Memberships and Service to the Profession


  • Mmember of the scientific advisory board of the IAB (Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung)
  • Member of the Review Board Empirical Social Research of the German Research Foundation
  • Member of the Scientific Panel of Experts of 6th Poverty and Wealth Report of the Federal Government
  • German Sociological Association (DGS),
    Section Social Inequality and Social Structure Analysis (board member)
  • German Sociological Association (DGS),
    Member of the DGS council
  • International Sociological Association,
    Research Committee 28:
    Social Stratification and Mobility
  • Executive editor of the SOCIUM publication series:
    Inequality and Social Policy


Service to the profession: University of Bremen

  • Member of the graduation committee Dr. rer. pol.
  • Member of the doctoral committees Master Sociology and Social Research, BA Sociology and further study courses "Work Related Advice" and "Sociological Basic Education"
  • Chairman of the admissions and examination board
    for subject-specific entrance qualification in the field of sociology



  • 2020    RC28 Significant Scholarship Award
  • 2010    Prize „Best DIW Weekly Report 2009“
  • 2005    EPU-Net Research Visit at the Institute of
                Social and Economic Research (ISER),