Research Interests

Central Eastern Europe and post-socialist transformation; interpretative social research, biographical research, discourse and text analysis, methodology of qualitative social research, sociolgy of knowledge; transnational migration and care work; gender studies; German-Polish relations and cultures of memory; research on democracy, civil society and human rights

Post-Doc Project

German-Polish relations in taking care of elderly people

Opiekuje sie Pani/Pan starsza osoba w Niemczech? - Interview partners needed!

PhD Project

"Civic engagement in Poland in times of transformation - an approach using biographical research and discourse analysis"

Awarded in the scientific competition of the Polish ambassador (Generalkonsulat Hamburg) - dissertation 2015.

Organisation of Workshop and Conferences

  • 09/2016-09/2017: Organisation of RN03 Sessions for the 13th ESA Conference: "(Un)Making Europe: Capitalism, Solidarities, Subjectivities", Athens/Greece, 29.8.-1.9.17, with Prof. K. Kazmierska (Lodz).
  • 09/2015-09/2016: Organisation of ESA RN03 Midterm Conference "Biographical Reserach: Inequality and Innovation", Riga/Latvia, 22.-23.9.16, with Prof. B. Bela (Riga) und Prof. K. Kazmierska (Lodz)
  • 08/2013-08/2014: Organisation of the Summer School "Societies in Transition. Former Soviet Union and East Central Europe between Conflict and Reconciliation", Friedrich Schiller-Universität Jena, with Prof. Dr. M. Leiner, Dr. M. Gockel, M. Palme M.A., 22.-28.8.2014
  • 02-04/2014: Organisation of the Workshop "Aktuelle Forschungen zu Nachkriegsgewalt 1918-1923" [Current research on post-war violence 1918-1923], Herder-Institut, Marburg, with Prof. Dr. Robert Gerwarth, 26.3.2014.
  • 01-12/2013: Organisation of the Annual Conference of the Leibniz Graduate School for Cultures of Knowledge in Central European Transnational Contexts: "Gender and Knowledge/Science in East Central Europe", Herder-Institute, Marburg, with Prof. Claudia Kraft, Prof. Peter Haslinger, Stanislava Kolková, Kinga Kuligowska, 12/13 December 2013
  • 01-04/2013: Organisation of the Workshop "Cultures of Opposition - Samizdat in East Central Europe", Herder-Institut, Marburg, 24.4.13.
  • 12/2012-04/2013: Organisation of the "Herder-Alumni-Tagung 2013: Kaleidoskop aktueller Studien und Projekte zur Ostmitteleuropaforschung", Marburg, with Prof. Peter Haslinger, Dr. Heidi Hein-Kircher, 11-13 April 2013.
  • 07/2012- 01/2013: Organisation of the Annual Conference of the Section Biographical Research of the German Sociological Association (DGS) "Biography and Discourse", Universität Kassel, with Prof. Helma Lutz, Prof. Elisabeth Tuider, Dr. Martina Schiebel, Dr. Tina Spies, 17/18 January 2013.
  • 01-12/2010: Organisation of the workshop for young academics "Creating Knowledge. A Workshop about Theory Building in Case-Reconstructive Research in Social Sciences", University of Goettingen, 19/20 November 2010.
  • 02-04/2010: Assisting in the organisation of the workshop "Biographie und Recht" [Biography and Legal Context], 23/24 April 2010, University of Goettingen, Centre of Methods in Social Sciences
  • 04-05/2008: Organisation of a method workshop with Prof. R. Keller on discourse analysis, 23/24 May 2008 at the Centre of Methods in Social Sciences, University of Goettingen, with Agnieszka Zimowska.
  • 10- 12/2007: Assisting in the organisation of the international conference "Ethnicity, Biography, Belonging, and Ethnography", 7-9 December 2007 at the Centre of Methods in Social Sciences/ Göttingen.

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