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Prof. Dr. Hella von Unger

Prof. Dr. Hella von Unger


- Qualitative methods of empirical social research
- Sociology of health and illness
- Ethnicity and migration


Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
Department of Sociology
Konradstr. 6
D-80801 Munich

Room: 106
Phone: +49 (0) 89 2180-6315

Office hours:
by appointment


Current publications

  • von Unger, H., Scott, P., Odukoya, D. (2019). Constructing Im/migrants and Ethnic Minority Groups as 'Carriers of Disease': Power Effects of Categorization Practices in TB Health Reporting in the UK and Germany. Ethnicities 19(3), https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1468796819833426
  • Roth, W.-M. & von Unger, H. (2018). Current Perspectives on Research Ethics in Qualitative Research. Forum Qualitative Social Research (FQS), 19(3), Art. 33, http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-19.3.3155.
  • von Unger, Hella (2018). Ethische Reflexivität in der Fluchtforschung. Erfahrungen aus einem soziologischen Lehrforschungsprojekt. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung (FQS), 19(3), Art. 6, http://dx.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-19.3.3151.
  • Scott, P., von Unger, H., Odukoya, D. (2017). A Tale of Two Diseases: Discourses on TB, HIV/AIDS and Im/migrants and Ethnic Minorities in the United Kingdom. Social Theory and Health, 15 (3), 261-284.
  • von Unger, H. (2016). Reflexivity beyond Regulations. Teaching Research Ethics and Qualitative Methods in Germany. Qualitative Inquiry, 22 (2), S. 87-98.
  • von Unger, H., Dilger, H., Schönhuth, M. (2016). Ethikbegutachtung in der sozial- und kulturwissenschaftlichen Forschung? Ein Debattenbeitrag aus soziologischer und ethnologischer Sicht [19 Absätze]. Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 17 (3), Art. 20, http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:0114-fqs1603203. (in deutscher & englischer Sprache)

List of publications


CV (content in German)


Further positions

  • Chair of the Ethics Commission of the Faculty of Social Sciences
  • Managing Director of the Department of Sociology