Prof. Dr. Irena Kogan is holder of the Professorship of Sociology, Societal Comparisons, at the University of Mannheim, since October 2009. Since 2013, she is Secretary-Treasurer of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), the largest association of sociological research institutes in Europe. Additionally, she is a member of the European Academy of Sociology and co-editor of the sociological journal European Sociological Review.
The research interests of Prof. Dr. Kogan lie in the fields of social inequality, migration sociology, and sociology of the labour market. Her research is mainly comparative and based on modern methods of quantitative social research and data analysis.
Currently, Prof. Dr. Kogan is co-director of the German part of the project “Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries” (CILS4EU) and of a project on migrants’ life satisfaction in Europe.
|Since 10/09||Professor of Sociology, Societal Comparisons, University of Mannheim|
|10/07-09/09||Professor of Sociology, Social Structure Analysis, University of Bamberg|
|10/07-09/09||External fellow at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES)|
|04/06-09/07||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)|