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Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät - Hochschulforschung / Hochschulbildung


Vita | Publikationen | Vorträge | Lehre 
Employment and Affiliations
since 2021 Juniorprofessor for higher education research at the Department of Education Studies, Humboldt-University Berlin
2018-2021 Postdoc in the working group Methodology of Higher Education and Science Research at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society, Leibniz University Hannover, Germany
2016 Postdoctoral Fellow at the Department of Sociology, Harvard University, Cambridge, USA
2015-2018 Temporal Position of Principal Investigator (German Research Foundation (DFG) “Eigene Stelle”) at the Department of Science Studies at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, University of Bonn, Germany

Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK, and at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, Boston, USA

2014 Postdoc in the ERC Project “Discursive Construction of Academic Excellence, DISCONEX”, Centre for Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, UK
2013-2014 Research Assistant at the chair for Sociology, esp. Sociological Theory, University of Bamberg, Germany

Research Assistant at the chairs Sociology of Knowledge and Education, Qualitative Methods, and Sociology of the University, University of Mainz, Germany

2010 Academic Visitor at the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, UK
2008 Research Internship at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany


2021 Habilitation (venia: Soziologie), Leibniz University Hannover, Germany

PhD (“summa cum laude”), University of Bamberg, Germany

2008-2011 Graduate School “Markets and Social Systems in Europe”, University of Bamberg, Germany
2008 Diploma in sociology, University of Bamberg, Germany


Prizes, Grants and scholarships
2020 Research Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG) (with Kathia Serrano Velarde)
2020 International summer school funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (with Anna Kosmützky, Christian Imdorf); postponed to 2021 due to the Corona pandemic
2019 First prize with a contribution to a prize question of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (with David Kaldewey, Julia Schubert)
2019 Symposium Grant of the Volkswagen Foundation (with Anna Kosmützky)
2018 Travel Grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)
2017 Workshop Grant of the Volkswagen Foundation (with David Kaldewey)
2016 Alumni Grant of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2015 Conference Grant of the American Friends of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation (with Kathrin Zippel)
2014-2015 Feodor Lynen Postdoctoral Research Fellowship of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation
2014 Research Grant of the German Research Foundation (DFG)
2012 Travel Grant of the Academy of Sciences and Literature, Mainz, Germany
2008-2011 PhD Scholarship of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the Graduate School “Markets and Social Systems in Europe”


Academic service and memberships
Ongoing Reviewer for American Journal of Sociology, British Journal of Sociology, European Sociological Review, Forum Qualitative Research, Higher Education, Higher Education Quarterly, History of Humanities, Humanities, Humanities & Social Sciences Communications, Leviathan, Organization, Perspectives on Science, Poetics, Science and Public Policy, Science as Culture, Scientometrics, Social Science History, Sociological Focus, Sociologie et Sociétés, Soziale Welt
  Reviewer for German Research Foundation (DFG), Fellowship-Program at the Max-Weber-Kolleg of the University of Erfurt, Erasmus-Program of the University of Bonn, National Science Centre Poland
since 2020 Member of the Robert K. Merton Centre for Science Studies at Humboldt University Berlin
since 2019 Member of the PhD board of the Faculty of Philosophy at Leibniz University Hannover
since 2018 Member of the DFG Research Network On the Way to Valuation Society?
  Elected representative of non-professorial academic staff at Leibniz Center for Science and Society, Leibniz University Hannover
since 2017 Founding member and speaker of the working group Sociology of Science and Higher Education Research in the DGS section Science and Technology Studies
since 2016 Member of the DFG Research Network The Sociology of Sociological Knowledge
since 2015 Member of the DFG Research Network Political Sociology of Transnational Fields
2009-2011 Coordinator of the DFG graduate school “Markets and Social Systems in Europe” (with Philipp Klages)