Institution: TU Dortmund

Martina Brandt

Martina Brandt is a Professor for Social Structure and Ageing Societies and the Head of the Master program on “Ageing Societies” at TU Dortmund. Her research in the fields of life course and ageing covers family, health and labour across the life course, intergenerational support and social networks, social inequality and social policy in Europe.

(Last updated June 2020)

Alina Schmitz

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Alina Schmitz is a Post-Doc and serves as a Chair of Social Structure and Sociology of Aging Societies at the TU Dortmund. She studied rehabilitation science at the University of Cologne with a focus on gerontology, health services research and methods of empirical social science. She graduated in 2016 (M.A.). She has been working as a research associate at TU Dortmund since 2020.

Her research interests are related to health sociology, population ageing and the interrelations of social policy and inequalities in health.

(Last updated June 2020)

Claudius Garten

Claudius Garten works as a Research Associate at the chair for Social Structure & Sociology of Ageing Societies at TU Dortmund since March 2020. He received a M.A. in Social Science in the study programme for Methods of Social Research at Ruhr University Bochum. His research interests are social inequality, economic sociology and quantitative methods of social research.

(Last updated October 2022)