Lea Fobel

Lea Fobel

Research Fellow

Politische Bildung und Bildungssysteme
Wünschmanns Hof
Dittrichring 18-20, Room R.2.14
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97-35500


Since January 2020, Lea Fobel is a research associate and doctoral student at the Institute for Political Science in the BMBF-funded project "Mhoch2: Meta-project on cultural education in rural areas" ("MetaKLuB", Head: Prof. Dr. Kolleck).


Prior to this, Lea Fobel studied sociology at the University of Bielefeld (B.A.) from 2014 to 2017. She obtained her Master's degree in "Demography and Social Inequality" in Sociology and Social Research at the University of Cologne (M.Sc.) and in "Population Studies" at Groningen University, Netherlands (M.Sc.). She wrote her master's thesis on regional differences in social and civil participation of older people in Germany.

Professional career

  • 06/2016 - 09/2017
    Student Assistant, European Social Survey, Bielefeld University
  • 10/2017 - 04/2018
    Research Assistant, Division 7 Research Management - Analysis, University of Cologne
  • 10/2017 - 08/2018
    Research Assistant, PROMI - Promotion inklusive, University of Cologne
  • 04/2019 - 09/2019
    Tutor, Bielefeld University
  • 03/2019 - 09/2019
    Research Assistant, Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund
  • 10/2019 - 12/2019
    Research Associate, Research Institute for Regional and Urban Development, Dortmund
  • since 01/2020
    Research Associate, Leipzig University


  • 10/2014 - 09/2017
    Sociology (B.A.), Bielefeld University
  • 10/2017 - 08/2019
    Sociology and Social Research (M.Sc.), University of Cologne
  • 09/2018 - 08/2019
    Population Studies (M.Sc.), University of Groningen
  • Spatial research, in particular spatial sociology
  • Inequality research with particular emphasis on cultural education
  • Quantitative methods of empirical social research