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Department of Social Sciences

Welcome to the website for the
professorship "Environmental sociology"


Yunus Emre Özer visiting Dortmund

Guest lecturer from Turkey visits research area

Marcel Sebastian, Yunus Emre Özer, Bernd Sommer, Sarah von Querfurth, Kerrin Langer and Jule Wilberg (from left) standing on campus

Welcome, Kerrin Langer!

Kerrin Langer supports the team and research

Kerrin Langer vor unscharfem Hintergrund, wie sie in die Kamera lacht.

Research Forum

Environmental Sociology & Transformation in the Summer Semester 2024

Program Poster of the research forum

Research Department contributes to SRU Discussion Paper

Jonas Lage and Bernd Sommer involved in the development of an SRU discussion paper on 'Sufficiency'

Cover of the SRU discussion paper

Dortmund's Environmental Sociology strengthens the Journal "Soziologie und Nachhaltigkeit (SuN)"

Bernd Sommer as new co-editor, Marcel Sebastian as new member of the editorial team

Logo der Zeitschrift "Soziologie und Nachhaltigkeit"

New Research Project "Greening Military?"

VW Foundation funds research project on the tension between defense and climate protection

Vier Militärflugzeuge fliegen Kunstflüge und hinterlassen sichtbare Emissionen

New study on ChatGPT's climate narrative

New article by Bernd Sommer and Sarah von Querfurth on ChatGPT and climate change

ChatGPT Logo

CfP "Classification of Animals"

Panel at the DGS Conference Osnabrück, 23-25.09.2024

Screenshot of the Call for Papers for the panel

Marcel Sebastian in the KURT-Podcast "Voices of TU"

... talking about working at TU Dortmund University, human-animal relationships and the socio-ecological crises

Teaserbild des Podcasts "Voices of TU" mit Marcel Sebastian

Marcel Sebastian at "Hamburger Horizonte"

Dr. Marcel Sebastian in a discussion with Katrin Böhning-Gaese and Hans Leo Bader about species extinction, the rights of nature and the complicated…

Marcel Sebastian, Katrin Böhning-Gaese and Hans Leo Bader in conversation with host Stephanie Rohde

Fourth Forum on sustainable Consumption

Right-wing populism in the context of the green transition (24.01.24, digital)

Bild eines Laptops während einer online Konferenz

Welcome, Marcel Sebastian!


Marcel Sebastian sitzt in einem Büro auf einem Drehstuhl und schaut in die Kamera

Welcome, Sarah von Querfurth!


[Translate to English:]

Welcome, Stefanie Torney!


Portrait von Stefanie Torney vor grünem Schilf

Bernd Sommer takes up new professorship

Environmental sociology with a focus on transformation studies

Prof. Dr. Bernd Sommer im Portrait auf einem Balkon