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Prof. Dr. Gabriele Steckmeister

Department of Public Administration
Professor for Politics (specialising in the political system of the Federal Republic of Germany and the interface between politics and administration)
Specialist area: Politics / European Ethnology

T: +49 (0)30 30877-2655
E: gabriele.steckmeister(at)hwr-berlin.de

Visitor's address
Lichtenberg Campus
Building 1
Room 1.1038
Alt Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Lichtenberg Campus
Alt-Friedrichsfelde 60
10315 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Born and raised in Hamburg; studied Politics, Empirical Cultural Studies and German Studies (master’s and state examination) at the University of Tübingen
  • As research associate, obtained doctorate at the Institute for Political Science at the University of Tübingen, followed by post-doctoral lecturing qualification at the Humboldt University, Berlin and the Free University, Berlin
  • Elected by the municipal council of Stuttgart to the post of women’s representative in 1986; in the same year national spokeswomen for all women’s representatives and equal opportunities offices
  • Head of Department for the Advancement of Women, reporting directly to the board of management of Volkswagen AG; in addition to her responsibilities in public administration and at Volkswagen AG, carried out lecturing work at the Universities of Stuttgart and Hanover
  • Appointed in 1991 to the University of Applied Sciences in Erfurt as lecturer in Sociology; was directly involved in building up the university
  • Lecturing work at the Institute of European Ethnology at the Humboldt University, Berlin
  • Since 1993 has been Professor of Politics at the FHVR Berlin (now Berlin School of Economics and Law – BSEL); subject coordinator for Politics

Expert for

  • Internal affairs and political theory, new social movements, youth research, gender research, Political Sociology, Urban Sociology, sepulchral culture