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Department of Sociology

The Crew

The Crew

The sociology of North America as it is represented at the John F. Kennedy Institute consists of two main areas of research and teaching: first, the sociological analysis of social structures and processes in North American societies; second, the theoretical approaches and research programmes originating in North America. Both areas are intertwined: Theoretical approaches and research programmes are often used to describe, explain and analyze social structures and processes in North American societies.


Freie Universität Berlin
John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies
Department of Sociology
Lansstraße 7-9
14195 Berlin

Front Office
Regina Götz (Room 322)
Telephone +49 30 838 52702
Fax +49 30 838 454240


Department Chair
Sebastian Kohl

Office Hours

Front Office (Regina Götz)
The front office can be reached by email or by phone Mon - Fr from 9 a.m. - noon and 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

The office is closed from December 14, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

In accordance with the COVID-19 measures implemented by FU Berlin, office hours are currently suspended; please contact instructors via email.

Prof. Kohl

Prof. Kienscherf

Prof. Nassauer

Prof. Wenzel

Dr. Branko Woischwill