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Martin Petzke received his M.A. in sociology, psychology, and computer science from the University of Trier, Germany. In January 2012, he earned his doctorate in sociology from the University of Bielefeld, Germany. From 2006-2007, he was part of the research team "Group-Focused Enmity," a longitudinal study on prejudice in Germany at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence at the University of Bielefeld. From 2007-2010, he held a scholarship from the German Research Foundation as a member of the research group "World Society" at the University of Bielefeld. In October 2010, he joined the Department of Sociology at the University of Lucerne, Switzerland. He was a visiting scholar at the Department of Government, Essex University, UK; the Department of Sociology, Boston University; the Ralph Bunche Institute for International Studies, Graduate Center, CUNY; and the Department of Sociology, Columbia University.
Martin Petzke’s research investigates the ways in which social-scientific expertise, statistics, and numerical indicators shape, intervene in, and transform fields of specialized practice. He has studied the role of religious statistics in the emergence and perpetuation of global evangelical missions since the nineteenth century and how such quantitative perspectives have had an impact on other religions encountered in the mission field. His current book project analyzes how the measurement of immigrant integration in statistical “integration monitoring reports” is affecting the work of integration offices in Germany.







  • Soziologische Theorie
  • Religionssoziologie
  • Weltgesellschaftsforschung
  • Historische Soziologie
  • Soziologie der Quantifizierung

  • Migrationssoziologie und Integrationsforschung



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