Professional Experience

Since April 2013
GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Cologne
Post-doctoral Researcher
August 2011 – March 2013
Institute of Computer Sciences & Faculty of Humanities, University of Düsseldorf
February 2007 –
September 2008
German Social Science Infrastructure, Cologne
Assistant to the President (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jagodzinski)
January 2006 –
September 2008
Central Archive for Empirical Social Research, University of Cologne
Research Assistant (Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jagodzinski)
October 2003 –
December 2004
Institute for Social Sciences, University of Stuttgart
Student Assistant (Prof. Dr. Oscar W. Gabriel)


December 2011
PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) at University of CologneTopic of the dissertation: Alternative Spiritualties in Europe. An Empirical Analysis (Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Jagodzinski und Prof. Dr. Heiner Meulemann)
October 2008 –
July 2011
Full PhD scholarship of the German Science Foundation at the research training group “Social Order and Life Chances in International Comparison” (SOCLIFE) at the University of Cologne (Chair: Prof. Dr. Hans-Jürgen Andreß)
September 2000 – September 2005
French-German integrated study programme of social sciences at the University of Stuttgart and the Institut d’Études Politiques de Bordeaux (SciencesPo Bordeaux)
September 2005
Graduate in Social Sciences (Diplomsozialwissenschaftler) at University of StuttgartTopic of the thesis „Cost-containment policies for public health insurances. A comparison of France and Germany“
June 2003
Graduate in Political Science from SciencesPo Bordeaux (Diplôme de l’Institut d’Études Politiques de Bordeaux)
June 1999
French-German High-School Degree (Deutsch-französisch bilinguales Abitur) at Rhein-Maas-Gymnasium Aachen