Moritz Sommer M.Sc.

moritz.kleiner

Freie Universität Berlin

Department of Political and Social Science / Institute of Sociology

Sociology of European Societies

Field of Activity

Research Associate in the project "GGCRISI"

Address Garystrasse 55
Room 311
14195 Berlin
Email sommer.moritz@fu-berlin.de
Homepage www.ggcrisi.info/

Moritz Sommer (M.Sc. in Political Sociology, LSE; M.A. in Research Training, HU Berlin) works as a research assistant in the Greek-German project GGCRISI. His main research interests include (European) political sociology and social movement studies.

Education

Since 08.2015

Doctoral Studies: Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of Sociology

Working title: The Politicization of Eurozone Crisis Politics between North and South – Perspectives from the Public Attribution of Responsibility in Newspaper Reporting in Germany, Greece and Spain from 2009 to 2015

First Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Jochen Roose, Freie Universität Berlin

Funding since 07.2016: Doctoral Scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation

2012 – 2016

M.A. Research Training Program: Humboldt Universität zu Berlin

2011 – 2012

M.Sc. Political Sociology: London School of Economics and Political Science

02.2009 – 07.2009

Term Abroad: Istanbul Kültür-University

2007 – 2011            

B.A. Public Administration, Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster / B.Sc. European Studies, University of Twente

Scientific Work Experiences

Since 07.2016

Scientific Coordinator: Institute for Protest- and Social Movement Research

Since 02.2014

Research Associate: Greek-German research project GGCRISI (The Greeks, the Germans and the Crisis), Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin

07.2013 – 02.2014

Student Assistant: PD Dr. Paula Diehl, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin, Chair in political theory, research unit: Democratic Symbolism

05.2013 – 02.2014

Student Assistant: Prof. Dr. Jochen Roose, Freie Universität Berlin, Institute of sociology, research unit: Sociology of European Societies

12.2012 – 04.2013

Student Assistant: Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies

Research Projects

 2016 – 2017

‚Pharmaunternehmen – Werbung und Proteste‘ [Pharmaceutical industries – between advertisement and protest]

Cross-sectional project within the program for the promotion of young researchers at Freie Universität Berlin. Partner: Dr. Viorela Dan, Institute for Media and Communication Studies 

 2016

‚Großdemonstrationen in den Medien‘ [Large scale demonstrations in media reporting]

Institute for protest and social movement studies, Project Website

 2014 – 2016

‚The Greeks, the Germans and the Crisis (GGCRISI)’

Bilateral research project: Institute for Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin, and Institute for Sociology at University of Crete, Project Website

 Since  2015

Demonstration Surveys

Institute for protest and social movement studies, Project Website

Professional Services and Memberships

  • Spokesperson of scholarship-holders of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation 
  • Research Affiliate: Berlin Graduate School for Transnational Studies (BTS)
  • Member of the editorial board: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen (FJSB) / www.forschungsjournal.de
  • Associated Researcher: Institute for protest and social movement studies, www.protestinstitut.eu
  • Initiative “Für gute Arbeit in der Wissenschaft“ 
  • Memberships (i.a): German Sociological Association (DGS)m sections Political Sociology and Sociology of Europe

Scholarships

Since 07.2016

Doctoral Studies Scholarship: Friedrich Ebert Foundation

2009 – 2013

Graduate Studies Scholarship: Friedrich Ebert Foundation

Publications

Edited Volumes

2016

Roose, Jochen; Scholl, Franziska and Sommer, Moritz (Eds). Aufbruch am Abgrund? Europas Bewegungslandschaft in der Eurozonenkrise [New departures on the edge? - Social movements in the Eurozone Crisis].Special issue of the Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen. I/2016.

Journal Articles

2016

Roose, Jochen; Scholl, Franziska and Sommer, Moritz (2016): Schuldenkrise und Schuldfrage. Verantwortungszuschreibungen zwischen Deutschland und Griechenland in der Eurozonen Krise [Debt crisis and questions of guilt. Attributions of responsibility between Germany and Greece in the Eurozone Crisis.] In: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, Vol. 29, 1, Pp. 39 – 50.

Articles in Edited Volumes

2016 (forthcoming)

Roose, Jochen; Scholl, Franziska; Sommer, Moritz; Kousis, Maria and Kanellopoulos, Kostas (2016): Debating Responsibility on the Eurozone Crisis in Traditional Media: Newspaper Reporting in Greece and Germany under a Social Media Lense. In: Michailidou, Asimina and Barisione, Mauro (Eds.): Social Media and European Politics. Rethinking Power and Legitimacy in the Digital Era. London: Pelgrave Macmillan.

