About me

I am a post-doctoral senior researcher (permanent) at the Migration and International Labour Studies Department in the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency, Nuremberg, Germany. At the IAB, I am focusing on the issues of Migration and Integration, and, lead the Projects IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees (with H. Brücker) and Survey of Ukranian Refugees (with H. Brücker and S. Schwanhäuser). In 2021, I founded the IAB Working Group “Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (with L. Pohlan).

My current research interests focus on labor market and employment research, migration and refugee research, international comparison, gender inequality, life course research, and interviewer fraud. My work is published in peer-review journals and books.

Since 2019, I became a lecturer at the University of Mannheim and since 2020, I m a lecturer at the University of Bamberg. I give a course on Integration of refugees and social stratification (BA/MA), and a course on Introduction into Migration Sociology (BA). 

You can also read about me in the portraits by Christiane Keitel (IAB) in the IAB-Forum of the 3. Oktober, 2022.