Thomas Hinz

University of Konstanz

Past Fellow

Prof. Dr. Thomas Hinz was a DAAD/AICGS Research Fellow in 2016. His research at AICGS focuses on the contexts of ethnic discrimination in rental housing markets. Based on rich empirical data from field experiments, he investigates different forms of discrimination against migrants with a Turkish background when they apply for rental housing in Germany. His stay in Washington, DC, aims to include the broad range of empirical studies on discrimination in the U.S. housing market in his research, particularly on the question of how discrimination and residential segregation are intertwined.

Thomas Hinz is a professor of sociology and empirical social research at the University of Konstanz, Germany. He earned his PhD degree in sociology at the Ludwig Maximilians Universitaet (LMU) Munich and was a visiting scholar to CIQLE at Yale University in 2008. From 2010-2015, he served as Dean of the Humanities of the University of Konstanz.

Recent Content


No Place to Stay? Discrimination Patterns in the German and American Rental Housing Markets

Things have changed. While for a long time German politicians have tried to define Germany as a ‘non-immigration country,‘ it is now one of the countries receiving the most migration …