2015

Sommer, Moritz; Roose, Jochen; Scholl, Franziska and Papanikolopoulos, Dimitris (2015): Party Conflict in the Eurozone Crisis. In: Krieger, Tim; Neumärker, Bernhard and Panke, Diana (Eds.): The Eurozone Crisis – the Conflict-Theoretical Perspective. Baden-Baden: Nomos. Pp. 87 – 110.

2013

Ullrich, Peter and Sommer, Moritz: Rassismus in der deutschen Linken [Racism in the German Leftist movement]. In: Ullrich, Peter (2013): Deutsche, Linke und der Nahostkonflikt Politik im Antisemitismus- und Erinnerungsdiskurs. [Germans, Leftists, and the Middle East Conflict. Politics and discourses of national memory and anti-semitism]. Wallstein. Pp. 91 – 112.

Other Publications

2016

PEGIDA: Entwicklung, Zusammensetzung und Deutung einer Empörungsbewegung (Book Review). In: German Politics, Vol. 4.2016. DOI: 10.1080/09644008.2016.1238167

2016

Daphi, Priska; Haunss, Sebastian; Sommer, Moritz; Stuppert, Wolfgang; Teune, Simon und Zajak, Sabrina (2016). Größtenteils links und protesterfahren – Befragung der Teilnehmenden der TTIP-Demonstration in Berlin [Mainly left-oriented and protest-experienced. Surveying Anti-TTIP-Demonstrators in Berlin]. In: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, Vol. 29, 1, Pp. 123 – 128.

2015

Daphi, Priska; Haunss, Sebastian; Sommer, Moritz; Stuppert, Wolfgang; Teune, Simon and Zajak, Sabrina (2015). Für Demokratie und gegen die Macht der Konzerne. Motive und Merkmale der Teilnehmenden der Demonstration „TTIP & CETA stoppen. Für einen gerechten Welthandel!“ am 10. Oktober in Berlin. [For Democracy and against commercial power. Motives and characteristics of participants of the Anti-TTIP/CETA demonstration in Berlin. IPB-Discussion Paper.

2015

Daphi, Priska; Kocyba, Piotr; Neuber, Michael; Roose, Jochen; Rucht, Dieter; Scholl, Franziska; Sommer, Moritz; Stuppert, Wolfgang and Zajak, Sabrina (2015). Protestforschung am Limit. Eine soziologische Annäherung an Pegida. [Protest research at the limit. A sociological approach to ‚Pegida‘]. IPB-Discussion Paper.

2015

Amelung, Nina; Edinger, Eva-Christina; Keil, Maria; Rogge, Jan-Christoph; Sommer, Moritz; Ullrich, Peter and Weber, Tina (2015): Die Fachgesellschaften politisieren und mobilisieren! [Politicizing and mobilizing the scientific societies]. In: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 3, pp. 100 – 105.

2014

Sommer, Moritz: European Crisis Discourses – the Case of Germany (2014). In: Murray-Leach, Tamsin: Crisis Discourses in Europe. Media EU-phemisms and Alternative Narratives. Background Paper for the Research Project The Subterranean Politics in Europe, Civil Society and Human Security Research Unit, London School of Economics and Political Science. Pp. 11 – 15.

2014

Roose, Jochen, Sommer, Moritz and Scholl, Franziska (2014): Die Griechen, die Deutschen und die Krise (GGCRISI). Projektvorstellung. [The Greeks, the Germans, and the Crisis (GGCRISI). Project presentation]. In: Forschungsjournal Soziale Bewegungen, 1, pp. 96 – 100.

Conference Papers and Presentations

09.2016

Chair Panel and Discussant of the section “Southern Europe and the EU – A Relationship under Stress“ at the UACES 46th Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London.

09.2016

The Differentiated Politicization of Eurozone Crisis Policies.” Paper presented in the section “Southern Europe and the EU – A Relationship under Stress“ at the UACES 46th Annual Conference, Queen Mary University of London. 

04.2016

"The Politicization of Eurozone Crisis Policies in Greece and Germany – Insights from the Public Attribution of Responsibility Between 2009 and 2014”. Paperpresented at the 23rd International Conference of Europeanists’ of the Council for European Studies, Philadelphia, PA (Moritz Sommer).

10.2015

Narrative dimensions of stability and solidarity in the Euro Crisis”. Paper presented in the Workshop “A narrative turn in EU studies?“ at the College of Europe, Bruges (Kostas Kanellopoulos, Angelos Loukakis, Moritz Sommer).

10.2015

Wenn die Sozialpolitik an ihr Ende kommt. Verantwortungszuschreibung in der Eurozonenkrise“. [At the End of Social Policy. Attributions of responsibility in the Eurozone Crisis]. Presentation at the Conference “Zwischen De- und Re-Nationalisierung. Soziale Sicherung in Zeiten europäischer Krisen“ [Between De-Nationalization and Re-Nationalization. Social Welfare in Times of European Crises] of the sections Social Policy and Sociology of Europe of the German Sociological Association (DGS), Flensburg (Jochen Roose, Franziska Scholl, Moritz Sommer).

