Welcome to my website! I am a sociologist and criminologist at the University of Hamburg.

One focus of my scientific research is in the field of nutrition sociology, where I am particularly interested in gender-specific differences and vegan nutrition. Another focus of my work is White-collar Crime, Green Criminology and Victimology, although their interdependencies with Nutritional Sociology represent a field in sociology that has been little researched so far.

Corona Cooking Survey

As you have undoubtedly experienced, the COVID19 virus changes many aspects of our everyday life, including the way we eat. In light of these changes, the team of “Food, Media & Society (FOOMS)” at the University of Antwerp has created a survey to investigate how these changes affect the way people deal with food and nutritional media.

As the current COVID 19 pandemic affects people around the world, researchers from as many countries as possible will be involved in conducting this study. For the implementation of the study in Germany, I have translated the survey into German. Under the following link https://coronacookingsurvey.com/ you can receive further information about the survey. Furthermore, you can see some of the results of the German survey here.

If you have any questions or comments about the survey, you can contact me directly by e-mail or telephone: pamela.kerschke-risch@uni-hamburg.de
Alternatively you can also contact Charlotte De Backer, who is responsible for the creation and implementation of the study: charlotte.debacker@uantwerpen.be

Referee for Journals

  • Ernährungs Umschau
  • European Journal of Criminology
  • GEWISOLA Gesellschaft für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften des Landbaues e.V.
  • International Journal of Global Warming
  • Journal of Food Protection
  • Political Studies


  • European Society of Criminology (ESC)
  • World Society of Victimology (WSV)
  • European Society for Agricultural and Food Ethics (EurSafe)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Ernährung (DGE)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

German Vegan Study

The German Vegan Study is the first social science quantitative survey in which 852 people who eat vegan were interviewed about different attitudes and motives in an online survey.
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