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Dr. Tim Sawert

tim-sawert

Institute of Sociology

Research Associate and Lecturer

Macrosociology

Address
Garystr. 55
Room 316
14195 Berlin

Short Biography

Scientific career

  • since 10/2018: Research associate (postdoc) and lecturer at the Chair of Macrosociology (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards), Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin
  • 09/2017 - 09/2018: Research associate (postdoc) and lecturer at the Chair of Macrosociology (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards), Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin (Maternity leave replacement Dr. Sophia Schubert)
  • since 12/2016: Project management of the DFG-funded project "The choice of Latin and Ancient Greek as a foreign language: a distinction strategy of the upper social class" (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards, Freie Universität Berlin and Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler, University of Potsdam)
  • 10/2013 – 11/2016: Research associate and lecturer at the Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research, Institute of Sociology, Universität Potsdam (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler)
  • 10/2010 – 08/2013: Research assistant at the German Socio-Economic Panel (SOEP) at the the German Institute for Economic Research (DIW) (Dr. Ingrid Tucci, Prof. Dr. Carsten Keller, Prof. Dr. Olaf Groh-Samberg)
  • 09/2009 – 09/2010: Student assistant at the Chair for statistics and social science methodology (Prof. Dr. Josef Brüderl), Institute of Sociology, Universität Mannheim
  • 09/2009 – 02/2010: Student assistant at the Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research (Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob), Institute of Sociology, Universität Mannheim
  • 09/2008 – 01/2009: Research assistant at the Chair of Sociology and epistemology (Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esser), Institute of Sociology, Universität Mannheim.

Education

  • /2016: Ph.D (Dr. rer. pol.) University of Potsdam, Dissertation Thesis: Latin and Ancient Greek as foreign languages in school. Reproducing social privileges through distinction? (Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler und Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards)
  • 10/2010 – 09/2013: Master of Arts in „Sociology: European Societies“, Freie Universität Berlin.
    MA-Thesis: „Latent mechanisms of social hierachization“ (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards und Prof. Dr. Ulrich Kohler)
  • 02/2012 – 09/2012: Research stay, project „The role of racism in the reproduction of educational inequalities in Latin America, Lima, in association with Pontificia Universidad del Peru, Lima (PUCP)
  • 09/2007 – 09/2010: Bachelor of Arts in „Sociology“ (Minor: Political Science), University of Mannheim, BA-Thesis: „The relevance of individual characteristics in university dropout“ (Prof. Dr. Henning Best und Prof. Dr. Thomas Gautschi)
  • 09/2009 – 09/2010: Exchange semester the University of Utrecht (Netherlands), funded by ERASMUS scholarship.
  • 09/2006 – 08/2007: Study of economics, University of Mannheim.

Research Interests

  • Mechanisms in the reproduction of social inequality
  • Lifestyles and social mobility
  • Social structural analysis, especially construction of social boundaries
  • Qualitative and interpretive social research
  • Quantitative and experimental methods of causal anlysis

Publications

  • Sawert, Tim & Julia Tuppat (2020): Social inequality in the digital transformation: Risks and potentials of mobile health technologies for social inequalities in health. SOEPpapers on Multidisciplinary Panel Data Research 1079.
  • Gerhards, Jürgen, Tim Sawert & Julia Tuppat (2020). Reversing the symbolic order of discrimination: results from a field experiment on the discrimination of migrants and transgender people in theatre. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (online first).
  • Gerhards, Jürgen, Tim Sawert & Ulrich Kohler (2020): Des Kaisers alte Kleider. Fiktion und Wirklichkeit des Nutzens von Lateinkenntnissen. SchulVerwaltung Nordrhein-Westfalen. Fachzeitschrift für Schulentwicklung und Schulmanagement 31: 28-29.
  • Sawert, Tim & Gerhards, Jürgen (2019): Do Grandparents Transmit a Highbrow Lifestyle to their Grandchildren? Testing Bourdieu’s Theory of Distrinction. Zeitschrift für Soziologie 48(5-6): 366-377.
  • Gerhards, Jürgen; Sawert, Tim; Kohler, Ulrich (2019): Des Kaisers alte Kleider: Fiktion und Wirklichkeit des Nutzens von Lateinkenntnissen. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie 71(2): 309-326.
  • Sawert, Tim (2019): Understanding the Mechanisms of Ethnic Discrimination: A Field Experiment on Discrimination against Turks, Syrians and Americans in the Berlin Shared Housing Market. Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies. Online First.
  • Sawert, Tim (2018): The Foreign Language Profile at School as a Category of Social Segregation – Historical Development and Present Relevance of the Foreign Language Profile at School as a Dimension of Horizontal Educational Inequality. (Original title: Das schulische Fremdsprachenprofil als soziale Segregationslinie. Historische Entstehung und gegenwärtige Relevanz der schulischen Fremdsprachenwahl als horizontal differenzierende Bildungsentscheidung.) Berliner Journal für Soziologie 3/4.
  • Gerhards, Jürgen & Sawert, Tim (2018): "Deconstructing Diversity": Social Background as the Dark Side of the Diversity Discourse. (Original title: "Deconstructing Diversity": Soziale Herkunft als die vergessene Seite des Diversitätsdiskurses.) Leviathan 46(4): 527-550.
  • Sawert, Tim (2018): Latent Mechanisms of Social Hierarchisation. The Choice of Latin and Ancient Greek as Reproduction Mechanisms of the Educated Class. (Original title: Latente Mechanismen sozialer Hierarchisierung. Die Wahl alter Sprachen als Reproduktionsmechanismus des Bildungsbürgertums.) Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): Field Experimental Data Regarding the Influence of the Choice of Ancient Languages on Job Market Entry Opportunities. (Original title: Feldexperimentelle Daten zum Einfluss der Wahl alter Sprachen auf die beruflichen Einstiegschancen.) GESIS Datorium: Köln.
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): Latin and Ancient Greek as Foreign Languages in School. Reproducing Social Privilege through Distinction? (Original title: Alte Sprachen als schulische Fremdsprachen. Ein Mechanismus zur Reproduktion sozialer Privilegien durch Distinktion?) University of Potsdam: Potsdam.
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): Dead Languages as a Profitable Investment? (Original title: Tote Sprachen als lohnende Investition? Der Einfluss altsprachlicher Bildung auf die Chancen beim Berufseinstieg.) Zeitschrift für Soziologie 45 (5).
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): A ‘Dead Language’ as Profitable Investment? A Quasi-experimental Study on the Influence of Learning Classical Languages at School at Point of Career Entry, RC33 Conference (ISA), University of Leicester. 
  • Sawert, Tim (2011): Studying at the Faculty of Social Sciences of the University of Potsdam. Bachelor Survey 2007 and 2009. Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim.
  • Bachsleitner, Anna; Fuchs, Lucia; Henke, Simon; Sawert, Tim; Langeheine, Malte (2009): „Methodology“, S.45-55 in Heidelberg-Studie 2009: Life and politics in Heidelberg. Writings on urban development. City of Heidelberg.