07.2015

In the Eye of the Storm. European Commission and ECB in the ‘Battle’ of Attributing Responsibility in the Eurozone Crisis”. Paper presented in the section: “The Public Attribution of Responsibility in Politics: Structures of Public Sense Making” at the International Conference of Europeanists, Council for European Studies, Paris (Jochen Roose, Moritz Sommer, Franziska Scholl).

03.2015

Blame Shifting and Credit Claiming – Comparing Strategies of Communicative Self-Legitimation in the Eurozone Crisis Debate”. Paper presented in the section: “The Quest for Legitimacy in World Politics – International Organizations’ Self-Legitimations” at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2015, Warsaw (Moritz Sommer, Jochen Roose).

03.2015

Comparing Greek and German Interest Groups in the Eurozone Crisis through Discursive Actor Attribution Analysis”. Paper presented in the section “Conceptualising and Comparing Interest Groups and Interest Group Systems“ at the ECPR Joint Sessions of Workshops 2015, Warsaw (Maria Kousis, Jochen Roose, Franziska Scholl, Marina Papadaki, Moritz Sommer, Kostas Kanellopoulos).

11.2014

Crisis framing and the attribution of responsibility. A Discursive Actor Attribution Analysis of the Eurozone crisis in Greek and German newspapers”. Paper presented in the section: “The European Socio-cultural Space and the New Global Order” at the Midterm Conference of the European Political Sociology Research Network of ESA, Copenhagen (Moritz Sommer, Jochen Roose, Kostas Kanellopoulos, Maria Kousis, Franziska Scholl).

10.2014

Verantwortungszuschreibungen in der Eurozonen-Krise. Erste Ergebnisse einer Discursive Actor Attribution Analysis von deutschen und griechischen Zeitungen” [Attribution of responsibility in the Eurozone crisis. First results from a discursive actor attribution analysis of German and Greek newspapers]. Paper presented in the section: Aktuelle Forschung zur Politischen Soziologie [Current research in Political Sociology] at the Conference of the German Sociological Association (DGS), Trier (Franziska Scholl, Jochen Roose, Moritz Sommer).

10.2014

Attributing the Crisis. A Greek-German comparison”. Paper presented at the interdisciplinary workshop “Europe‘s Crisis: The Conflict-theoretic Perspective”, Freiburg (Moritz Sommer, Jochen Roose).

09.2014

Attributing Responsibility in the Debate on the Eurozone Crisis: Nationally confined or Europeanized?“. Paper presented at the ESA Interim Conference of the Disasters, Conflicts and Social Crises Research Network, Rethymno (Franziska Scholl, Moritz Sommer, Maria Kousis, Maria Kousis, Marina Papadaki, Kostas Kanellopoulos, Dimitris Papanikolopoulos).

09.2014

Discursive Actor Attribution Analysis: A Tool to Analyze How People Make Sense of the Crisis”, Paper presented in the section: “Citizens’ Resilience in Times of Crisis“ at the ECPR General Conference, Glasgow (Jochen Roose, Maria Kousis, Moritz Sommer).

09.2014

Assessing legitimacy in the Southern Eurozone crisis through Discursive Actor Attribution Analysis of media reports, 2009-2013”. Paper presented in the sectionDemocracy Under Stress in Southern Europe” at the ECPR-General Conference, Glasgow (Moritz Sommer, Jochen Roose, Franziska Scholl, Maria Kousis, Kostas Kanellopoulos).

11.2013

 “German Crisis Discourses”, Presentation at the OSIFE-Workshop “The Crisis Discourse Across Europe: Absent but Everywhere”, OSIFE, Barcelona (Moritz Sommer).

09.2013

The Discursive Management of Dissent”. Paper presented at the ECPR-Summer School on Methods for the Study of Political Participation and Mobilization, European University Institute, Florence (Moritz Sommer).

09.2012

“Re-reading the Riots”. Paper presented at the 7th International Conference of the Centre for Applied Philosophy, Politics and Ethics, Brighton (Moritz Sommer).

2015/2016
(Winter Term)

“Protesting the Crisis“. Master-Course. Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin. Together with Jochen Roose. (In English).

2014/2015
(Winter Term)

“The Political Sociology of Europe in Crisis“. Master-Course. Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin. (In English).

2014

Crisis Protests in the Eurozone”. Presentation at the Summer School “Social Movements in Global Perspectives: Past, Present and Future”. Ruhr Universität Bochum. (In English).