I am interested in the mechanisms behind educational upward mobility. My research examines why some children manage to thrive in education although they are coming from families with a low socioeconomic status. Particularly, I am interested in the relative importance of family and child characteristics in the process of upward mobility. The orientation of my research project is very interdisciplinary: I draw on research from sociology, psychology and educational sciences. Methodologically, my research is primarily quantitative in nature.
The LEAD Graduate School and Research Network provides me the perfect surrounding for my interdisciplinary oriented PhD project. I enjoy the scientific diversity and expertise of the LEAD Graduate School and Research Network members. The atmosphere is very supportive and supervisors are met very regularly. Further, I appreciate that the structured programs allows you to stay focused and to present your research to each other in regular intervals.
Intersection 5: Education, Life Course Development and Social Disparities
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Pia Schober, Dr. Nicole Tieben
Associated PhD Candidate at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen
|Since 10/2018|| |
Doctoral Student at the Department of Sociology, University of Tübingen
|10/2015-10/2018||PhD Candidate at the LEAD Graduate School & Research Network, University of Tübingen (Germany)|
|09/2013–07/2015||Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Mannheim (Germany)|
|09/2014–05/2015||Student Research Assistant, University of Mannheim (Germany) Department of Social Sciences, Chair of Microsociology and Social Psychology, Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless, Supervisor: Dipl.-Psych. Julia Engel|
|09/2013–05/2014||Exchange Year, Indiana University, Bloomington (USA)|
|05/2013–08/2013||Research Intern, University of Kingston, London (England) |
Department of Psychology, School of Sociology, Criminology and Psychology, Supervisor: Dr. Gaëlle Villejoubert
|09/2009–07-2012||Bachelor of Arts Sociology (Major) Educational Sciences (Minor), University of Mannheim (Germany)|
|09/2011–01/2012||Exchange Semester, University of Bern (Switzerland)|
|Student Research Assistant, University of Mannheim (Germany) Department of Social Sciences, Chair of Microsociology and Social Psychology, Prof. Dr. Herbert Bless, Supervisor: Dr. Sabine G. Scholl|