Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin - Faculty of Humanities and Social Science - Chair Instructional Research

Dr. Tanja Mayer


Portrait Tanja Mayer
Photo: Martin Ibold


Research Assistant

Geschwister-Scholl-Straße 7, R. 328
10117 Berlin
Tel. +49(0)30/2093-66855
E-Mail: Briefumschlag


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  • Private Schools

  • Empirical Research of Education

  • School Choice





Curriculum Vitae


Academic career


Since 01/2019 Coordinator for the School Internship Programme
Since 09/2012 Research Assistant at the Chair Instructional Research at the Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the Arbeitsstelle Privatschulforschung
12/2009 - 07/2012 Student Assistant at the longitudinal study BiKS („Bildungsprozesse, Kompetenzentwicklung und Selektionsentscheidungen im Vor- und Grundschulalter“). Chair of Sociology I, Otto-Friedrich Universität Bamberg, Germany.
01/2011 - 04/2011 Development of a Bibliography “Research Datasets of Older People in Austria”. Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Comsumer Protection (Vienna, Austria).
09/2010 – 01/2011 Internship Chair of Sociology, Universität Wien (Vienna, Austria); Survey “Education of elderly people in rural areas”.





Ph.D. Degree

Thesis: "School Choice of Public and Private Primary Schools in the Context of Distinction, Segregation and Social Inequality." 

09/2006 – 08/2012

Degree in Sociology (“Diplom”/Master equivalent), Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg, Germany

Thesis: “Educational Decisions at the end of Primary School: An Empirical Analysis with special reference to effects of social background and rational approaches.”
07/2006 Abitur am Gymnasium Königsbrunn (Bayern)







Kultur-, Sozial- und Bildungswissenschaftliche Fakultät   
Institut für Erziehungswissenschaften
Abt. Systematische Didaktik und Unterrichtsforschung