Daniel Pastuh received his master degree from the University of Tübingen where he studied sociology, political science and business. Along with his academic education he worked as financial consultant in the private sector, as tutor and teaching assistant in context of various lectures and seminars at the Institute of Sociology and participated in several research projects carried out by the Institute for Applied Economic Research (IAW) in Tübingen.
After finishing his bachelor degree in 2010 where he worked on the thesis about the role of ideology in Multi-Level-Marketing organizations, he wrote his master thesis on working time arrangements in 2013. His master level research was part of an externally funded research project that focused on the role of new firms for the development of new forms of work in contemporary society.
He joined Mike Geppert's team at FSU Jena in March 2014 as lecturer and PhD student where he continues his work in the areas of sociology of work, organizational studies, and critical management studies.
Besides his PhD-project which dealt with employment conditions, managerial control, and stakeholder relations in different organizational settings such as contemporary retail organizations and gig-work-platforms he is also interested in research on power and micropolitics in supranational collective bargaining processes and industrial relations.