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Research Interests

  • Social network research, ego-centered networks, qualitative structural analysis, relational theories
  • organization studies, translocal working arrangments, theories of organizing/ organization
  • transnationalism, transnational social formations, social support, mobility
  • Constrains in/as relations, conflicts in social networks
  • quantitative and qualitative research methods, mixed methods, online research, multilevel regression analysis



  • Phd scholarship of the research training group on “Transnational Social Support”, founded by the German Research Foundation (6/2008-5/2011)
  • Higher education: sociology and educational science in Munich (G), Edinburgh (Scotland) and Maastricht (NL) from 2002 to 2008.


  • RNNR (research network network research) – a network to discuss network stuff (more information here)
  • PhD-Fellow of Research Training Group “Transnational Social Support”
  • German Sociological Association (GSA)/ Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie  (DGS)
  • INSNA (International Network on Social Network Analysis)


Andreas Herz
University of Hildesheim

Institute of Social Work and Organization Studies
Marienburger Platz 22
31141 Hildesheim, Germany

Tel: + 49 (0) 5121 883-11742