Short CV/Education and training

  • 2005
    Master's in Sociology (minors: Psychology and Philosophy), University of Cologne, Germany. Thesis: Socio-economic position and anti-immigrant attitudes in Europe. An empirical study of the relationships between deprivation, competition and negative ethnic prejudice.

  • 2009
    DPhil at Nuffield College, University of Oxford

    During this time I worked on the cross-nationally comparable measurement of educational attainment for comparative survey research. A number of recommendations developed in my thesis were subsequently implemented in round 5 of the European Social Survey.

  • 2009 – 20111
    Post-doctoral prize research fellow at Nuffield College

  • Since 2011
    Scientific coordinator of the new GESIS Summer School in Survey Methodology, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Mannheim, Germany

  • Since 2012
    Head of the knowledge transfer department at GESIS

Selected publications

  • Schneider, Silke L. (2013): The international standard classification of education 2011. In: Birkelund, Gunn Elisabeth (Hrsg.): Class and Stratification Analysis. Comparative Social Research, 30: Emerald, S. 365-379.

  • Schneider, Silke L.; Tieben, Nicole (2011): A healthy sorting machine? : Social inequality in the transition to upper secondary education in Germany. In: Oxford Review of Education, 37/2, S. 139-166.

  • Schneider, Silke L. (2010): Nominal comparability is not enough: (In-)equivalence of construct validity of cross-national measures of educational attainment in the European Social Survey. In: Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, Jg. 28, H. 3, S. 343-357.

  • Schneider, Silke L. (Hrsg.) (2008): The International Standard Classification of Education: An Evaluation of Content and Criterion Validity for 15 European Countries. Mannheim: Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialfoschung.

Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Computer-Assisted Measurement and Coding of Educational Qualifications in Surveys (CAMCES), 2013 – 2016

  • Revision of the educational attainment measures in the European Social Survey, 2009 – 2011

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • 2nd editor of book reviews, European Sociological Review, since 2013

  • Member of the Technical Advisory Panel for the development of the International Standard Classification of Education (ISCED) 2011, Unesco Institute for Statistics, Montreal, 2008 – 2011


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