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I’am a first year master student in Science Studies at the Humboldt-University of Berlin, which is carried out in cooperation with the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and the German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW). At the moment I’m writing my master thesis about the internationalization of science funding.

Furthermore, I’m an exchange student at the Centre for Research on Evaluation, Science and Technology (CREST) in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at Stellenbosch University. CREST is part of the DST-NRF Centre of Excellence in Scientometrics and Science, Technology and Innovation Policy (SciSTIP).

I have done my bachelor’s degree in Sociology at the University of Mannheim. My minor was Psychology. I wrote my bachelor thesis („Network, signal or human capital? Effects of workexperience during higher education on the transition into the labour market.“) within the fields of higher education research and economic sociology.

Moreover, I studied Communication Sciences (Mannheim) as well as History and Cultural Studies (Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg). Therefore I’m always interested in topics with cross connections to these disciplines.

Please feel free to contact me.

My favorite fields of study are ...

  • science studies
    • quantitative methods, bibliometrics and scientometrics
    • research evaluation and quality assurance at universities
    • science policy
    • higher education research and sociology of education
    • sociology, philosophy and history of science
  • technology studies
    • innovation policy
    • technology transfer
  • development and regional studies
  • economic sociology
  • organisational studies
  • social psychology and microsociology
  • analytical sociology

Methodological interests

I’m methodologically interested the most in:

  • quantitative methods of empirical social research
  • social networks analysis
  • comparative historical research