Institut für Soziologie

Service to the profession

Scientific advisory board memberships:

International Editorial Advisory Board of the journal „Families, Relationships, Societies”


Scientific Advisory Board of Foundation "Haus der kleinen Forscher" (“Little Scientists' House”)


Junior Research Group “Medicalising and psychologising social problems: Challenges and opportunities for social policy (MEPYSO)” funded by the German Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs


Project “Evaluation of parental leave in Luxembourg, focus on couples’ strategies and the role of workplace characteristics (PARENT)” funded by the Luxembourg National Research Fund


Projects ‘Flexible living and working‘ and ‘Daddy at home, mummy at work...?"’ funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation


Project ‘Atypical employment and key life domains’ funded by the Hans-Böckler-Foundation 


Referee for scientific journals:

American Journal of Sociology; American Sociological Review; Acta Sociologica; Child Indicators Research; Comparative Population Studies; Demography; European Sociological Review; Fathering; Feminist Economics; Frühe Bildung (Early Education); Gender & Society; International Journal of Comparative Sociology; Journal of European Social Policy; Journal of Family Issues; Journal of Happiness Studies; Journal of Longitudinal and Life Course Studies; Journal of Marriage and Family; Journal of Social Policy; Population Studies; Research in Labor Economics; Research in Social Stratification and Mobility; Schmollers Jahrbuch (Journal of Applied Social Science Studies); Social Science Research; Sociology of Education; Work, Employment & Society; World Development; Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaften; Zeitschrift für Familenforschung (Journal of Family Research); Zeitschrift für Soziologie

Referee for grant applications:

European Research Council; Flemish Research Council; Hans-Böckler Foundation; Swiss Research Council

Conference organisation:

Organiser, Workshop “Current social challenges in China and Germany”, University of Tübingen, September 2019

Co-Organiser, Conference ‘ ECEC quality – new interdisciplinary perspectives on an old issue’, DIW Berlin, March 2017

Organiser, Conference ‘Greater gender equality, (un)happier families?’, Cambridge University, December 2010

Co-organiser, Policy conference on gender inequalities, Cambridge University, December 2009

Other professional roles

Head of Department, Sociology, University of Tübingen                                     Mar 16 – Nov 18

International exchange coordinator, Sociology, University of Tübingen               Mar 16 – Mar 17

Ph.D. student representative, Social Policy Department, London School of           Oct 05 – Sep 08

Economics, UK