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Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg

Prof. Dr. Clemens Kroneberg - Chair of Sociology

Research focuses

Social Boundaries, Ethnic Diversity and Integration, Violence, Juvenile Delinquency, Sociological Theory

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2013 Full Professor (W3) of Sociology at the Department of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Cologne
  • 2011 - 2013 Junior Professor (W1) of Sociological Theory at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2004 - 2010 Pre-/Post-doctoral Researcher at the School of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2009 Dr. rer. pol. (in Sociology), University of Mannheim
  • 2005 - 2006 Visiting Student Research Collaborator at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University
  • 2004 Diplom-Sozialwissenschaftler, University of Mannheim

Selected publications

  • Kroneberg, Clemens and Sonja Schulz, 2018: Revisiting the Role of Self-Control in Situational Action Theory. European Journal of Criminology 15: 56–76.
  • Horr, Andreas, Hunkler, Christian, and Clemens Kroneberg, 2018: Ethnic Discrimination in the German Housing Market. A Field Experiment on the Underlying Mechanisms. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 47: 1-13.
  • Rompf, Stephan, Clemens Kroneberg, and Thomas Schlösser, 2017: Institutional trust and the provision of public goods: When do individual costs matter? The case of recycling. Rationality and Society 29: 160-178.
  • Beier, H. & C. Kroneberg (2013): Language Boundaries and the Subjective Well-Being of Immigrants in Europe. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies 39: 1535-1553.
  • Kroneberg, C. & A. Wimmer (2012): Struggling over the boundaries of belonging. A formal model of nation building, ethnic closure, and populism. American Journal of Sociology 118: 176-230.
  • Kroneberg, C. & F. Kalter (2012): Rational Choice Theory and Empirical Research. Methodological and Theoretical Contributions in Europe. Annual Review of Sociology 38: 73-92.
  • Kroneberg, C. (2012): Die Rettung von Juden im Zweiten Weltkrieg. Eine handlungstheoretische und empirische Analyse. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 64: 37-65.
  • Kroneberg, C. (2011): Die Erklärung sozialen Handelns. Grundlagen und Anwendung einer integrativen Theorie. Wiesbaden: VS Verlag.
  • Kroneberg, C., I. Heintze & G. Mehlkop (2010): The interplay of moral norms and instrumental incentives in crime causation. Criminology 48: 259-294.
  • Kroneberg, C., M. Yaish & V. Stocké (2010): Norms and Rationality in Electoral Participation and in the Rescue of Jews in WWII: An Application of the Model of Frame Selection. Rationality and Society 22: 3-36.
  • Kroneberg, C. (2008): Ethnic Communities and School Performance among the New Second Generation. Testing the Theory of Segmented Assimilation. The Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science 620: 138-160. 

Honors and awards

  • 2017: ERC Starting Grant „SOCIALBOND“ 
  • 06/2014: ICS Nuffield lecture and masterclass, Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology, University of Groningen
  • 10/2013: Elected Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology
  • 10/2013: *EAS Prize for Best Article, European Academy of Sociology
  • 08/2013: *Best Paper Award, Rationality and Society Section of the American Sociological Association
  • 06/2013: *Robert K. Merton Best Paper Award: Honorable mention International Network of Analytical Sociology
  • 10/2012: *Anatol-Rapoport-Preis, Section "Modellbildung und Simulation" of the German Sociological Association
  • 01/2011: Invitation as a main speaker to the 8th Japanese-German Frontiers of Science Symposium 2011 of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation, Japan
  • 06/2010: Lorenz-von-Stein-Preis. The Prize is awarded each year by the Lorenz-vonStein Foundation for the Best Dissertation in Political Sciences, Social Psychology, and Sociology at the University of Mannheim.
  • 08/2008: Invitation to and participation in the DFG-NSF (National Science Foundation) Research Conference “Contextualizing Economic Behavior”, New York City
  • 09/2007: Best Student Paper Award, International Conference on Rational Choice and Social Institutions, ETH Zurich, Research Committee on Rational Choice of the International Sociological Association (ISA RC45), for the paper “Norms or Rationality? The Rescue of Jews, Electoral Participation, and Educational Decisions” (with Volker Stocké and Meir Yaish)
  • 10/2005 – 08/2006: Scholarship of DAAD (Research Stays for University Academics and Scientists): Research Stay at the Office of Population Research (Prof. Douglas Massey), Princeton University (USA)
  • 02/2005: Lorenz-von-Stein-Preis. The Prize is awarded each year by the Lorenz-vonStein Foundation for the Best Diploma Thesis in Political Sciences, Social Psychology, and Sociology at the University of Mannheim.
  • 02/2000 – 03/2004: German National Academic Foundation Scholarship (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
  • 06/1999: Carl-Dilthey-Preis. The Carl-Dilthey Prize is awarded by the Ludwig-GeorgsGymnasium to the best pupil in each graduating class

    * Prize awarded for the article (with Andreas Wimmer) “Struggling over the boundaries of belonging. A formal model of nation building, ethnic closure, and populism”, American Journal of Sociology, 2012, 118: 176-230.