Prof. Dr. Stefan LiebigFields of knowledge: Sociology, Ethics
On the basis of population surveys and experiments, Prof. Liebig examines why justice is considered important in human coexistence, why people develop certain ideas about justice, and what individual and social consequences result from people feeling treated unfairly.
Born 1962 in Coburg, studied Protestant Theology (Dipl. Theol.) and Sociology (M.A.) at the University of Heidelberg. Doctorate at the Humboldt University in Berlin in 1997 and habilitation (sociology) at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich. After professorships at the Universities of Trier (Methods of Empirical Social Research) and Duisburg-Essen (Empirical Social Structure Analysis), Professor of Social Inequality and Social Structure Analysis at the Faculty of Sociology of the University of Bielefeld since 2008. Since 2007 also research professor at the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) Berlin.