I am a researcher at the Department of Social Sciences at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. My research interests include (global) social inequality and family sociology. In my research, I like to use the R software environment and approaches from the toolkit of computational social sciences such as topic models and webscraping.
In my PhD thesis, I analyze current ‘Leitbilder’ (normative ideals) of ‘good parenting’ and their relation to social inequality. I use both classical surveys and newer sources of social research such as online discussion forums.
With my colleagues at the chair of macrosociology I also collaborate on projects addressing changes in the structure of social inequality. My understanding of social inequality is a broad one that includes questions regarding the way individuals perceive objective social inequality but also the regulation of mobility rights through states.
Dr. phil (equiv. PhD), 2019
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
M.A. Sociology & Social Research, 2013
University of Bremen
B.A. Social and Organizational Pedagogy, 2011
University of Hildesheim
Currently, I do not have teaching obligations. However, I regularly organize workshops on webscraping, text mining and visualization with R.
For an overview of my teaching portfolio see my homepage at the chair of macrosociology link.