Dr. Astrid Biele Mefebue
Dr. Astrid Biele Mefebue served as acting professor for the Sociology of Diversity from April 2017 to March 2022. As a founding member of the Institute, she was a research associate at the Institute from 2013 to 2017.
Astrid Biele Mefebue is a social scientist. She wrote her doctoral thesis at the Göttingen Sociological Research Institute (SOFI) on "The social construction of the implied employment contract: development and socioeconomic conditions". Before starting work at the chair of Professor Andrea D. Bührmann she was employed in the project "Women in top management teams", funded by the German Federal Ministry for Family Affairs, Senior Citizens, Women and Youth.
Since 2011 Astrid Biele Mefebue's research, analysis and teaching has focused on how diversity, equality and difference are experienced and dealt with in organisations. In this work she makes use of quantitative and qualitative data.
Her research interests include:
- Sociology of work and organizational sociology
- Diversity and social inequality
- Diversity in organizations
- Life concepts