max preglau

Max Preglau, PhD

  • Professor of Sociology at University of Innsbruck, Austria
  • Distinguished Austrian Visiting Chair Professor, 2011

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Max Preglau is a professor of Sociology at the Department of Sociology, School of Political Science and Sociology of the University of Innsbruck in Austria. His work focuses on Critical Social Theory and on the comparative Study of Contemporary Societies, Social Inequalities, Welfare Regimes and Social Policies (Austria and EU-Memberstates).

In 2006-07 Preglau was a Joseph Schumpeter Fellow at the Weatherhead Center for International Affairs, Harvard University. Until 1991 he was associate professor, until 1986 assistant professor at the Department of Sociology at the School of Economic and Social Sciences of the University of Innsbruck, Austria. Preglau received his doctoral degree in the Social and Economic Sciences from the Vienna Business School, a post-graduate Diploma in Sociology from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna and his qualification for university teaching (Habilitation) of Sociology from the University of Innsbruck.

Professor Preglau's current research projects include "Comparative Analysis of Social Structures: Austria, Europe and the USA," and "Comparative Analysis of Welfare States and Social Policies: Austria, Europe and the USA."

SOC 252: Current Social Change: Austria, Europe and the US
Term: Winter, 3-5 units
Tue/Thur 3:15 - 5:05 PM, 160-127

SOC 253: Rise, Current Challenges and Transformations of the Welfare State
Term: Spring, 3-5 units
Tue/Thur: 3:15 - 5:05 PM, 160-127