Short CV/Education and training

  • Since 2015
    Postdoc at the ALLBUS research data centre in the department "Data Archive for the Social Sciences", GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences, Germany

  • 2015
    Doctorate (Dr. rer. soc.) at the University of Mannheim (summa cum laude), Germany

  • 2009 – 2015
    Research associate and lecturer at the University of Mannheim, Germany, and Utrecht University, The Netherlands

  • 2008
    Diplom degree in sociology from Bielefeld University, Germany (cumulative grade: with distinction). Diplom thesis: Familial socialization and youth violence. A comparative analysis of the relationship between experiencing parental violence in childhood and youth violence.

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Harmonizing and synthesizing partnership histories from different research data infrastructures (German Research Foundation (DFG),

Media coverage

  • "Das sind Wunden, die hat man. Wiederholen Scheidungskinder als Erwachsene die Fehler ihrer Eltern?" (Those are wounds people have. Do children of divorce repeat the errors of their parents as adults?), Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung (FAZ newspaper, Sunday edition), 08 Jan. 2012

  • "Was Scheidungskindern hilft" (What helps children of divorce), Gehirn & Geist (magazine), 08 March 2010

  • "Hohes Scheidungsrisiko. Menschen, die nach der Scheidung der Eltern in Patchworkfamilien aufgewachsen sind, erleben häufiger als andere eine Trennung" (High risk of divorce. People who grow up in patchwork families after their parents' divorce are more likely than others to experience divorce). Psychologie Heute (magazine), November 2009

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Other activities and achievements/family

  • married, mother of 2 children (*2016, *2019)


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