Since 2015 Steffen Mau is Professor of Macrosociology at Humboldt University of Berlin. Previously, he was Professor of Political Sociology at the University of Bremen for eleven years.
He studied at Freie Universität Berlin and received his PhD from the European University Institute in Florence. He was the founding dean and speaker of the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), a joint graduate school of the University of Bremen and Jacobs University, funded by the Excellence Initiative. He is a member of numerous committees, including the German Council of Experts on Migration and Integration (SVR), the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW), and Academia Europaea.
His research interests include social inequality, socio-structural change, Europeanization, migration and borders. Among others, he is the author of the books “Sorting Machines. The Reinvention of the Border in the 21st Century” (C.H. Beck 2021), “Lütten Klein. Leben in der ostdeutschen Transformationsgesellschaft” (Suhrkamp 2019), “Das metrische Wir. On the Quantification of the Social” (Suhrkamp 2017).