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.
On Thursday, 12 October 2017, I successfully defended my PhD Thesis Mapping the Transnational World: Towards a Comparative Sociology of Regional Integration. The examination board, consisting of Prof. Dr. Jan Delhey, Prof. Dr. Steffen Mau, Prof. Dr. Jürgen Gerhards, Prof. Dr. Johannes Huinink, Dr. Franziska Deutsch, Dr. Arndt Wonka, and Ms. Nora Waitkus, unanimously decided on a "pass with distinction". I would like to thank everyone involved for their commitment.