Silke Roth is Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Southampton.
After studying at the Free University of Berlin and the University of Connecticut (PhD in Sociology, 1997), Silke carried out research on Weimar, Cultural Capital of Europe 1999 at the Bauhaus University Weimar (1997-1999). From 2000 until 2005, she was German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.
She is interested in meaningful work and engagement for social justice. Her areas of research include the participation in, and the impact of, voluntary organisations, social movements and non-governmental organisations.