- activism and volunteering
- political participation
- social movements
- research methods and research ethics
Accepting applications from PhD students.
I joined the Department of Sociology, Social Policy and Criminology in 2005. After studying at the Free University Berlin and the University of Connecticut (Ph.D in Sociology, 1997), I directed a research project on Weimar, Cultural Capital of Europe 1999 at the Bauhaus University Weimar (1997-1999). From 2000 until 2005, I was German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Pennsylvania. I am a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.