Linus is interested in symbolic boundaries, morality, and the sociocultural aspects of political cleavages. His PhD research examines symbolic boundary making among young manual workers and sociocultural professionals, exploring themes of precarity, moral economy, and deservingness.
Linus has studied Sociology, Political Science and Philosophy at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, King’s College London and the École Normale Supérieure in Cachan. His MA thesis modeled discursive opportunities for anti-refugee mobilization in Eastern Germany. His BA thesis traced the concept of homologies in French structuralism.
He is an associate researcher of the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity at the University of Potsdam, and a member of the Center of Social Movement Studies (COSMOS).
His PhD thesis is supervised by Donatella della Porta and Jürgen Mackert.
Boundary making, sociology of morality, cleavage theory, class formation, doing gender