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Sascha Münnich

John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow & Visiting Scholar 2014-2015


Sascha Münnich

Sascha Münnich is an Associate Professor for Comparative Sociology at the Georg August University of Göttingen and has been a Senior Researcher at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, for many years. He completed his Ph.D. at the University of Cologne, focusing on the evolution of German and U.S. labor market policy and how ideas and interests interacted for the emergence of market regulations.

Münnich is a recipient of CES’ John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship. He will continue writing his book on the social legitimacy of profits. The book will take an institutional perspective within the field of sociology and trace back the regulation of financial markets in Germany and the United Kingdom to the financial crisis of the late nineteenth century and the 1930s.

In addition to his academic accolades, Münnich is an accomplished soul and blues singer.

This information was last updated for the 50th anniversary of the John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellowship, September 2017.


  • John F. Kennedy Memorial Fellow 2014-2015, CES, Harvard University
  • Visiting Scholar 2014-2015, CES, Harvard University
  • Junior Professor of Comparative Sociology, Institute for Sociology, University of Göttingen