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Welcome to my website and blog!

I am a research associate at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Cologne, and a PhD candidate at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) of the University of Bamberg.

At GESIS I am scientific coordinator of the GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology and the GESIS Methodenseminar. As a PhD candidate I intend to finish my dissertation on “Discrimination in German Education” in 2017.

Previously, I have worked as a research associate at the LIfBiLeibniz-Institute for Educational Trajectories, at the National Educational Panel Study (NEPS), and in my own BMBF-funded project on “Discrimination in Education: Micro Mechanisms and Macro Determinants”.

From 2003 to 2009 I have studied Social Sciences (Sociology, Social Psychology, Statistics, Educational Psychology) at the University of Mannheim and Indiana University Bloomington (USA).