WESTHEUSER Linus Albert
Linus Albert WESTHEUSER
Allievo Perfezionando
Scienza politica e sociologia

YEAR OF ENROLLMENT

2016, XXXII Cycle

SHORT BIO

Linus is interested in sociocultural and moral aspects of cleavage change. His PhD research examines symbolic boundary making among young technical 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 a member of the Center of Social Movement Studies (COSMOS) and the Berlin Institute for Protest and Movement Studies (IPB). 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