I am a general sociologist and empirical researcher with the main areas of work in

  • Higher Education and Science Studies
  • Sociology of Knowledge
    • sociology of conventions / orders of worth (Boltanski and Thévenot), and
    • interactive and multi-scalar knowledge conversion and transfer (e.g., in economically underdeveloped regions in German and Sub-Sahara Africa)
  • qualitative and quantitative as well as mixed methods (e.g., bibliometrics, content analysis, cross-country comparison, interviews and surveys)

As coordinator of research on "Innovation und Transfer" I am currently involved in the following cooperative research projects:

From January 2020 to December 2022, I was associate editor of Studies in Higher Education.