Julia Gabler

Dr. Julia Gabler

Research Associate

Julia Gabler has been working as a research assistant in the project "Social Structural Change and Responsive Policy Advice in Lusatia" at the IASS since October 2018. The sociologist studied in Cologne, Brussels and Berlin and worked as a journalist (very precariously) the first few years after her studies. She is familiar with the ethnographic research of transformation issues and worked among others in the BMBF joint project: "'Social Capital in the Transformation of European Societies" as well as in the context of her dissertation, an ethnographic study in shrinking industrial cities in East and West Germany on the life-world perspectives of social changes and transformations as well as (re) fractions. Her doctorate was supported by a state scholarship of the Free State of Thuringia in the Research Training Group of the University of Jena "Time Structures of the Social" and by a scholarship of the DFG Kolleg Post-growth Societies at the University of Jena.

Curiosity and "the alienation of one's own culture" (Amann / Hirschauer) leads her back to the field, to the countryside, to the cities, to the pub. There, "where the action is" (Goffman), is Julia Gabler with her interest in knowledge home - in conversation with the people. Since 2015 she lives and works in Görlitz and did some research on the whereabouts of qualified women in Eastern Saxony as well as on creativity potential in rural areas.

  • since 2018 researcher at the IASS "Social Structural Change and Responsive Policy Advice in Lusatia"
  • 2015-2018 Lecturer, research assistant and project manager at the University of Applied Sciences Zittau/Görlitz
  • 2010-2016 as a doctoral student at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena in the Research Training Group "Time Structures of the Social" and at the Kolleg Postwachstumsgesellschaften
  • 2010-2013 Free social scientist u.a. Thünen Institute for Regional Development e.V. Bollewick
  • 2009-2010 research assistant at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research and the Thünen Institute for Regional Development e.V. in the joint project: Social Capital in the transformation of European societies
  • 1999-2007 studied sociology, philosophy and slavic studies in Cologne (undergraduate studies), social sciences (diploma) at HU-Berlin and l'Université libre de Bruxelles
  • Development rural areas/societies
  • social change processes (empirically)
  • Urban and spatial sociology (e.g. middletowns)
  • public sociology

Publications at the IASS

Publications prior to joining the IASS

*Julia Gabler: Plug and Play oder Work and Stay? (Neue) Erwerbs- und Lebensperspektiven für Frauen im ländlichen Raum Ostdeutschlands. In: Preißing, Dagmar (Hrsgin): Frauen in der Arbeitswelt 4.0. Chancen und Risiken für die Erwerbstätigkeit. De Gruyter, Oldenburg 2019. Im Erscheinen. *Julia Gabler, Anita Kottwitz, Raj Kollmorgen: Wer kommt? Wer geht? Wer bleibt? Eine Studie zur Verbesserung der Verbeibchancen qualifizierter Frauen im Landkreis Görlitz, Görlitz 2017 *Julia Gabler: Anwesenheit - Eine Ethnografie in schrumpfenden Industriestädten, (Dissertation) Jena 2016 *Julia Gabler/Andreas Willisch: Vita creativa - Landleben als Quelle neuer Bürgerlichkeit. In: Berger, Peter u.a. (Hg.): Religionshybride - Religionsproduktivität posttraditionaler Gemeinschaften? VS Verlag, Wiesbaden 2013 *Julia Gabler: Überlebensgelassenheit einer Kümmerergesellschaft In: Willisch, Andreas (Hg.): Wittenberge ist überall, Ch. Links Verlag, Berlin 2012