Viola Logemann, M.A.
April 2018 - present
Research Assistant, Professorship for Sociologiy, in particular Conduct of Life, Universität Hamburg
M.A. Sociology and Social Research, University of Bremen
Student Assistant within the project " Lebensführung als investive Statusarbeit- Praktiken, Bedingungen, Störungen" (Lifestyle as investment status work - practices, conditions, interferences), SOCIUM Research Center for Inequality and Social Policy, University of Bremen
Student Assistant within the project "Resystra- Auf dem Weg zu resilienten Energiesystemen" (Resystra - Towards Resilient Energy Systems), Department of Technical Formation and Technology Development, University of Bremen
B.A. Sociology, University of Bremen
Main Research Areas
- love and intimate relationships
- conduct of life and life course
- qualitative methods, in particular documentary method
For my doctoral thesis I am conducting research on couples moving in together for the first time. The focus is on the process of moving in, furnishing, and settling in together, the meaning of personal and shared things and living with them, and the interpretation and significance of the apartment as a personal and shared home. I approach these research objects empirically through narrative couple interviews, walking interviews, and photographic material. Theoretically, my research builds on the concept of the construction of reality according to Berger and Luckmann (1969) and its specification for couples by Berger and Kellner (1964) and Lenz (2009). Central for me is on the one hand the joint construction of the partners and on the other hand the question how the material dimension, concretized in the apartment and the personal things in it, can be systematically taken into account.
My dissertation project is supervised by Prof. Dr. Katharina Manderscheid and Prof. em. Dr. Karl Lenz.
Presentations and Talks
Summer Semester 2018 - Winter Semester 2019/20
Interdisciplinary Basic Course: Love and Couple Relationship in Change
Summer Semester 2020
Seminar: Couple Relationship and Family from a Gender Theoretical Perspective
Summer Semester 2021
Seminar: Forms of love, family and relationships beyond the heteronorm
Summer Semester 2022 - Winter Semester 2022/23
Interdisciplinary Basic Course: Family and Relationship
Summer Semester 2023
Seminar: Sociology of Love
Press and Media
Interview in the podcast "Ab 21" by Deutschlandfunk Nova: "Wie viel wir als Paar von uns zeigen" on May 18, 2022.