Professor @ Department of Sociology in the University of Innsbruck, Austria
Markus Schermer graduated in Agricultural Economics in 1983 and worked for several years in rural development abroad, in the agricultural advisory system in Austria and in spatial planning. Since 1999 he is employed at the University of Innsbruck, since 2004 as a faculty member at the Department of Sociology. Since 2008 he is associate professor for sociology. From 2004-2008 he was head of the Research Center for Mountain Agriculture. From 2008-2010 he was head of the department of Sociology, from 2010 to 2014 he was director of studies.
His research interests are:
- social aspects of agri-food research
- territorial aspects of regional development
- changes of the cultural landscape in mountain regions
- changing relations between farmers and wider society