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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 (China), University College London (Great Britain) and Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

I received my doctoral training in 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) (Switzerland) in 2012. In spring 2017, I have been a guest researcher at the Erasmus University Rotterdam (The Netherlands).

I am mainly conducting research in the fields of economic sociology and family sociology and have acquired large experience in quantitative and qualitative methods, data preparation and data harmonization. I am mainly interested in studying the effects of economic globalization on the transition to adulthood and demographic change. In my studies I have for example been studying the effects of demographic change on other fields of society, e.g. the economy, in an international and intranational comparative perspective. Up to now, I have conducted comparative research on the USA, European and East Asian societies as well as regional diversity within Germany.

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!