About me

I am a post-doctoral senior researcher 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, since 01/2019, I lead the Project IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of Refugees (with H. Brücker). Since 05/2021, I lead the IAB Working Group “Consequences of the COVID-19 Pandemic” (with L. Pohlan).

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). 

I hold a doctoral degree (PhD) in Sociology. I wrote my doctoral thesis, entitled “The regime change and social inequality: Educational and job careers in the Soviet and post-Soviet Era”, at the Department of Social and Political Science in the European University Institute.  You can find more information under the following link: PhD Project. I successfully defended my PhD Project on the 14th of April, 2016 at the European University Institute. Here is a link to a big event.

Before taking the position in the IAB, I was a member of the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC) at the Department of Social and Political Science in the European University Institute, and part of the research team on the ERC-funded international comparative research project Education as a Lifelong Process – Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern Societies (eduLIFE). In the eduLIFE project, I analyzed various educational transitions in the life course, such as early pre-school education and care, secondary school, school-to-work transition, and adult education in Russia.

My main research interests focus on labor market and employment research, migration and refugee research, post-socialist societies particularly Russia, international comparison, institutional change, social stratification, gender inequality, social inequality of educational opportunities, life course research, adult education, and quantitative data analysis.


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