Stefan Kutzner is sociology professor at the Department of Sociology of the University of Siegen, focusing on social policies, welfare state, social structure analysis, employment, poverty and social inequality. Additionally, he is a frequent research fellow and guest lecturer at the University of Fribourg in Switzerland, where he was previously employed for more than 16 years.
Currently his research and writing are dedicated to youth unemployment in the EU, marriage migration from Turkey to Germany and comparative analysis of social policies in the European Union. Currently he is engaged in the national project dedicated to the youth transition to the labor market. He is a member of the editorial board of Social Sense (Sozialer Sinn). He has authored books Losers of Professional Training: Case Studies of Isolated Youth in the Process of Transition from Training to Labor Market (2018), Poverty despite of Work (2009), Working poor in Switzerland (2004).
After studying sociology with political science and philosophy at the Goethe University Frankfurt, he received his PhD (1996) and postdoctoral (2004) degrees from the same university.