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.
My research interests are in the intersection of comparative welfare state research and life course sociology. I combine quantitative analyses of panel and life history data with policy analyses focusing on labor market and pension systems. Furthermore, I am interested in attitudes toward the welfare state and gender equality, and social policy in China.
Until 2015 I was postdoctoral researcher at the SOCIUM (team of Prof. Sonja Drobnič) and worked in the Collaborative Research Center Sfb 597 “Transformations of the State”, both at the University of Bremen.
My PhD project, which I completed in the research group SOCLIFE at the University of Cologne in 2013, deals with the relationship of individual labor market histories and socio-economic outcomes in later life in Europe.