Prof. Dr. Robert Schmidt

Process-Oriented Sociology, KU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Robert Schmidt is professor for process-oriented sociology at Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt. After studying sociology and theatre in Erlangen, New York and Berlin, he completed his doctorate at Freie Universität Berlin and his habilitation at Technical University of Darmstadt. From 2000 to 2010 he was a research fellow at the collaborative research centre “Performing Cultures” at Freie Universität Berlin. He held visting professorships at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna (2011), the Technical University of Darmstadt (2011-2012) and was interim professor for sociology and qualitative methods in empirical social research at the Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg (2012-2013). His research focuses on practice theory, process-oriented methodology and ethnography in social science.