Curriculum Vitae

Since 09/2010Professor of Empirical Research in Education at the University of Kassel
2008-2010Research position at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF), Project StEG: Study on the development of all-day schools
2008Substitute professorship for school pedagogy at the University of Heidelberg
2006-2007Substitute professorship for educational science at the Department I, Educational Sciences, of the University of Trier
2006Habilitation at the University of Potsdam, teaching qualification in the field of educational science
2005-2006Substitute professorship in the field of educational science with a focus on empirical school research at the Department of Educational Science, Human Sciences, University of Kassel
2003-2005Research fellowship of the German Research Foundation (DFG), topic of the research project: Gender-specific processes of political identity formation in adolescence
2001-2002Research assistant in the DFG-funded international research project "Political Socialization of Adolescents in the New Federal States of the Federal Republic of Germany (Brandenburg), in Israel and on the West Bank", University of Potsdam
1995-2001Research assistant in the DFG-funded research project "Political Socialization of High School Students in Brandenburg," University of Potsdam
1998Doctorate at the University of Potsdam, overall grade: magna cum laude; dissertation thesis: "Media Use and Political Socialization
1993-1994Doctoral scholarship according to the law for the promotion of young researchers (NaFöG) at the FU Berlin
1992Magister Artium (M.A.) at the Free University of Berlin, overall grade: very good
1987-1992Studies of Educational Science (major), Psychology (minor) and Philosophy (minor) at the Freie Universität Berlin