Title of the Projekt
Social Exclusion and the Welfare State – Institutional Logics of Unemployment Compensation and Social Assistance in Britain and Germany

Curriculum Vitae

born September 2nd 1973 in Hannover

Academic Education

October 2001 -
Doctoral Student in the Postgraduate Programme “The Future of the European Social Model” of the Georg-August University Goettingen

October 1994 - March 2001
Graduate and Undergraduate Studies in Sociology, Political Science and North-American Studies at the Free University Berlin
M.A.-Thesis: “Community Development in Berlin – Socio-Spatial Politics in the Multiply Divided City”

August 1997 - August 1998
Graduate Studies in Sociology and Political Science at the Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research, New York/USA


October 2002
Research stay at the London School of Economics, London/UK, supported by EUSSIRF

University Teaching

October 2005 - February 2006
Graduate Seminar "Theories and Diagnoses of Welfare State Change" at the Department of Social Policy and Political Sociology of the Humboldt-University Berlin

April - Juli 2005
Graduate Seminar “Activation in Europe. Labour Market Policy in International Perspective" at the Department of Sociology of the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena

October – Februar 2003/4
Graduate Seminar “Sociological Discussions of Social Inequality” at the Faculty of Social Sciences, Georg-August-University Goettingen

October – Februar 2000/1
Graduate Seminar “Urban Underclass and Social Exclusion” at the Institute of Sociology, Free University Berlin

1998 – 2000
Teaching Assistant: Tutorials in Sociological Theory and Economic Sociology

Occupational Activities

May – September 2001
Internship with the Heinrich-Boell-Foundation (Berlin), Department for Labour Markets and Social Policy

April 2001
Research for the German Institute of Urban Affairs (Difu), Berlin

1998 – 2000
Teaching and Research Assistant at the Institute of Sociology of the Free University Berlin, Department “Social Structure and Theoretical Foundations of Sociology”