 to Westfalenhallen. Exit at Westfalenhallen. You can also travel by train from Dusseldorf Airport to Dortmund Hauptbahnhof.

Interactive map

The facilities of TU Dortmund University are spread over two campuses, the larger Campus North and the smaller Campus South. Additionally, some areas of the university are located in the adjacent "Technologiepark".

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