Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

Since 2021 Research Associate (Postdoc), Research Data Center (RDC) Qualiservice, University of Bremen: coordinator of TA.2-M.3 ‘Generation of Qualitative Data – Research Data Management (RDM) Portfolio for Qualitative Research’ [five RDCs developing tools, templates etc. for the preparation of qualitative data during the research process for subsequent archiving/sharing] as part of ‘Consortium for the Social, Behavioural, Educational, and Economic Sciences (KonsortSWD)’ within the ‘National Research Data Infrastructure (NFDI)’

Since 2018 Research Associate (Postdoc), University of Bremen, DFG project ‘Qualiservice’ [implementation of a national research data center for qualitative data from the social sciences: conceptual work, advice, workshops, curricula, curation, guidelines, tools]

2015-2018 Research Associate (Postdoc), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, NORFACE Welfare State Futures project ‘WelfSOC’ [studying citizens’ attitudes towards the future of the welfare state in five European countries using deliberative forums and focus groups]

2014-2015 Research Associate (Postdoc), University of Bremen, Center for Social Policy Research, project ‘Public services on the move’ [studying self-images and employer perceptions among public service employees of the Free Hanseatic City of Bremen using a full census of public employees in Bremen via online and paper/pencil survey]

2013-2014 Research Associate, University of Bremen, Collaborative Research Center 597 ‘Transformations of the State’, project ‘Transformation of the State as Employer: Public Employees’ Role Perception and their Interest Representation in International Comparison’ [studying role perceptions of public employees in three countries and three sectors of public services using focus groups and expert interviews]

2007-2014 PhD Fellow, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) [PhD project studying consumer insolvency regulations in 15 countries: conceptual work, detailed case studies, systematic legal comparison, and empirical classification using hierarchical clustering methods on large self-compiled Comparative Consumer Bankruptcy Dataset to identify normative orientations towards debtors and markets]

2004-2005 Researcher at Seghorn Inkasso GmbH in research projects on debt and insolvency


Academic Education

2014 Dr. rer. pol. (equiv. PhD) in Economics and Social Sciences (summa cum laude), Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS), University of Bremen

2007 Diplom (equiv. M.A.) in Sociology (with distinction), University of Bremen


Awards, Grants and Scholarships

2018 Award for Good/Excellent Teaching (Preis für gute Lehre) 2018, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, for project seminar on innovative qualitative methods in social policy research (with K. Zimmermann)

2018 Travel Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2018, Toronto/ON

2018 Travel Grant, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, for Law and Society Association, Annual Meeting 2018, Toronto/ON

2016 Research and Dissemination Grant, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, for KOSMOS Dialogue ‘Financial institutions and households after the financial crisis: Changing rationalities of financial strategies?’ with Prof. Neil Fligstein (University of California, Berkeley) and invited junior and senior researchers (with K. Krenn)

2009 Young Talent Award (Nachwuchspreis) 2009, Section Sociology of Law, German Sociological Association (DGS), for the diploma thesis

2008-2010 Doctoral Scholarship Grant, Konrad Adenauer Foundation (KAS)

2008 Research Award (Forschungspreis) 2008, Josef-Popper-Nährpflicht Foundation of Goethe University Frankfurt, for the diploma thesis

2007-2010 Doctoral Scholarship Grant, Volkswagen Foundation and University of Bremen (granted for three years, rejected in 2008 due to award of additional grant)

2007 Award: Best Final Degree of the Academic Year 2007, Department of Social Sciences, University of Bremen, for the Diplom in Sociology

2003 Student Scholarship Grant, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), for studies at the Peoples’ Friendship University of Russia (RUDN), Moscow