Portrait Sebastian Fehrler

Prof. Dr. Sebastian Fehrler

Faculty 08 – Social Sciences

Since September, Sebastian Fehrler has been a professor for the field of economy of social politics at SOCIUM. The research and teaching of his working groups focuses on two areas. On the one hand, collective decision-making processes are modelled using game theory and the theoretical predictions are assessed by means of controlled laboratory experiments. On the other hand, the group develops concrete social-policy interventions in the Global South – currently for Bangladesh and Colombia – and evaluates their effectiveness using randomized field experiments. Sebastian Fehrler studied at the Freie Universität Berlin, the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, and the University of Nottingham. He completed his PhD at the University of Zurich. His last position was as an assistant professor at the University of Konstanz.

Portrait Alisha Heinemann

Prof. Dr. Alisha M.B. Heinemann

Faculty 12 – Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Since June, Alisha M.B. Heinemann has consolidated her appointed professorship in pedagogy with a focus of educational paths and diversity. She studied pedagogy with an adult education orientation at the University of Bremen and then went on to complete her PhD on the topic of adult education in a society of migration at the University of Hamburg. As a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Vienna, she expanded her expertise on the field of German as a second/further language and the handling of multilingualism in school lessons. At Bielefeld University, she then took on an interim professorship. Alisha M.B. Heinemann’s work focuses on educational processes in a migration society formed by social, cultural, gender-based, and linguistic heterogeneity. Learning spaces, interfaces between educational institutions, and transfers from schools to vocational training and careers that are influenced by heterogeneity form the core of her teaching and research.

Portrait Andreas Rademacher

Prof. Dr. Andreas Rademacher

Faculty 03 – Mathematics/Computer Science

Since April, Andreas Rademacher has held the position of professor of mathematical modelling and head of the Modelling and Scientific Computing Working Group at the Center for Industrial Mathematics (ZeTeM), University of Bremen. Rademacher studied mathematics at the University of Dortmund. His diploma thesis received one of the main prizes at the German Mathematical Society’s Student Conference in 2005. He completed his PhD at the TU Dortmund and habilitated there in 2016. His research concentrates on adaptive finite element methods for non-smooth problems, as sometimes occur in the modelling of deephole-drilling processes. Within interdisciplinary cooperations, the developed methods are applied to the simulation and optimal controlling of comparable technical production processes.

Portrait Wiebke Schulz

Prof. Dr. Wiebke Schulz

Faculty 08 – Social Sciences

Wiebke Schulz has been assistant professor of sociology of inequality and social structure analysis since March. She studied sociology in Bremen, Liverpool, and Utrecht. In 2013, she completed her PhD on the Careers of Men and Women in the 19th and 20th Centuries at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology, Utrecht University. Schulz has been a visiting scholar at the Center for Demography and Ecology (CDE), University of Wisconsin-Madison, a fellow at the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZIF) at Bielefeld University, as well as an academic councilor at Bielefeld University. Within her research, she works on the life chances of men and women, especially in relation to inequality in education, income, and careers.


Portrait Lars Hornuf

Prof. Dr. Lars Hornuf

Faculty 07 – Business Studies & Economics

Since February, Professor Lars Hornuf has held the professorship for business administration, in particular financial services and financial technology at the Faculty of Business Studies & Economics. After completing his degree in political economy at the University of Essex, Hornuf carried out research at Ifo Institute for Economic Research and the University of Munich, where he completed a PhD in economics. Visiting scholar stays at UC Berkeley, Stanford University, Duke University, House of Finance of the Goethe-University Frankfurt, and Georgetown University followed. In 2014, he was named assistant professor for economic analysis of law at the University of Trier. Since 2017, he has held a temporary professorship at the University of Bremen. He is currently an affiliated research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for Innovation and Competition, as well as an affiliate member of the CESifo Research Network. His work focusses on start-up and company financing, economic analysis of law, and experimental economic research.

Portrait Prof. Dr. Natascha Korff

Prof. Dr. Natascha Korff

Faculty 12 – Pedagogy and Educational Sciences

Since January, Natascha Korff has been a professor of inclusive education with a focus on didactics within the Faculty of Pedagogy and Educational Sciences. After her studies in teacher education and inclusive education and her PhD in inclusive education at the University of Bremen, Korff went on to spend time in Oldenburg, Hanover, and Paderborn until she returned to Bremen in 2016 as a junior professor. In her research, she focuses on developing inclusive teaching with a high standard in subject-specific didactics. She also works on the professionalization within teacher education as well as investigating school development processes as part of accompanying research on three school associations in Bremerhaven. At the University of Bremen, she has established the interdisciplinary accompaniment of students studying inclusive education in their practical semester and is also creating a subject-related partnership with the University of Namibia together with Professor Frank J. Müller. Said partnership will be supported by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD).

Portrait Simon Lewis

Prof. Dr. Simon Lewis

Faculty 08 – Social Sciences

Simon Lewis took on the role of assistant professor of the cultural history of East and East-Central Europe at the Institute of European Studies, University of Bremen. He previously studied at the University of Oxford and the Polish Academy of Sciences, before completing his PhD at the University of Cambridge in 2014. He subsequently worked as a postdoctoral fellow at the universities in Oxford, Warsaw, and the Freie Universität Berlin. In 2018, he received a research scholarship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) within the Module Temporary Positions for Principal Investigators for a project at the Institut für Slavistik, University of Potsdam. His research interests include memory studies, postcolonialism, and comparative literature with a focus on the written and visual cultures of Belarus, Poland, Russia, and the Ukraine.