Hillmert is professor of sociology with specialization in research methods and social stratification at the University of Tuebingen. He received his PhD in sociology from Freie Universität Berlin. Over the last few years, his research has focused on mutual relationships between life-course developments, institutions, and structural changes in society. Associations between education, employment, and social inequality have been of particular interest. In his current project, he studies links between policies of immigration, social integration and education, and the educational situation of migrants in contemporary societies.
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Professor of Sociology, University of Tuebingen
John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2005-2006, CES, Harvard University
Visiting Scholar 2005-2006, CES, Harvard University