New article on Local Solidarity during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany  with Sebastian Koos in Research on Social Stratification and Mobility


New article on the influence of partnership transitions on  cognitive ageing together with Anja Leist in Journals of Geronotology: Series B - Social Sciences!


I will present some brand-new analyses CES and the RC28 as well as at the Transforming Care  online conferences in June 2021.


I will be organizing the digital Divorce Network Conference 2021 jointly with two wonderful colleagues. Check out the call for abstracts!


New article on spousal influence on retirement timing  (together with Leen Vandecasteele & Susanne Strauß) in Advances in Life Course research


New article on care-employment reconciliation in the second half of life in Europe (together with Tiziana Nazio & Susanne Strauß) open access in Social Policy & Administration




About Me

I received my PhD from the University of Zürich in 2017. In my dissertation, I looked at intergenerational relationships in young adulthood, based on a Swiss longitudinal study (TREE - Transitions from Education to Employment). From 2017 until March 2020, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Sociology at the University of Konstanz, working in a DFG-funded project.


Currently I am holding a Zukunftskolleg Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Konstanz. I am working independently on a number of projects and topics, collaborating locally, nationally and internationally with renowned scholars in my field.

My research interests broadly center around the topics of Ageing and the Life Course, the Reconciliation of Paid Employment and Unpaid Family Work, as well as Social and Gender Inequalities therein. Of course, as a sociologist, I am also interested in how the context moderates these linkages and inequalities. I am particularly interested in how Social Norms and Welfare Policy affect individuals' life course developments and decisions, and thereby contribute to widening or narrowing inequalities. My analytical approach can best be described as theory-driven quantitative research. I mainly use large secondary data, such as SHARE, EU-SILC or GSOEP, but I am also involved in collecting data here at the University of Konstanz. My modelling approach often lies in examining the interactions between Micro and Macro, exploiting variation within individuals over time or between individuals in different contexts, or applying experimental and quasi-experimental designs.

Privately, I enjoy vegan cooking, discovering new music and figuring out seemingly undoable moves at boulder blocks. I am also trying to learn Dutch and trying to keep up with the questions about science, us humans and our relation to the planet we happen to live on and treat not very nicely, music, and robotics, that my 9-year old constantly challenges me with.

If you are interested to find out more about my research, please visit the site with my research projects or get in touch. You can find my CV including a list of my publications and grant proposals here


Research Interests and Projects

Below you find an overview of my research structured broadly in six topics



Teaching experience

Spring term 2020: Begleitseminar zur Vorlesung: Grundbegriffe der Soziologie“. 2 seminars, Bachelor, 6 ECTS, University of Luzern

Winter term 2019: Vereinbarkeit von Beruf und Familie. Seminar, Bachelor, 3/6 ECTS, University of Konstanz (co-teaching)

Winter term 2018: „Berufliche Unsicherheiten beim Arbeitsmarkteinstieg“. Student Research Seminar, Bachelor, University of Konstanz

Fall term 2017: „Statistik II“. Lecture, Bachelor, Universität Zürich (co-teaching) / „Science & Fiction“. Literature course, Bachelor, Universität Zürich (co-teaching)

Spring term 2017: „Solidarität“. Seminar, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich

Spring term  2016: „Lost in Transition. Erwachsenwerden als „ewigec Hürde?“. Seminar, Bachelor, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich

Fall term 2015: „Rollentheorien: Gender and more“. Seminar, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich

Fall term 2014: „Die soziale Wahrnehmung von Risiken und Katastrophen“. Seminar, 4 ECTS, Universität Zürich

Sprin term 2013: Student Teaching Assistant/Tutor „Proseminar zur soziologischen Forschung“ (Prof. Dr. Katja Rost), Universität Zürich


Supervision of theses

Moreover, I have successfully supervised several Bachelor and Master theses at the Universities of Konstanz and Zurich, with the following topics: Job Choice Motives of Teachers, Generation and Identity among Italian Migrants of the First and Second Generation in Switzerland, Migration and Early Career Success, Labour Market Discrimination, Life Satisfaction in Old Age.

Higher Education Didactics Certificate

From 2015 until 2017, I attended postgraduate education and attained a Certificate of Advanced Studies (CAS) in Higher Education Didactics (12 ECTS), which I finished successfully with a research paper on SoTL and a teaching portfolio.

Get in touch

Dr. Ariane Bertogg

University of Konstanz

Department of Sociology &


P.O. Box 216

Universitätsstraße 10

DE-78464 Konstanz



ORCID: 0000-0001-9959-618X


Follow me on Twitter: @ariane_bertogg