Institute of Sociology

Karoline Mikus


Keplerstraße 2, room 145
72074 Tübingen
+49 7071 29 77461

Office hours
Mon 2:30 – 4 pm, by email appointment

Short biography

since October 2015
Doctoral Candidate at the Department of Sociology and the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen.

Research interests: Educational inequalities, early childhood

Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Mannheim

Areas of specialization: quantitative social research, family, education and labour market / Master thesis: "The Effect of Childhood Health on Educational Outcomes" (grade 1.7)

Bachelor of Arts in Sociology with minor in educational sciences, University of Mannheim

Areas of specialization: quantitative social research, social psychology, general sociology and special sociological disciplines / Bachelor thesis: "The connection between environmental awareness and ecologically responsible behaviour. A matter of awareness or costs?" (grade 1.0)

Stays at universities abroad

Indiana University, USA (2013-2014); Kingston University, UK (2013); Universität Bern (2011-2012)

Research interests

  • Educational inequalities
  • Cultural capital
  • Early childhood education
  • Parenting
  • Children's skill development


Conference presentations

Organized leisure activities in early childhood and social inequalities in cognitive and social skills

Poster presentations:

  • Amsterdam Centre for Inequality Studies Konferenz, Amsterdam (07/2018)
  • ISA RC 28 Spring Meeting, Seoul (03/2018)

Channels of reproduction: Parents' transmission of cultural capital and children's conversion of cultural capital into high educational performance

Poster presentations:

  • ISA RC28 Spring Meeting, Köln (03/2017)
  • Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung Tagung, Heidelberg (03/2017)
  • National Educational Panel Study Nutzerkonferenz, Bamber (07/2016)


Summer term 2019


Winter term 2018/19


  • Seminar: Childhood Socialization and Skill Development in a Digital Age (BA)