Short CV

since 2018

Professor for Methodology of  Higher Education and Science Studies, Leibniz Universität Hannover, LCSS Leibniz Center for Science and Society


Habilitation in Sociology (habil.), University of Kassel (Habilitation Thesis: State of the Art, Challenges, and Perspectives of International Comparative Social Science Research: The Case of Higher Education Research)

2012 - 2017

Senior Researcher, International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER), University of Kassel; responsible for the research area “Change of Knowledge”

February 2017 - April 2017

Visiting Scholar in the Department for Sociology and Anthropology, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

February 2013 - September 2013

Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE).

2009 - 2011

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Co-Principal Investigator for the project “Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies” (CINHEKS), International Centre for Higher Education Research (INCHER), University of Kassel


Dissertation in Sociology (Dr. Phil.), Bielefeld University (Dissertion Thesis: From an Organized Institution to an Institutionalized Organization. An Analysis of Mission Statements of German Universities)

2006 - 2008

Academic Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean for Studies and Teaching, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

2003 - 2006

Researcher for the project “International Visibility of Mechanical Engineering

2002 - 2003

Research in Germany” Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University


Diploma in Sociology (Dipl. Soz.), Bielefeld University (with a spezialization in the sociology of science/science and technology studies (STS) and a minor in psychology)