Marc Torka


Marc is a sociologist of higher education, science and the profession. His general interest is how, if at all, institutional changes impact on the practice of academic and professional work. His current research project 'International comparison of doctoral training practices' compares practices of doctoral research and supervision in the social sciences and physics within the German chair, Australian lecturer and US graduate school system.

Marc is currently visiting scholar at the Center of Studies in Higher Education (CSHE) at UC Berkeley, research associate at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy at the University of Sydney in Australia, research fellow of the German Research Foundation and senior researcher at WZB Berlin Social Science Center.

Research interests: 

Academic and professional socialization, work, careers and governance structures