About me

I am Professor of Migration Research at the Otto-Friedrich-University Bamberg and Head of the Research Department Migration and International Labour Studies (together with Herbert Brücker) in the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency, Nuremberg, Germany.

I am Co-PI of an DFG-funded project on the migration and integration of Ukrainian Refugees in Germany (SUARE), an elected Board Member and serve as a Secretary/Treasurer of the International Sociological Association (ISA) Research Committee on Social Stratification and Mobility (RC28), and a 2023 Winner of the Raymond Boudon Award for Early Career Achievement in Sociology.

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, and got attention by policy and media.

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