Doctor of Philosophy, University Hamburg, Germany, 1978. Dr.Phil.Habil., University Oldenburg, Germany, 1989.
Research assistant, lecturer department history University Hamburg, 1973-1986. Lecturer cultural studies University Lüneburg, Germany, 1990-1992. Professor social science University Kassel, Germany, since 1992.
Freelance journalist television, radio and newspapers, Hamburg, since 1980.
Member Center Cultural Studies University Kassel.
Married Annelie Schmalfeld, July 12, 1970 (divorced 1988). Children: Jana, Nina. Married Gerda Brauer, August 12, 1994.