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on my website. I am currently a senior research fellow in the international project “Life Course and Family Dynamics in a Comparative Perspective”. The project is situated at the Technical University Chemnitz, Germany and is conducted in cooperation with the Universities of Princeton, USA, Peking University, Beijing, University College London, Great Britain and Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

I received my doctoral training at the graduate program of the International Max Planck Research School on the Social and Political Constitution of the Economy (IMPRS–SPCE) of the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies and the University of Cologne. During my PhD I was a visiting scholar at the Université de Lausanne (UNIL) in 2012. Recently, I have been a guest researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.

I am mainly conducting research in the fields of  family sociology and urban sociology and have acquired large experience in quantitative and qualitative methods, data preparation and data harmonization. I am interested in studying the effects of economic globalization on the transition to adulthood and demographic change. Furthermore, I am studying the effects of demographic change on other fields of society, e.g. the economy, in an internationally comparative perspective. Up to now, I have compared the USA, European and East Asian societies in my research.

I am always interested in learning about nice visualizations of data analysis, in getting to know new methods and in interdisciplinary teamwork. Here, I share my ideas on data analysis and visualization. Have a look and have fun!