Curriculum Vitae

I am a post-doctoral senior researcher at the Migration and International Labour Studies Opens in a new windowDepartment in the Institute for Employment Research (IAB)Opens in a new window, the Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency, Nuremberg, Germany. At the IAB, I lead the Project IAB-BAMF-SOEP Survey of RefugeesOpens in a new window (with H. Brücker) and the Project IAB-BiB/FReDA-BAMF-SOEP Survey “Refugees from Ukraine in Germany” (with H. Brücker and S. Schwanhäuser). Since 05/2021, I lead the IAB Working Group “Consequences of the COVID-19 PandemicOpens in a new window” (with L. Pohlan).

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

Previously (2011-2016), I was a member of the Comparative Life Course and Inequality Research Centre (CLIC)Opens in a new window at the Department of Social and Political Science in the European University InstituteOpens in a new window, and part of the research team on the ERCOpens in a new window-funded international comparative research project ‘Education as a Lifelong Process – Comparing Educational Trajectories in Modern SocietiesOpens in a new window’ (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.

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 InstituteOpens in a new window.  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 linkOpens in a new window to a big event.

My latest CV can be accessed here.