Dr. phil. Alexander Yendell

Academic career

Since April 2019Interim Professor for the Sociology of Religion and Church, Theological Faculty, Leipzig University
2017-2019PostDoc at the Department of Medical Psychology/Medical Sociology, Leipzig University
2017Research Assistant at Department of Social Sciences at Loughborough University
2016-2017Contract Lecturer at Katholische Privatuniversität Linz
2017 (February and March)Visiting Scholar at McGill University Health Centre Montreal
2014 (July and August)Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Education Studies, University of Warwick
Since 2013Research Fellow at the Department of the Sociology of Church and Religion, University of Leipzig
2013-2014Contract Lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, University of Münster
2009-2013Research Fellow at the Chair of the Sociology of Religion at the Institute of Sociology and the Cluster of Excellence “Religion and Politics”, University of Münster
2008-2009University Lecturer at the Institute of Sociology, University of Münster
2007-2008Coordinator of the Graduate School of Sociology, University of Münster
2007-2009Contract Lecturer for Methods and Statistics at the mibeg-Institute in Cologne
2006-2007Research Fellow at the Institute of Sociology, University of Münster, on the e-learning project "Experiencing statistics..."
2004-2007Research Fellow at the Institute of Social Pedagogy, Further Education and Empirical Pedagogy, Department of Adult Education/Extracurricular Youth Education, University of Münster
2002-2003Research Fellow at the Emmy Noether Programme's group of young researchers of the German Research Foundation (DFG) with a focus on “Integration activities of voluntary associations” at the Human Sciences Faculty, University of Potsdam
2001-2002Graduate Assistant at the Centre for Women's Health Research at the Institute of Human Genetics, Münster University Hospital
1996-2002Several Student Assistant jobs at the Institute of Sociology and at Münster University Hospital as well as an internship with Jaguar Cars in Coventry and freelance work as an author for newspapers and television

University qualifications

2008-2014PhD studies in Sociology, University of Münster (dissertation title: "Social Inequalities in Continuing Vocational Training")
1998-2002Main study period, University of Münster; major: Sociology; minors: Political Science, Educational Science; degree: Magister Artium (German MA)
1994-1997Basic study period, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf

Publications and presented papers

Media reception (a selection)

Seminar titles


  • Political Psychology of the derogation of religious diversity
  • Germany reinvents itself – The integration of Muslim migrants from the perspective of the sociology of migration and religion
  • "Statistics II" (lecture)
  • "Statistics for Social Scientists"
  • "Procedures of multivariate statistical analysis"
  • "New anti-semitism? Empirical results in the light of sociological and social psychological explanations"
  • "Social trust"
  • "Perception and acceptance of religious pluralism"
  • "Development of a standardized questionnaire: Religious Pluralism in Europe"
  • "Studying and living conditions of foreign students in Münster. A quantitative survey"
  • "Introductory Course for SPSS"


  • "Methods and Statistics for Market and Opinion Research"


  • "New Research Literature on Adult Education and Lifelong Learning"
letzte Änderung: 24.07.2019

Dr. phil. Alexander Yendell

Alexander Yendell
Leipzig University
Institute of Practical Theology
Department of the Sociology of Religion and Church
Martin-Luther-Ring 3
04109 Leipzig

Telefon: +49 341 9735464
Telefax: +49 341 9735469

"Mitte-Studie" 2016

Interview / Podcast zur Studie "Die enthemmte Mitte" (DRadio Wissen)

Interview / Video zur Studie (Deutsche Welle)

Pressemitteilung der Universität Leipzig vom 15.06.2016

Studie als PDF


Pressemitteilung (136/2016) der Universität Leipzig zur Studie (Studie in open access verfügbar).

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