Research interests

Methods of Empirical Social Research
Globalization of Higher Education and Work
Migration, Mobility, and Transnationalism
Social Inequality and Discrimination


Research projects

SciMo - Determinants and Career Effects of Scientists' International Mobility (Factorial survey module)
2017-2019, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), together with Nicolai Netz (Principle Investigator), German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)

Educational Mobility and Labor Market Success
2014-2015, funded by the Profor-Fund of the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Relocating, Commuting, or Both? Job-related Mobility Decisions of Academics in Switzerland
2013, funded by the Swiss National Science Fund, together with Nicola Hilti, ETH Zurich

Norms and Sanctions in Everyday Situations
2013-2014, funded by the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, together with Stefanie Eifler

Determinants of Bonus Payments for Employees in Companies. A Multi-level Factorial Survey Design
2012-2015, self funded, together with Martin Wienhold, Leibniz-University Hannover

Coexistence in the City
2012-2015, self funded, together with Stefanie Eifler (Principle Investigator), CU Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

Multi-Locality and Spatial Development
2012-2015, funded by the Academy for Spatial Research and Planning / Leibniz Forum for Spatial Sciences, together with an interdisciplinary research group

Social Justice in Germany
2012-2013, funded by the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt, together with Thomas Brunner & Carlos Watzka, Karl-Franzens-University Graz

MOHSL - Mobility of High Skilled Labor
2011-2014, funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), together with Petra Moog and Tamara Peter, University of Siegen

Multilocality, Place-related Attitudes, and Local Activities
2008-2011, dissertation project, funded by the Faculty of Social and Cultural Sciences, European University Viadrina Frankfurt (Oder)

New Multi-local Household Types
2006-2008, funded by the German Research Council (DFG), together with Christine Weiske (Principle Investigator) and Diana Zierold, Chemnitz University of Technology

Community Development in the Former Flood Zone
2004, scientific monitoring project, funded by the Caritas Germany, together with Bernhard Prosch, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg