Since 1 October 2013 Sonja Drobnič is Professor of Sociology in the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Bremen. She is working at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) as part of a professorship in the Excellence Initiative. Sonja Drobnič brings a wealth of study, research and teaching experience from universities in Germany and abroad for her work in Bremen. She has worked for example at the universities of Ljubljana, Stockholm, Syracuse, Cornell, Bremen, Harvard, Erfurt and Hamburg. Most recently, she held a professorship in sociology at the University of Hamburg. She returned to Bremen after twelve years - as a research associate she was already researching in the SFB 186 "Status Passages and Risks in the Curriculum Vitae". Now Sonja Drobnič is mainly interested in doctoral studies at BIGSSS. Her research interests focus on social stratification and mobility in the CV, gender inequalities in the labor market and family division of labor, social capital, new research methods, quality of life and work-life balance.