Master of Arts in Sociology, Free University of Berlin, 1964; Doctor of Philosophy, Free University of Berlin, 1967.
Research fellow Max Planck-Institute for Educational Research, Berlin, 1964-1967. Assistant professor sociology City College of New York, New York City, 1967-1972. Full professor sociology University Bremen, Federal Republic Germany, since 1972, director Institute for Feminist Studies Federal Republic Germany, since 1989.
Visiting professor Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, 1976, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, 1985.
Member American Sociological Association, International Sociology Association, Deutsche Gesellschaft Soziologie.