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"


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 the federal state of Bremen, 6th September 2016



  • for the German Research Foundation (DFG)
  • for the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF)
  • for the Minerva Foundation (part of the Max Planck Society)
  • for the Research Network Old-Age Provision (FNA) (part of the German pension insurance)


Article Reviews

  • Acta Psychologica
  • Acta Sociologica
  • Ageing & Society
  • Equality, Diversity and Inclusion
  • European Journal of Ageing
  • European Societies
  • European Sociological Review
  • International Journal of Ageing and Later Life
  • Journal of Population Ageing
  • Journal of Women, Politics & 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


Service to the profession: University of Bremen

  • Deputy Director of the SOCIUM (since May 2020)
  • Member of managing board of the German Institute for Interdisciplinary Social Policy Research (DIFIS) (since 2021)
  • Member of the equal opportunities committee of the Collaborative Research Centre 1342 "Global Dynamics of Social Policy" (since 2022)

  • Member and head of the examinations board Bachelor Sociology (since 2021)
  • Academic Chair (for the SOCIUM) in the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS) (since October 2020)
  • responsible for double degree "Transatlantic Master Social Policy" (TAM), together with the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH)
  • Member the examinations board Master Social Policy (since June 2022)
  • elected member of the faculty council FB 08: Social Sciences (2019-2021)


Service to the profession: external

  • member of advisory board of "BIOS - Zeitschrift für Biographieforschung, Oral History und Lebensverlaufsforschung" (journal for biographical research, oral history and life course research) (since 2021)
  • member of advisory board of project "Kontinuierliche Arbeitsweltberichterstattung" [continuous employment reporting] (funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung 2019-2022)
  • member of advisory board of project "Materielle Teilhabe im Lebenslauf" [material participation in the life course] (funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung 2019-2022)
  • member of advisory board of project "Späte Karrieren? Berufswechsel in der zweiten Lebenshälfte" [Late careers? Changes in occupation in the second half of life] (funded by the Hans-Böckler-Stiftung 2019-2022)
  • member of editorial advisory board of book series "Rethinking Work, Ageing and Retirement", Bristol University Press, edited by David Lain and Sarah Vickerstaff (since 2019)



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