Curriculum Vitae and about

Academic and Non-Academic Positions

  • Academic Trustee of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation
  • Member of the Research Council of the Insitute for Social Research in Frankfurt, Germany
  • Member of the Working Committee ‚Labour Policy‘ at the Industrial Union of Metalworkers (IG Metall), Board of Directors
  • Board Member of the Campus Institute Data Science (CIDAS)

    Professional career

    • Since 10/2021 Professor for ‘Sociology with a focus on Digitalisation in the World of Work’ at the Institute of Sociology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen, Germany
    • 2007-2021 Research Fellow at the ISF Munich, Germany
    • 03/2020-09/2020 Interim professor of the professorship Political Sociology of Social Inequalities (Prof. Dr. Stephan Lessenich) at the Institute of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich, Germany
    • 2015-2017 Research Assistant at the Institute of Sociology at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany, Project ‘From Model to Control: The Influence of Economics on Central Bank Policymaking in Financial Markets’
    • 2013 Research Fellow at the Work and Employment Research Unit, Business School, University of Greenwich, UK.


    • 2015 Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) at the Friedrich-Schiller-University, Jena, Germany. Title of dissertation: ‘Usefulness and Utilization of Work. Employees in Conflict between Corporate Goals and Their Own Demands’ published by Nomos/Sigma and awarded for the Dissertation Prize 2016 of the Section of Sociology of Work and Industry of the German Sociological Association.
    • 2010-2014 Doctoral scholarship holder of the Hans-Böckler-Foundation.
    • 2001-2007 Sociology in Munich, Germany and Cape Town, South Africa. Graduation at the Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich.