I am a sociologist working in sociology of science, higher education studies, and the sociologies of knowledge and culture.
Within these fields, my research facilitates historical and contemporary perspectives on power and social inequality, touching on topics like academic knowledge and academic careers, subjectivity and performativity, and evaluation and boundaries.
I work as a Postdoc at the Leibniz Center for Science and Society at the Leibniz University Hannover. Having received my PhD from the University of Bamberg in 2014, I was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation in 2014, 2015, and 2016 at the Centre of Applied Linguistics, University of Warwick, at the Department of Sociology and Anthropology, Northeastern University, Boston, and at the Department of Sociology at Harvard University, Cambridge. From 2015 to 2018, I was a Postdoc at the Forum Internationale Wissenschaft, University of Bonn, and principal investigator of a research project funded by the German Research Foundation.
My recent research has appeared in American Journal of Cultural Sociology, Poetics, Higher Education, Zeitschrift für Soziologie, and History of Humanities. I am a member of the research networks “Political Sociology of Transnational Fields“, “The Sociology of Sociological Knowledge“, and “On the Way to Valuation Society?“, all funded by the German Research Foundation.
Together with David Kaldewey and Julia Schubert (University of Bonn), I have won the first prize with a contribution to a prize question of the Austrian Academy of Sciences on evaluating the societal relevance of research.