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Michael Neuber

Michael Neuber is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Centre for Citizenship, Social Pluralism and Religious Diversity, Universität Potsdam. He earned a Ph.D. in Sociology from the Humboldt-Universität of Berlin in 2017. His research was also advanced through affiliations with the Department of Sociology and the Center for the Study of Democracy at the University of California Irvine, and with the Universität Potsdam. His work focuses on political conflict, social inequality, the sociology of the body, and visual approaches to the study of social movements, with particular attention to the visual representation of protest. Michael’s current research at the Centre explores intersections between issues of migration, citizenship, and populism as evidenced in various mediums and forms of political contention.

Research and teaching interests: Social movements, Political conflicts, Visual Sociology, Collective Action, Sociology of the Body, Digital media



  • Neuber, M., 2018. Commedia del Conflitto. Der Körper als Medium das Protesthandelns. [Commedia del Conflitto. The Body as a Medium of Protest Action]. Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. https://edoc.hu-berlin.de/handle/18452/19870.
  • Neuber, M. (2008). Solidarität und Sozialstaat. Über soziale Mechanismen staatlich organisierter Wohlfahrt [Solidarity and the Welfare State. On the Social Mechanisms of State Organized Welfare]. VDM.


  • Daphi, Priska & Piotr Kocyba & Michael Neuber & Jochen Roose & Dieter Rucht  & Franziska Scholl & Moritz Sommer & Wolfgang Stuppert & Sabrina Zajak (2015): Protestforschung am Limit. Eine soziologische Annäherung an Pegida. [Protest research at its limits. A sociological approach to PEGIDA] ipb working papers. https://protestinstitut.files.wordpress.com/2015/03/protestforschung-am-limit_ipb-working-paper_web.pdf.
  • Translation to German: Vouchez, Antoine (2014): Transnationale Expertenfelder als schwache Felder. Der Entwurf des ersten Weltgerichtshofs und die Entstehung eines internationalen Expertentums. Berliner Journal für Soziologie, 24 (2).
  • Neuber, M. (2014). Choreografie des Protesthandelns. Körper als Medium politischen Protests [Choreography of Protest Action: The Body as a Medium of Political Protest]. In: Bohnsack et al. (Ed.): Dokumentarische Video- und Filminterpretation. Methodologie und Forschungspraxis. Barbara Budrich: Opladen & Farmington Hills.
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Michael Neuber

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