Curriculum Vitae

Professional Development:

05 – 06 / 2022  
Visiting Professor at ‘Netherlands Institute for the Study of Crime and Law Enforcement’ Amsterdam

since 03 / 2015
Full Professor (W3) of Sociological Methodology of Qualitative Reconstructive Research at the University of Kassel

10 / 2012 – 02 / 2014
Visiting Professor (W2) of Process-oriented Sociology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt

14 / 01 / 2013
Habilitation” at Philosophical Faculty III of Humboldt University Berlin, “Venia Legendi” in Sociology

Title of the monograph: „Die Sozialität des Visuellen. Fundierung der hermeneutischen Videoanalyse und materiale Analysen“ (The Sociality of the Visual. The Establishment of Video Hermeneutics and Material Analyses)

Title of the talk: „Soziologie der Witze“ (Sociology of Jokes)

Referees: Prof. Dr. Klaus Eder, Humboldt University Berlin, Prof. Dr. Hubert Knoblauch, Technical University Berlin

01 / 2011 – 06 / 2011
Scholarship for the final compilation of the „Habilitation“ monograph, Equal Opportunity Program, Humboldt University Berlin

11 / 2008 – 12 / 2010
Academic manager of the European PhD-Program in Socio-Economic and Statistical Studies at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

04 / 2006 – 12 / 2011
Junior research group leader of the research project ‘The Effect of Computerized Knowledge in the Operating Room from a Gender Perspective’ (submitter of the research proposal) funded by “Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft”(German Research Association), Department Sociology of Work and Gender Relations, Institute for Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

06 – 07 / 2008
Visiting Scholar with Prof. Lorenza Mondada at the laboratory “ICAR UMR 5191” (“Interactions, Corpus, Apprentissage, Représentations – Unité Mixte de Recherche 5191”), Department “Sciences du Langage”, University Lyon 2, France

04 / 2004 – 03 / 2006
Postdoctoral Scholarship from “Berliner Programm zur Förderung der Chancengleichheit von Frauen in Forschung und Lehre” (Berlin Equal Opportunity Program), title of the research project: ‘Classifications in Human-Machine Interaction: Anthropomorphization and Gendering of Computer Supported Information Systems in Hospitals’

10 – 11 / 2005
Visiting scholar with Prof. Susan Leigh Star und Prof. Geoffrey Bowker at the Center for Science, Technology and Society, Santa Clara University, California, USA

01 / 2002 – 03 / 2004


02 / 1996
Magistra Artium in Philosophy(second discipline: Physics), Overall assessment: “gut” (good), title of the thesis: ‘The Impact of Pierre Duhems “Théorie physique” on the Philosophy of Science’

11 / 1994
Master of Science in Science and Technology Studies, Faculty of Social Sciences, Overall assessment: “B” (equivalent of ‘good’), title of the thesis: ‘The Social Production of Soft Condensed Matter Physics’

1993 – 1994
Postgraduate Studies in Science and Technology Studies, Research Center for Social Sciences, University of Edinburgh

10 / 1992
Diploma in Physics, overall assessment: “sehr gut” (excellent), title of the thesis: ‘The Perturbation of the Angular Distribution (PAD) for ZnMnS investigated by time-dependent spin rotation measurements’

1987 – 1993
Double-degree studies in Physics and Philosophy, Technical University Berlin

1986 – 1987
“Classe préparatoire” (undergraduate work) for “Ecole Normale Supérieure de Sèvres-Ulm Paris” in Philosophy and Classical Languages

1978 – 1986
Lycée Franco-Allemand de Berlin, “Abitur” and “baccalauréat”

Academic assistant to the Dean of the Faculty of Processes in Engineering, Technical University Berlin

04 – 08 / 2001
Research fellow at the research project ‘Loops of Knowledge between the Orientation towards Clients and Innovation Processes’ funded by “Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung” (German Federal Ministry of Education and Research), Institute for Sociology, Department Work, Occupation and Organization, University Duisburg

27 / 03 / 2001
Obtainment of the doctoral degree Dr. phil. in Sociology from the University of Kassel, Overall assessment: “sehr gut” (excellent),

Title of the thesis: ‘The Narration Analysis of Biographical Self-Presentations of Experts in Nuclear Technology in Comparison with the Parliamentary and Public Discourses’

Referees: Prof. Dr. Wolfram Fischer-Rosenthal, University of Kassel, Prof. Dr. Andreas Knie, Social Science Research Centre Berlin

01 / 1995 – 12 / 1999
Research fellow with teaching duties, Institute for Social Sciences, Department Sociology of Technology, Technical University Berlin