Professional Experience

Researcher at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, since 2011

Department: Survey Design and Methodology, Mannheim (Germany)

Experience (selection): Survey design and implementation, questionnaire design, coordination of quantitative fieldwork, panel management, qualitative interviewing, and data analysis.

Freelance research assistant of Prof. em. Dr. Klaus J. Bade, 2010 –2016

Research assistant at the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück University, Osnabrück (Germany), 2010 – 2011

Intern at Bertelsmann Stiftung (Program ‘Integration and Education’), Gütersloh (Germany), 07-10/2009

Employee in the private sector, Dresden (Germany), 2007 – 2008

Intern at the Parliament of the Free State of Saxony (Office of the Saxon Commissioner of Immigrants), Dresden, Germany, 02-04/2006


Additional Academic Affiliation

Corresponding member of the Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies, Osnabrück University (Germany), since 2018



European Sociological Association, since 2019
German Network of Forced Migration Researchers [Netzwerk Fluchtforschung], since 2018
International Ethnic and Immigrant Minorities’ Survey Data Network (Cost Action CA16111), since 2017
IMISCOE network, since 2016. Founding member and steering group member of the Standing Committee ‘Methodological Approaches and Tools in Migration Research’, since 2019)
Section ‘Migration and Ethnic Minorities’ of the German Sociological Association, since 2016



Doctoral degree (Dr. phil.), 2015 – 2018
Osnabrück University, School of Cultural Studies and Social Sciences [Fachbereich 1 – Kultur- und Sozialwissenschaften]

M.A. in International Migration and Intercultural Relations (with distinction), 2008 – 2010
Osnabrück University, Institute for Migration Research and Intercultural Studies (IMIS)

B.A. in Cultural Studies, 2002 – 2006
European University “Viadrina” Frankfurt (Oder)

Erasmus visiting student at Institute of Technology Tallaght (Irland), 02/2005 – 06/2005

Visiting student, Nantes University (France), 09/2004 – 12/2004


Research visit

Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research, Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography, Rostock (Germany), September 17-20, 2019


Awards and grants

Travel grant of the German Academic Exchange Service, Participation in the 14th IMISCOE Annual Conference, Rotterdam, 2017

Best paper award, Turkish Migration Conference 2014, Regent’s University, London, 2014


Advanced training (selection)

Migration Data Innovation: BIGSSS Computational Social Science Summer School, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Science & Jacobs Universität, Sardinia (Italy), June 10-21, 2019

Nutzung von Geodaten in den Sozialwissenschaften [Using Geographic Data in Social Science], GESIS Training, Mannheim (Germany), October 22-23, 2018

Mixed Mode Surveys, 3rd GESIS Summerschool, GESIS, Cologne (Germany), August 18-22, 2014



German (native language), English (fluent, level C1 of the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages), French (good, level B2-C1), Spanish (good, level B2)