Curriculum Vitae

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2015

Dean of Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen

Since 2012

Professor (W2) for Sociology, with a focus on Education, Labour Markets and Social Inequality, at the University of Bremen and the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS)

2009

Junior Professor for Sociology, with a focus on Education, Labour Markets and Social Inequality - Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen

DIW Research Professor, DIW Berlin

2006-2009

Post-doctoral researcher at the German Socio-Economic Panel Study (SOEP), DIW Berlin

2006

Doctorate in Sociology (Dr. phil.), Institute of Sociology, University Muenster. Dissertation on Poverty, Social Exclusion and Class Structures (“Armut, soziale Ausgrenzung und Klassenstrukturen. Zur Integration multidimensionaler und längsschnittlicher Perspektiven”, (published in 2009, VS-Verlag)

2005

EPU-Net Research Visit at the Institue for Social & Economic Research, University of Essex

2002-2006

Researcher at Institute of Sociology, University Muenster

2000

Master of Arts in Sociology, Institute of Sociology, University Muenster. Thesis on Poverty and Social Disadvantages in Germany (“Armut und soziale Benachteiligung in Deutschland”)

1991-2000

Studies on Sociology, Philosophy and Modern History, Universities of Muenster and Kassel