Frank Kalter (born 1964) has held the Chair of Theory of Sociology at the University of Mannheim since 2009. In addition, he is head of the research department &ldquo;European Societies and Their Integration&rdquo; at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES, Mannheimer Zentrum for Europ&auml;ische Sozialforschung), Principal Investigator for the international study &ldquo;Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey (CILS4EU)&rdquo; and President of the European Academy of Sociology.<br />
Frank Kalter studied mathematics and social sciences at the University of Cologne. He completed both his doctorate and habilitation in the field of sociology at the University of Mannheim, where he worked from 1991-2003 as a Research Associate, Assistant Lecturer and Senior Research Fellow. From 2004-2009 he was Full Professor of Sociology at the University of Leipzig. Frank Kalter has been a Visiting Fellow at the Office of Population Research, Princeton University, and at Nuffield College, University of Oxford, as well as &ldquo;Reinhard Wippler Visiting Professor&rdquo; at the University of Utrecht, among others. He has taught at the University of Heidelberg and at the University of Berne. From 2008-2010 he was a member of the German Data Forum (RatSWD, Rat f&uuml;r Sozial and Wirtschaftsdaten).<br />
Frank Kalter is the author and editor of several books and of numerous contributions to professional journals. His major research interests are in the fields of migration, the integration of ethnic minorities, methodology, and modeling social processes. He has headed several national and international research projects on the causes of migration and general mobility behavior, as well as on the processes involved in the structural assimilation of migrants.