Current Position

2020 - present Professor in Methods of Empirical Social Research (W2)
Faculty of Social Sciences
Zittau/Goerlitz University of Applied Sciences

Interim Professorships

2018 - 2019 Chair of Sociology of Education
Institute of Sociology
Leibniz University Hannover
(Vertretung der W3-Professur für Bildungssoziologie)
2016 - 2017 Chair of Methods of Empirical Social Research
Institute of Social Sciences
Otto von Guericke University Magdeburg
(Vertretung der W2-Professur für Methoden der empirischen Sozialforschung)

Previous Positions

2017 - 2020 Akademischer Rat a.Z.
Chair of Sociology / Urban and Regional Studies
Sociology Section
Ruhr-Universität Bochum
2013 - 2017 Akademischer Rat a.Z. and Privatdozent (2019 - 2020)
Chair of Sociology and Empirical Social Research
Department of Sociology
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
2011 - 2013 Post-doctoral Researcher
Project "MOHSL - Mobility of High Skilled Labor" &
Interim Coordinator of the Research School Business and Economics (RSBE)
School of Economic Disciplines
University of Siegen
2008 - 2011 Research Fellow
Graduate Program "Transnational Spaces"
Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences
European University Viadrina Frankfurt/O.
2006 - 2008 Research Assistant
Project "New Multi-local Household Types"
Institute of Sociology
Chemnitz University of Technology

Qualification

January 2019 Habilitation (Dr. habil.) in Sociology
Faculty of History and Social Sciences
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
November 2011 Doctorate (Dr. rer. pol.) in Sociology (summa cum laude)
Faculty of Social Sciences and Philosophy
University of Leipzig
October 2005 Diploma (Dipl.-Soz.) in Sociology (with distinction)
University of Leipzig
2000 - 2005 Studies in Sociology (major) and Psychology (minors)
University of Leipzig

Visits

2019 Visiting Scientist
GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Mannheim
2019 - 2020 Visiting Scientist
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
2015 - 2017 Visiting Lecturer
Institute of Sociology
Leibniz University Hannover
2013 Visiting Fellow
EUROLAB
GESIS Leibniz Institute for Social Sciences, Cologne
2013 Visiting Fellow
ETH Wohnforum - ETH CASE Centre for Research on Architecture, Society & the Built Environment
ETH Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich
2013 Visiting Lecturer
Department of Sociology
Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
2012/13 Visiting Lecturer
Institute of Sociology
Chemnitz University of Technology
2012 Visiting Lecturer
Institute of Sociology
University of Leipzig

Memberships

International Sociological Association (ISA)
(RC33 - Logic and Methodology )
European Sociological Association (ESA)
(RN21 - Quantitative Methods, member of the advisory board 2019 - 2021)
(RS16 - Sociology of Spatial Mobilities, Co-initiator)
(RN15 - Global, Transnational and Cosmopolitan Sociology)
European Survey Research Association (ESRA)
German Sociological Association (DGS)
(Section Model Building and Simulation, Coordinator 2020 - 2022, with A. Tutic)
(Section Methods of Empirical Social Research)
(Section of Urban Sociology, Initiator of the AG "Methoden", with T. Wöhler)
Research Cluster "International Student Mobility and Migration", Network International Migration, Integration and Social Cohesion (IMISCOE)  
Research Cluster "Mobility of the Highly Skilled", German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)  
European Network on Regional Labour Market Monitoring
International Network on Multi-Locality  
German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV)

Review Activity

Academic Journals British Journal of Sociology
Comparative Migration Studies
European Journal of Population
European Sociological Review
Globalisation, Societies and Education
Higher Education
International Journal of Sociology of Education
International Journal of Conflict and Violence
International Journal of Intercultural Relations
Journal of Applied Youth Studies
Journal of International Migration and Integration
Learning and Instruction
methods, data, analyses (mda)
Monatsschrift für Kriminologie
Population, Space and Place
Research in Social Stratification and Mobility
SAGE Open
Social Forces
Social Science Research
Sociology of Education
Soziale Welt
Space and Culture
Studies in Higher Education
Survey Research Methods
Zeitschrift für empirische Hochschulforschung
Zeitschrift für Familienforschung/Journal of Family Research
Institutions Academy for Spatial Research and Planning (ARL),
German Center for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW),
Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)