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Christa Gotter

PhD Student


External Environment for Agriculture and Policy Analysis (Agricultural Policy)

Research areas

Working in agricultural sector
Sociology of work and industry
Agricultural sociology
Qualitative research

Personal details

Christa Gotter joined IAMO in May 2014 as a PhD student in the Department Agricultural Policy. Prior to that, she studied sociology at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany, and at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg, Germany. She graduated in 2013 after completing her diploma thesis on "Experiences of conscience in the context of reconciliation of work and family life". During her studies, she worked as a student assistant at the Zentrum für Sozialforschung Halle (ZSH), Germany. In IAMO she was involved in the BMBF-funded Alfa Agrar project. In her doctoral thesis she is dealing with working processes in (German) livestock industry. She is especially focusing on the perceptions of those people who directly work on a daily basis with the animals.