Логотип CGES

Chiara Pierobon

Associate researcher of the Centre for German and European Studies

Junior professor, faculty of Sociology, Magdeburg University



Research areas:

  • Music
  • Youth organizations
  • Identity
Foreign languages:
  • Italian
  • English
  • German
  • Russian
  • 11/08-07/12 PhD in Sociology at Bielefeld University, Germany + PhD in Sociology and Social Research at Trento University, Italy; PhD thesis: „Music and youth political organizations in contemporary Russia: the national identity issue”
  • 03/06-02/09 Master of Arts (M.A.) in „European Institutions and Regional Governance“ at Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany (Grade: Sehr gut, 1,49) + „Laurea Specialistica“ in Sociology and Social Research at Trento University, Italy (Grade: 110 cum laude); Master’s Thesis: „Citizenship policies in Germany and Italy: the naturalization process“
  • 09/02-05/06 Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Sociology at Catholic University Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, Germany (Grade: Sehr gut, 1,3) + „Laurea Triennale” in Sociology at Trento (Grade: 110/110); Bachelor’s Thesis: „Die Rolle der Musik für den Rechtsextremismus in Deutschland“ (The role of music in the German Right-wing extremism)
International exchange experiences:
  • 08/10-11/10 Visiting Fellow at St. Petersburg State University, Russia / Centre for German and European Studies (CGES)
  • 08/09-12/09 Visiting Scholar at University of California - Berkeley, US / Department of Sociology - Graduate Program in Soviet and Post-Soviet Studies
  • 09/07-06/08 Visiting Student at University of California - San Diego, US / Department of Sociology - Center for Comparative Migration Studies
Teaching experiences:
  • 03/13  St. Petersburg State University, CGES, Methodological Seminar: “Comparative Methodologies, Operationalizations and Specifics of European Studies Research”
  • 10/12 – 02/13  Bielefeld University, Department of Language and Literature, BA Course “Music and National Identity”
  • 04/12 – 07/12  Bielefeld University, Department of Sociology, BA Course “Music and Politics: between State Propaganda and Protest”
  • 09/10 – 11/10  School of Economics, Saint Petersburg, BA Course “Political Sociology”
External funding and fellowships:
  • 11/11-07/12 DAAD Scholarship for the completion of the doctoral thesis
  • 08/09-09/12 Exchange Scholarship, International Visitors and Exchange Office (IVEO), UC Berkeley
  • 11/08-10/11 PhD Scholarship, Graduate School in Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento, Italy
  • 09/07-08/06 Exchange Scholarship, Education Abroad program (EAP), UC San Diego