Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

10.2015-03.2016 Visiting Professor in Macrosociology, Institute of Sociology Institut, Free University Berlin.
since 04.2014 Professor for Social Sciences at the Willy Brandt Center for German and European Studies at the University of Wroclaw
10.2013-03.2014 Visiting  Professor in Methods, Department of Socio-Economics, University of Hamburg.
10.2008-03.2013 Assistant Professor "Sociology of European Societies",  Institute of Sociology Institut, Free University Berlin
04.2008-09.2008 Parental leave
10.2004-09.2008 Research Associate at the Free University Berlin, Institute for Sociology, Group for Macrosociology, Professor Dr. Jürgen Gerhards
02.2002-09.2004 Research Associate at the University of Leipzig, Institute for Cultural Studies, Group for Cultural Sociology, Professor Dr. Jürgen Gerhards
08.2001-01.2002 Research Associate at the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Research in the Project "Political Culture and Civic Activism“
05.2001-08.2001 Study for the Öko-Institut Freiburg: „Made by Öko-Institut. Wissen­schaft in einer bewegten Umwelt“ (Made by Öko-Institut. Science in a Changing Environment)

09.2000-08.2001

Continuation of the work as Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter to Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht at the Science Centre Berlin (WZB), Department „Social Movements and Public Sphere“; now: Research Group „Civil Society, Citizenship and Political Mobilization in Europe“
01.2000-09.2000 Visiting Researcher at the  School of Social Policy, Sociology and Social Research, University of Kent at Canterbury; funded by the Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)
03.1998-01.2000 Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter to Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht at the Science Centre Berlin (WZB), Department „Social Movements and Public Sphere“; now: Research Group „Civil Society, Citizenship and Political Mobilization in Europe“

Project: „Transformation of Environmental Activism“, internationally coordinated by Prof. Christopher Rootes

08.1994-09.1997 Studentische Hilfskraft for Professor Helmut Kromrey, Institute for Sociology at the Free University Berlin, Section Methods for Empirical Research.

Academic Positions Held

since 2009 Privatdozent (private lecturer with professoral rights) at the Freie Universität Berlin
07.2009 Habilitation, venia legendi: "Sociology"
04.2002 Doctor-Degree (“magna cum laude”)

Dissertation: „Nationale Umweltorganisationen und der lange Weg nach Brüssel. Über die Europäisierung der deutschen und britischen Umweltbewegung.“ (National Environmental Organizations on the long road to Brussels. On the Europeanisation of the German and British Environmental Movement),

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Friedhelm Neidhardt and Prof. Dr. Dieter Rucht

08.1997 Final Examination (German Diplom) in Sociology (“very good”);

Additional subjects: Economics (specialisation: Organisation and Management) and Psychology

05.1995 Pre-degree in Economics
05.1994 Intermediate Examination in Economics
04.1993 additional studies in Economics
09.1991 University studies in Sociology, Free University Berlin

Other

since 2012 Fellow at the Institut für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung (i.Gr.)
2011 Expert for the scientific forum "Public security"
2009 Expert for the national forum "Engagement and participation" organized by the Bundesnetzwerk Bürgerschaftliches Engagement for the Bundesministeriums für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend [Federal ministry for family affairs, senior citizens, women and youth]
since 1999 Editor: Forschungsjournal Neue Soziale Bewegungen