Prof. Dr. Irena Kogan is a Chair of comparative Sociology at the University of Mannheim since October 2009. She is a member of the European Academy of Sociology.
Prof. Dr. Kogan's research interests lie in the areas of social inequality, migration and labor market sociology. Her research is mainly comparative and relies on the quantitative methods of social research and data analysis.
Prof. Dr. Kogan is currently co-PI for the German part of the project “Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries”. She is also leading an ERC project “Partnership Formation in the Context of Refugee Migration” (PARFORM), as well as the project “Upwardly Mobile Through STEM? STEM Competences, Participation and Returns Among Ethnic Minority Women and Men in Germany” (STEMobile), which is funded by the Fritz Thyssen Foundation. Prof. Kogan is currently involved in an EU Horizon2020 project “Pioneering Policies and Practices Tackling Educational Inequalities in Europe” (PIONEERED).
Since 10/||Professor of Sociology, Societal Comparisons, University of Mannheim|
10/||Professor of Sociology, Social Structure Analysis, University of Bamberg|
10/||External fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)|
04/||Postdoc fellow at the MZES|
|2000–2006||PhD Thesis at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim; Dissertation: “Labour Market Integration of Immigrants in the European Union: The Role of Host Countries’ Institutional Context” (Summa cum laude); Committee: Prof. Dr. Walter Müller, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser|
|1997–2000||MA studies of Sociology and Anthropology, Gershon H. Gordon Department of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University (Israel); Thesis: “Labor Market Attainment of Immigrants from the Former Soviet Union in Israel and Canada” (Magna cum laude); Committee: Prof. Noah Lewin-Epstein, Prof. Moshe Semyonov|
|1996–1997||MA preparatory year at Gershon H. Gordon Department of Social Sciences at Tel Aviv University (Israel)|
|1990–1995||Foreign Language Studies and Pedagogics, Kherson State Pedagogical University (Ukraine); Graduate paper: “Usage of Computer Methods in the Advanced Teaching of Foreign Languages” (with distinction)|