Chair of Sociology and Empirical Social Research
Martin Abraham (born in 1964) studied social sciences at Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (FAU), where he also earned his doctoral degree. He then worked as a research fellow at the University of Leipzig and completed his habilitation in sociology there. After a visiting professorship at LMU Munich, he accepted a full professorship in sociology and empirical social research at the University of Bern, Switzerland, in 2005. He also completed research and teaching stays at the University of Arizona, Tucson, USA, and the University of Utrecht, Netherlands. Professor Abraham has been Chair of Sociology and Empirical Social Research at FAU since 2007.
His research focuses on the labor market and organizational sociology, and involves elements of both sociology and economics. His research priorities include careers, regional mobility, how reputations form, how the supplier-client relationship is socially and institutionally ingrained, and balancing family life and work.