I am Assistant Professor for Sociology of the Welfare State at the University of Mannheim, project leader at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) and visiting researcher at the SOCIUM Research Center on Inequality and Social Policy at the University of Bremen.
Before, I was postdoctoral researcher in the team of Prof. Sonja Drobnič (University of Bremen) and affiliated postdoc fellow at the Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences (BIGSSS). At the University of Bremen I also worked at the Centre for Social Policy Research and in the Collaborative Research Center 597 “Transformations of the State” (funded by the German Research Foundation).
My research interests are in the intersection of life course sociology and welfare state research. My PhD project, which I completed in the research group SOCLIFE at the University of Cologne, deals with the relationship of individual labor market histories and socio-economic outcomes in later life in Europe.