Hanno Kruse is a postdoctoral researcher at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology (ISS) at the University of Cologne.

His research focuses on integration, urban sociology, and social network analysis. What binds his work together is the question how social structure operates behind the backs of those involved. In previous work, he examined how sorting processes across space and institutions (i.e., neighborhoods, schools, and school types) affect the friendships and identities of minority and majority children. Hanno Kruse has been involved in the “Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU).” Currently, he works in a project on “Social Integration and Boundary Making in Adolescence (SOCIALBOND),” directed by Clemens Kroneberg. Together with Janna Teltemann, he directs a project on the “Structural Origins of Separate School Lives (SEPLIVES).”


July 2019: AS Dissertation Award. My dissertation won the “Best Dissertation Award 2019” of the Academy of Sociology (Akademie für Soziologie). I feel very honoured and look forward to present my work at the Academy’s upcoming annual conference.

October 2018: New article published in Social Forces. My article “Between-school Ability Tracking and Ethnic Segregation in Secondary Schooling” is now available in advance (open access) at the Social Forces website.

September 2018: The SOCIALBOND project started its fieldwork. Over the course of the next months, the SOCIALBOND team will conduct thousands of interviews at schools throughout the federal state of North Rhine Westphalia. For more information (in German), visit the new SOCIALBOND fieldwork website.