Presentation of the team

Maria del Carmen Mayer

Maria del Carmen Mayer is research assistant in the research project „Digitalisation of Value Chains in Retail“ at the HWR Berlin. 

Previously, she was a research assistant at the Chair of Sociology of Conflict at the Faculty of Sociology at the University of Bielefeld. 

She is a PhD candidate at the Faculty of History and Sociology at the University of Bielefeld with a dissertation project on „Transformative Strategies of Collective Action in the Covid-19 Pandemic“. In a qualitative study, she examines the interaction of civil society and activism during the pandemic in (northern) Italy and investigates how social crises, social reproduction and collective action strategies interact. 

She works and researches in German, English, Spanish and Italian. 

She holds an MA in Political Science (with distinction) from the Goethe University Frankfurt am Main and a BA in Political Science from the Free University Berlin.

Main research interests: 

  • Sociology of Conflict and Crisis
  • Social Movements and Collective Action 
  • Social reproduction & inequality
  • Qualitative methods