Presentations

  • Sawert, Tim (2018): Mind the Gap: Gap Years Abroad As a Form of Socio-Structural Differentiation. ISA World Congress, Toronto, 2018.
  • Sawert, Tim & Fuchs, Lucia (2018): Different Forms of Transnational Capital and Their Impact on the Reproduction of Social Inequalites. ISA World Congress, Toronto, 2018.
  • Sawert, Tim (2017): The Role of Language in the Reproduction of Social Inequalities. RC28 Conference (ISA), Columbia University.
  • Sawert, Tim (2017): The Effect of Gender-neutral Language in Job Advertisement on the Ascription of Competence to Male and Female Applicants: An Experiment. RC28 Conference (ISA), University of Cologne.
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): A ‘Dead Language’ as Profitable Investment? A Quasi-experimental study on the Influence of Learning Classical Languages at School at Point of Career Entry, RC33 Conference (ISA), University of Leicester.
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): Latin as foreign language in school – Reproducing social privilege through distinction? The case of Germany, RC28 Conference (ISA), National University of Singapore.
  • Sawert, Tim (2016): Learning Latin and Ancient Greek. A mechanism of social disctinction?, Annual Meeting of the Section “Social Inequality and Social Structure Analysis” of the German Society for Sociology (DGS), Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz.
  • Sawert, Tim (2015): Knowledge in Latin and Ancient Greek as a mechanism of reproduction social inequality. The impact of the foreign language profile at school on career chances., Potsdam Center for Quantitative Research (PCQR), Potsdam.
  • Sawert, Tim (2014): Latent mechanisms of social hierachization. BIEN Jahreskonferenz, DIW Berlin.

Teaching

  • SoSe 2020: Seminar "Introduction to data analysis using Stata" (Master)
  • WiSe 2019/2020: Research seminar "Socio-structural inequalities in the digital age" (Master)
  • SoSe 2019: Seminar "Introduction to data analysis using Stata" und Seminar "Analysing categorical dependent variables using Stata" (Master)
  • WiSe 2018/2019: Research seminar "Social stratification and the intergenerational transmission of privilege" (Master)
  • SoSe 2018: Seminar "Globalization and International Student Mobility", Seminar "Analysing longitudinal data using Stata" (Master)
  • WiSe 2017/2018: Research seminar „Social structural inequalities and the creation of symbolic boundaries“ (Master)
  • WiSe 2016/2017: Introduction to the experimental method - Central studies and their replication (Bachelor)
  • SoSe 2016: Seminar “Choosing the best method for your research question” (Master, mit Lucia Fuchs-Sawert) WiSe 2015/2016 Lecture „Methods of empirical social research“ (Bachelor, with Prof. Ulrich Kohler)
  • SoSe 2015: Lecture „ Multivariate data analysis “ (Bachelor, with Prof. Ulrich Kohler), Seminar „Applied methods of discrimination research“ (Bachelor)
  • WiSe 2014/2015: Lecture „Descriptive and inferential statistical models of social scientific data analysis“ (Bachelor, with Prof. Ulrich Kohler)SoSe 2014: Seminar to the lecture „Design and methods of data collection in qualitative and quantitative social research“ (Bachelor, Dr. Antje Zapf)
  • WiSe 2013/2014: Lecture „Descriptive and inferential statistical models of social scientific data analysis“ (Bachelor, with Prof. Ulrich Kohler)
  • HS 2009/2010: Tutorium to the lecture „Data analysis“ (Bachelor, Prof. Dr. Jacob)
  • HS 2008/2009: Tutorium to the lecture „Basics of Sociology“ (Bachelor, Prof. Dr. Esser)