YEAR OF ENROLLMENT
2016, XXXII Cycle
Linus is interested in sociocultural and moral aspects of cleavage change. His PhD research examines symbolic boundary making among young manual workers and sociocultural professionals, exploring themes of precarity, moral economy, deservingness and belonging.
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 dealt with anti-refugee mobilization in Eastern Germany using political claims analysis. His BA thesis traced the concept of homologies in French structuralism.
He is an associate researcher at the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity in Potsdam, and a member of the Center for Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) in Florence. His PhD thesis is supervised by Donatella della Porta and Jürgen Mackert.
RESEARCH INTERESTS/TOPIC OF PHD PROJECT
Boundary making, morality, sociocultural identities, class formation, sociology of masculinities