... received his Ph.D. in philosophy and sociology
from Graz University (1979), and has been there at the Department of Sociology
ever since, currently as an Associate Professor. He was also co-founder
and partner of the "Bureau of Social Research, Graz" and is
director of the "Archive for the History of Sociology in Austria
(AGSÖ)" since its start in 1987. In 1993-94 he was Schumpeter
Fellow at Harvard University, and in 1999-2000 Fellow at the Center for
Scholars and Writers, The New York Public Library. His publications enclose
a reader about political corruption: "Korruption. Zur Soziologie
nicht immer abweichenden Verhaltens" (1985), an oral history about
Austrian guerillas during the Second World War: "Koralmpartisanen.
Über abweichende Karrieren politisch motivierter Widerstanskämpfer"
(1986), a case study about an Austrian fellow traveller during the Cold
War: "Der Fall Brandweiner. Universität im Kalten Krieg"
(1987). Another book concerns the history of sociology in Austria: "Rund
um 'Marienthal'. Von den Anfängen der Soziologie in Österreich
bis zu ihrer Vertreibung" (1990). He is also co-author of a sociological
field research about unemployed: "Die verborgenen Kosten der Arbeitslosigkeit"
(1990) edited a collection of memoirs by German speaking sociologists
"Wege zur Soziologie nach 1945" (1996) and edited "Soziologische
und historische Analysen der Sozialwissenschaften" (2000), at last
he co-authored a study on an Austrian social democratic politician "Gefesselt
vom Sozialismus. Studien zum Austromarxisten Otto Leichter" (2000)
and author of several professional articles especially about the history