Hello and thanks for stopping by!

I’m currently Co-PI in a project on the effects of parenthood on health behavior located at the University of Cologne, Germany, and Research Affiliate at the ARC Centre of Excellence for Children and Families over the Life Course.

I have attained both an M.A. (sociology, economic and social history/modern history) and a Ph.D. in social sciences (Dr. rer. soc.) at the University of Mannheim, Germany.

My research focuses on the formation and development of social inequality over the life course. I'm particularly interested in the role of specific life events (e.g., childbirth) in this process as well as in social stratification in childhood and its determinants.

I have also taught a variety of substantive and methodological courses.

In my free time, I dabble in table tennis (Q-TTR: 1300) and spend time with my family and friends (often around a board/card game). Other activities that I enjoy include gardening on the balcony, cycling, swimming, hiking, reading, listening to music and watching movies, series and quiz shows.

My CV in PDF format is available here.


Michael Kühhirt
University of Cologne
Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology
Universitätsstraße 24
50939 Cologne

Email: michael.kuehhirt[at]uni-koeln[dot]de
Phone: +49 (0) 221 470 3363