Vita

Professional Experience

Since 02/2018 Researcher in the project “Diversität und Wandel der Erziehung in Migrantenfamilien” (DIWAN), department Family and Family Policies, German Youth Institute (DJI), Munich.

04/2015-01/2018 Postdoc position at the Research Centre for Transnational Social Support, University of Hildesheim Foundation.

07/2013-03/2015 Researcher and lecturer at the research unit “Transnationalization, Development and Migration”, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University.

09/2011-03/2015 Scientific assistant for the international study programme “International Track of the MA Sociology”, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University.

03/2008-08/2011 Researcher in the project “Transnationalisation, Migration and Transformation: Multi-Level Analysis of Migrant Transnationalism” (TRANS-NET), funded by the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University.

05/2007-12/2007 Researcher in the project “Information Network for Integration” (INTEGRA.net), funded within the EU programme “Integration of Third Country Nationals” (INTI), Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University.

10/2006-11/2006 Internship at the migrant organisation “Association des Travailleurs Maghrébins de France“ (ATMF), Paris.

01/2006-06/2006 Researcher at the Faculty of Sociology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

03/2001-12/2005 Student assistant at the Faculty of Sociology, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich.

Education

10/2011-09/2014 PhD at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS), Bielefeld University. Doctoral thesis: “Soziale Nähe bei physischer Distanz. Transnationale persönliche Beziehungen von türkischen Migrantinnen und Migranten in Deutschland.“

11/1999-12/2005 Studies of sociology at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich. Diploma thesis: “Die Externalisierung des Barbarischen. Eine Analyse über soziologische Konzeptionen von Barbarei.“

09/1997-07/1999 Berufsoberschule (secondary education), Munich.

09/1994-07/1997 Professional training as clerical administrative assistant at the German Patent Office, Munich.

Memberships

  • Section “Migration and Ethnic Minorities” of the German Sociological Association (DGS)
  • RN “Sociology of Migration” of the European Sociological Association (ESA)
  • AK “Geographische Migrationsforschung” of the German Society of Geography (DGfG)
  • German Network of Forced Migration Researchers
  • AK “Migration” at the German Youth Institute (DJI)
  • Section “Methods of Qualitative Social Research” of the German Sociological Association (DGS)

Reviewer for Journals

  • Discourse. Journal of Childhood and Adolescence Research
  • Ethnic and Racial Studies
  • Ethnicities
  • Forum: Qualitative Social Research
  • Global Networks: A Journal of Transnational Affairs
  • InterDisciplines: Journal of History and Sociology
  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies
  • Journal of Family Research
  • Social Work and Society
  • Soziale Welt