Professor for Political Science, Police University Baden-Wuerttemberg, Department of Social Sciences
Affiliated researcher at SOCIUM - Research Center for Inequality and Social Policy, Department "Historical and Comparative Welfare State Research"
Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) faculty member, Thematic Field B "Welfare State, Inequality and Quality of Life"
Head of the junior research group “The ‘Activating Welfare State’ – a Political and Social History of German Welfare Policy, 1979-2017, funded by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs via the “Support Network for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research” (FIS)
Visiting Professorship “Comparative Government Activity Research and Comparative Social Policy”, University of Bremen
Post-Doc-Researcher at the SOCIUM - Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy, Department "Political Economy of the Welfare State"
Researcher at the Federal Foundation for the Study of the Communist Dictatorship in East Germany
Personal assistant to Mr. Hans-Jochen Vogel, former Federal minister of Justice
Researcher at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam.
PhD in History, University of Potsdam
Researcher, German Historical Museum, Berlin
Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Department of History, and PhD-Student at the Centre for Contemporary History (ZZF) Potsdam
Certificate in Peace and Conflict Studies, University of Hagen
Master in Modern History (major), Psychology (minor), Law (minor), Technical University of Berlin and Free University of Berlin
Master in Political Sciences, Otto-Suhr-Institute for Political Sciences, Free University of Berlin
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship German Historical Institute Washington D.C.
Grant from the Gerda and Hermann Weber Foundation for the organization of the Hermann Weber Conference on Communist studies on the topic "'In the Cold War, the Battalions of Better Welfare Decide' - The Welfare State in the Cold War."
Funding for the junior research group “The ‘Activating Welfare State’ – a Political and Social History of German Welfare Policy, 1979-2017. Funded by the Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs via the “Support Network for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research” (FIS) (551.073 €).
George-Marshall-Scholar, George-Marshall-Society and George-C.-Marshall-International Center in Leesburg, Virginia
Graduation scholarship, Potsdam Graduate School, University of Potsdam
Scholarship, Franco-German-Institute Ludwigsburg (Institut Franco-Allemand)
Go East-Scholarship for the Republic of Moldova and Ukraine, German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
Doctoral scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)
Travel Grant, Elliot School of International Affairs at the George Washington University
Undergraduate scholarship, Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (FES)