Professional Activities


Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie/German Sociological Association

  • Section 'Age and Ageing' (member of the managing board 11/2013-12/2019)
  • Section 'Social Policy'
  • Section 'Social Inequality and analysis of social structure'



  • for the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • for the Minerva Foundation (part of the Max Planck Society)



  • Acta Sociologica
  • Ageing and Society
  • Equality, diversity, and inclusion: an international journal
  • European Journal of Ageing
  • European Societies
  • European Sociological Review
  • International Journal of Ageing and Later Life
  • Journal of Population Ageing
  • Journal of Women, Politics and Policy
  • Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie
  • Leisure Sciences
  • Poetics
  • Sozialer Fortschritt
  • The Sociological Review
  • WSI-Mitteilungen
  • Zeitschrift für Gerontologie und Geriatrie
  • Zeitschrift für Sozialreform
  • Zeitschrift für Soziologie


Knowledge Transfer Activities

  • 2018-2020: Member of the commission "Reliable generational contract" (pension commission) of the Federal Government of Germany
  • 2015-2019: Member of COST-Action "Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in Western countries" (COST: European Cooperation in Science and Technology; transnational cooperation network for research and policy transfer,
  • 2016: Member of advisory board of the network conference 'Fit im Job – Erwerbsteilhabe gestalten' [Fit in work – enabling employment participation] in federal state of Bremen, 6th September 2016



Associated Post Doc-Fellow at the Hanse-Wissenschaftskolleg/Institute for Advanced Study (2011-2014)