was professor for sociology at the University of the German Armed Forces (Universität der Bundeswehr) in Munich till 1992 and at the Dresden University of Techonology till 2011. He studied political economy, public finance, law, sociology and social psychology at the University of Cologne and at the Free University in Berlin. He held fellowships at the University of Essex, University of South Carolina and Yale University.
His most extensive publication “Political Violence, Crises, and Revolutions” was published in 2011. Zimmermann also is the co-editor of the most current handbook of sociology, “Concise Encyclopedia of Comparative Sociology”.
Since 2011 Ekkart Zimmermann teaches at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, at the “Hochschule für Politik” in Munich and at the Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen.