I am a Senior Lecturer (Akademischer Rat) at the University of Göttingen's Institute of Sociology and an External Collaborator to the Global Mobilities Project at the European University Institute's Migration Policy Centre. I hold an MSc in Sociology from Oxford University and a PhD (with distinction) in the same field from BIGSSS. My research often cuts across disciplinary boundaries, covering survey research and network analyses on topics such as transnational mobility and migration, regional integration and globalization, power law structures and human behavior under uncertainty. I have been a visitor to Princeton University's Global Systemic Risk research community and the European Commission's Joint Research Centre.
The Global Mobilities Project won the second prize of the Open Data Impact Award 2020 for the datasets on transnational mobility and visa costs that we made publicly available for free. The award, which is sponsored by Stifterverband für die Deutsche Wissenschaft and innOsci - Forum offene Innovationskultur is endowed with 10,000 Euros, which we will use to move the project forward. Stifterverband also produced this beautiful animated video (in German):