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

His research focuses on urban sociology, social networks, and the origins and consequences of segregation. It is driven by the question of how social structures operate behind the backs of those involved.

In previous work, Hanno Kruse examined how sorting processes across neighborhoods and schools affect the friendships and identities of minority and majority children. He has been involved in the “Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU).” Currently, he works in the ERC project on “Social Integration and Boundary Making in Adolescence (SOCIALBOND),” directed by Clemens Kroneberg. Together with Janna Teltemann, he directs a research project on the “Structural Origins of Separate School Lives (SEPLIVES).”


February 2020: New article published in Urban Studies. Our article “Neighbourhood effects on acculturation attitudes among minority and majority adolescents in Germany” (with David Kretschmer) is now openly available (online first) at the Urban Studies website.

October 2019: New article published in the American Journal of Sociology. Our article “More than a Sorting Machine: Ethnic Boundary Making in a Stratified School System” (with Clemens Kroneberg) is now available at the AJS website.

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.