I am a sociologist from Berlin and currently an Associate Professor and “Ramón y Cajal” Fellow at the Department of Social Sciences of Universidad Carlos III de Madrid as well as member of the Carlos III-Juan March Institute of Social Sciences (IC3JM). Since March 2018, I am the Principal Investigator of the research project “Effort and Social Inequality” (EFFORT), funded by a Starting Grant by the European Research Council, and lead a Research Group at the WZB Social Science Center Berlin related to this interdisciplinary project.
I studied Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin (Diplom, 2006) and obtained a PhD in Social Sciences at the European University Institute in Florence in 2010. Until 2014, I have been a Postdoctoral Researcher and “Juan de la Cierva” Fellow at the Spanish National Distance-learning University (UNED) in Madrid.
I am an active member of the ISA’s Research Committee 28 on Social Stratification and Mobility, and of the Research Group on “Population and Society” (GEPS) as well as Associated Fellow of the Discrimination and Inequality Lab (D-Lab). I am a member of the Editorial Board of the journal “Work, Aging and Retirement”, and I am a Working Group Co-Leader in COST Action IS1409 on “Gender and health impacts of policies extending working life in western countries” . In an advisory capacity to the Spanish State Research Agency (AEI), I furthermore co-manage the Spanish involvements in the Joint Programming Initiative “More Years Better Lives” and the NORFACE Network .
My research interests include: retirement and the life course, social stratification and educational attainment, gender and ethnic inequality, social participation and family.