Anna Schneider, M.A.

  • Job title: Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures"
  • Organization: Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
  • Working group: Chair of Chinese Studies (Prof. Dr. Lackner)
  • Phone number: +49 9131 85 64366
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  • Address:
    Henkestraße 91, Haus 8
    91052 Erlangen
    Room 02.275
  • Office hours: Weekly Mon, 14:00 - 16:00, Please make an appointment prior to your visit

Anna Schneider holds a Bachelor Degree in Modern China from Julius-Maximilians-University Würzburg as well as a Bachelor and Master’s Degree in Sociology from Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg. Her time at Würzburg University included a two-month stay at Chinese Culture University Taipei in Taiwan and a semester at Bejing University in China.

After completing her studies, Anna Schneider worked for the EU-funded project RESCuE at the Institute for Employment Research in Nuremberg, as a lecturer for the Institute of Sociology at FAU and for the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees in Nuremberg before starting her jobs as a research fellow and the program’s coordinator in 2017. 2018-2019, she also assisted the Women’s Representative of the Faculty of Humanities, Social Sciences, and Theology as a scientific advisor and is currently working on human-animal-interactions in the framework of her Ph.D. in Social Sciences at FAU in cooperation with the department for Dog Studies at the Max Planck Institute in Jena.

Culture Sociology/Culture Studies/Gender Studies/Qualitative Research/Human Animal Studies/Resilience/Migration and Integration/Decision-Making

  • Nachwuchsforschernetzwerk Cultural and Literary Animal Studies (CLAS)
  • Minding Animals International
  • AriadnePhil Mentoring, FAU
  • IZdigital, Interdisziplinäres Zentrum für Digitale Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften, FAU

Seminar: Human-Animal-Studies (FAU, Department for Sociology)

Seminar: The Role of Culture in Decision-Making (SDAC)

Seminar: The Influence of Social Contexts on Decision-Making (SDAC)

Seminar: Sociology I: Introduction to Cultural Sociology (SDAC)

Seminar: Interdisciplinary Methodologies. Introduction to Sociological Methods


“Übergriffige Sprache. Die Dekonstruktion des animalischen Selbst im interspezifischen Dialog” presented November 2019, Österreichische Linguistiktagung (ÖLT).

“Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures. Der Elitemasterstudiengang stellt sich vor.” presented in Oktober 2019, Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften, FAU.

“Dog-owner-interaction in different social settings” presented in September 2019, dissertation research project, Max-Planck-Institute for the Science of Human History, Jena.

“Between agency and structure. Sociological approaches to decision-making” presented in June 2019, Joint Workshop IKGF & SDAC “Rethinking interdisciplinary approaches to decision-making: Choice, culture and context.”, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg.