Speaker and steering committee

The ViDSS is governed by a speaker and a steering committee comprising representatives of all research fields present at the Faculty of Social Sciences as well as a student representative.

The speaker assumes the responsibilities of the director of studies of the doctoral programme in Social Sciences and represents his/her field of research in the steering committee. Three members of the steering committee are nominated as deputy speakers of the ViDSS and deputy directors of studies. One member of the committee is nominated as ombudsperson, one as coordinator of mobility programmes and one as advisor on research ethics. The speaker and the steering committee are supported by the coordinator of the ViDSS.

Sophie Lecheler

Director of Studies and Speaker of the ViDSS

Steering committee member (research field: communication)

Roswitha Breckner

Steering committee member (research field: sociology)

Ombudsperson

Sarah Davies

Steering committee member (research field: science and technology studies)

Wolfgang Lutz

Steering committee member (research field: demography)

Martin Nagl-Cupal

Steering committee member (research field: nursing science)

Advisor on research ethics

Birgit Sauer

Deputy Director of Studies and Deputy Speaker of the ViDSS

Steering committee member (research field: political science)

Ombudsperson

Cornelia Staritz

Deputy Director of Studies and Deputy Speaker of the ViDSS

Steering committee member (research field: development studies)

Tatjana Thelen

Steering committee member (research field: social and cultural anthropology)

Markus Wagner

Deputy Director of Studies and Deputy Speaker of the ViDSS

Steering committee member (research field: political science)

Coordinator of mobility programmes

Tatjana Boczy

Steering committee member (student representative)

Catherine Raya Polishchuk

Steering committee member (student representative)