Hanna Ketterer

In her phd, Hanna Ketterer investigates the transformatory power of basic income for modern work society. Based on a multi-sited ethnography on the practices of rentiers, communards and retired persons, she looks at actors’ autonomy in guaranteed livelihood situations

In her research, she integrates different theoretical perspectives from Bourdieu’s praxis theory, feminist perspectives to gift theory and crosscuts the fields of the sociology of the wealthy, community research, the sociology of ageing and volunteering research in order to develop a praxeological theory of decoupling income from labour.

From 2015-2021 she was research fellow at the DFG-research group on post-growth societies at Jena University. Before she was a research fellow at the ETH-Center for Organizational and Occupational Sciences in Zurich and has worked for the DG Employment at the European Commission in Brussels. Hanna holds a BA in European Studies from the University of Maastricht and a MPhil in Sociology from the University of Cambridge.

A picture of Hanna Ketterer.

Research project

Based on her case study research and in dialogue with project C04, Hanna aims to analyse the potential of and obstacles posed by different property forms – private property (the inheritance), common property (the commune), and social property (the legal pension insurance) – with regard to actors’ autonomy and processes of democratisation and transformation.

Subprojects

Publications

  • Ketterer, H. (2019). Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen und Postwachstum. In Petersen, D. J. et al. (Hg.), Perspektiven einer pluralen Ökonomik, (ss. 395-428) Springer VS.
  • Ketterer, H. (2019). Bedingungsloses Grundeinkommen als materielle und symbolische Ermöglichungsstruktur von Praktiken für die gesellschaftliche Transformation. In Dörre, K., Rosa, H., Becker, K., Bose, S. & Seyd, B. (Hg.) Große Transformation? Zur Zukunft moderner Gesellschaften. Sonderband des Berliner Journals für Soziologie, (ss. 333-348), Springer VS.
  • Ketterer, H. & Becker, K. (2019). Einleitung: Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie? In Ketterer, H. & Becker, K. (Hg.), Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie? Eine Debatte mit Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich und Hartmut Rosa, (ss. 7-20), Suhrkamp.
  • Ketterer, H. & Becker, K. (2019). Was stimmt nicht mit der Demokratie? Eine Debatte mit Klaus Dörre, Nancy Fraser, Stephan Lessenich und Hartmut Rosa, Suhrkamp.
  • Ketterer, H. (2021). Living differently? A feminist-Bourdieusian analysis of the transformative power of basic income. The Sociological Review. 69(6):1309-1324.

Teaching

  • Soziologie des Grundeinkommens: eine Einführung in Debatten, Modelle und die empirische Grundeinkommensforschung, BA-Seminar Soziologie im WS 2017/2018 (FSU Jena)