Anna Schneider, M.A.

Elite Master Program "Standards of Decision-Making Across Cultures"

Institute for Near Eastern and East Asian Languages and Civilizations
Chair of Chinese Studies (Prof. Dr. Lackner)

Room: Room 02.275
Henkestraße 91, Haus 8
91052 Erlangen

Office hours

Each weak Mo, 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

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

Summer semester 2020

Seminar: Sociology II: Decision-Making and Digital Sociology (SDAC)

Winter semester 2019/20

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

Seminar: Interdisciplinary Methodologies. Introduction to Sociological Methods

Summer semester 2019

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

Individual Master Thesis Tutorial

Winter semester 2018/19

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

Winter semester 2016/2017

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


2020 “Between what is and what is meant to be: The social narrative of the semi-public animal” presented in March 2020, Animal Gaze Constructed, London Metropolitan University, London.

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

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

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

2019 “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.”, FAU.