Anna Sieben

Anna Sieben

Anna Sieben

Prof. PhD
Büro 51-7010
Unterer Graben 21
9000 St Gallen
Main Focuses

Cultural psychology

Qualitative methods in psychology

Parenting in cross-cultural perspective


Psychologization of everyday life


  • May 22: Habilitation, title: “Psychological knowledge between science and the everyday world. Cultural psychological and social scientific studies on the nexus of psychological knowledge, gender relations and parenthood.” Ruhr-University Bochum, venia legendi: Cultural/Social Psychology & Social Theory
  • Oct 08 – Oct 13: PhD, title: “Gender and sexuality in classic psychological theories. A historical and systematic analysis“, Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Sep 07 – Sep 08: MA Gender & Culture, Goldsmith College, University of London
  • Oct 04 – Jun 07: Diplom (MSc level) in Psychology, University of Cologne & Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Professional Career
  • Since Aug 22: Associate Professor of Cultural and Social Psychology, University St. Gallen
  • Jul 20 – Jul 22: Head of division “Pedestrian dynamics – Social Psychology”, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IAS-7 Civil Safety Research
  • Jun 19 – Jun 20: Postdoctoral research fellow, Forschungszentrum Jülich, IAS-7 Civil Safety Research
  • Oct 13 – Jul 22: Postdoctoral research fellow at the chair for social theory and social psychology, Ruhr-University Bochum
Teaching Activities
  • Parenthood in cultural comparison
  • Crowds
  • Qualitative methods in psychology
  • Theories of identity
  • Individualism/collectivism
  • Research project „Cultural transformations and popular scientific adaptations of psychological knowledge by parents in Turkey. A qualitative study“, German Research Foundation (DFG), October 2019 - March 2023
  • Research project „Crowd management in public transportation systems“ - Sub project: Social psychological aspects of crowd management; Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), August 2018 - December 2022, joint research project with Forschungszentrum Jülich, Bergische University Wuppertal
  • Research project „Cultural spaces of psychological knowledge. Parent-child-relationships from the perspective of German and Turkish parents“, Stiftung Mercator, 2016
  • Jan 20: Wissenschaftspreis für Genderforschung, Ministry for culture and science, NRW
  • Jun 15: Wilhelm-Hollenberg-Preis, dissertation award of the Ruhr-University Bochum
  • Jun 14 – Nov 16: Postdoctoral scholarship “Fast Track” of the Robert Bosch Stiftung
  • Apr 09 – Oct 13: PhD scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
  • Sep 07 – Sep 08: Student scholarship for studying abroad, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
  • Apr 04 – Jun 07: Student scholarship of the German National Academic Foundation
Editorial Board

Co-Editor, Journal für Psychologie, open access, peer-reviewed