Short CV/Education and training

  • 1992
    Cand.mag degree, University of Bergen, Norway in comparative politics, economics and German

  • 1994
    Cand.Polit. degree in Comparative politics at the University of Bergen, Norway (including courses as Erasmus student at the Department of Political Science, Friedrich-Wilhelm-Universität, Bonn, Germany, 09/1992-07/1993)

  • 1995 – 1997
    Lecturer, Department of Sociology (part of Central Archive University Institute staff), University of Cologne, Germany

  • Since 1996
    Academic employee – since 2006 head – of the European Data Laboratory for Comparative Social Research at GESIS (former Central Archive for Empirical Social Research) in Cologne, Germany

  • 2003
    Dr. rer. soc. in political science at the Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen, Germany

  • 2009 – 2010
    EU-Coordinator of the ZA-EUROLAB project supported in FP6 (

  • Since 2011
    Professor of International Politics at the Cologne Business School, Cologne

  • 2013 – 2014
    Fellow, Harvard Humanitarian Initiative

  • 2013 – 2018
    Vice-President for Research and Knowledge Transfer, Cologne Business School

Selected publications

Selected projects

  • Partner in EU-ITN Project „Children Born of War –Past, Present and Future, 2015-2018.

  • “Children born of war in a comparative perspective – state of the art and recommendations for future research and policy implementations” conference funding from Kompetenzfeld V „Soziale Ungleichheiten und Interkulturelle Bildung“ (SINTER), Universität zu Köln (with Elke Kleinau).

  • Partner in DFG-Project “Besatzungskinder. Bildungs- und Differenzerfahrungen” 2015-2018 (lead Elke Kleinau, University of Cologne).

  • Partner in BMBF-Projekt “Social Media Forensics (SoMeFo)” 2015-2017 (lead Simon Hegelich, University of Siegen).

  • "Norwegian children of the Wehrmacht – Psychosocial consequences, identity development and experience with prejudice" (with Miertsch/ Glaesmer/Kuwert), 2014-2015

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Selection juries:

  • Research project evaluations, candidate assessments, professoral assessments for amongst others: British Academy, EC Marie Curie programme 2010, 2012, ICREA Academia Call 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, Canada Council for the Arts, University of Birmingham, University of Tromsö.

  • Selection scientific bodies:

  • Affiliated Expert Harvard Humanitarian Initiative, since 09/2014

  • Chair of IG Data for Development at the Research Data Alliance, since 2014

  • 10/2012-01/2013 Acting Dean Faculty International Culture and Management, Cologne Business School

  • 12/2011-12/2013 Elected member of the Senate of the Cologne Business School

Media coverage

  • Selection:

  • (2012) Politikwissenschaftlerin über den Breivik-Prozess und Fremdenfeindlichkeit in Norwegen. Ingvill Mochmann im Gespräch mit Friedbert Meurer, Deutschlandfunk, 17.4. 2012

  • (2010) Interview ”65 Jahre danach. Französisch-deutsche Kriegskinder fordern ihre Rechte ein“, Deutschlandfunk, 11.06. 2010, 1201708/ und

  • (2010) Interview ”Kinder des Krieges”,Berliner Zeitung, 05.05. 2010, p. 3 (http://www. i/2010/0505/seite3/0001/index.html).

Additional qualifications

  • Consultant for the Norwegian Ministry for Foreign Affairs to the project Refleks- norske interesser i en globalisert verden (Refleks – Norwegian interests in a globalised world, 2008

  • Advisor (with Kai Grieg UN-Bergen and Elna Johnsen) on the development of the United Nation Comprehensive Strategy on Assistance and Support to Victims of Sexual Exploitation and Abuse by United Nations Staff and Related Personnel A/RES/62/214, 21 December 2007.

  • Humanitarian Action Evaluation and Implementation Science Summer Workshop, Harvard School of Public Health and Humanitarian Academy at Harvard,2013

  • Various leadership courses (leading teams, communication in teams and with employees), since 2006

Soft Skills/Other activities and achievements

Soft Skills

  • Representative of the playground Rondorfer Hauptstrasse by the City of Cologne since 2005

  • Board member of Förderverein Kita am Sportplatz'99, 2004 – 2012

  • Basketball coach Ulriken Basketballklubb, Bergen, Norway, 1984-85

Other activities and achievements/family


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