Professor of Sociology with focus on Family and Migration

Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae



Academic Positions


Awards and Fellowships


Other Professional Activities


Research Stays Abroad


Professional Memberships

since 2019 European Association for Population Studies (EAPS)

  • Committee “Family Demography and Family Law”

since 2015 German Association of Demography (DGD)

since 2003 German Sociological Association (DGS)

  • Section on Migration and Interethnic Relations
  • Section on Family
  • Sektion on Ageing and Society

since 2000 American Sociological Association (ASA)

  • Section on International Migration
  • Section on Family
  • Section on Ageing and the Life Course
  • Section on Sociology of Population

since 1999 International Sociological Association (ISA)

  • Committee on Family Research (RC06)


Reviews for Journals and Organizations

Research Foundations

  • German Research Foundation (DFG)

  • Swiss National Science Foundation (FNSNF)

  • National Research Fund Luxembourg (FNR)

  • Scientific Commission Lower Saxony

  • Czech Science Foundation (GAČR)

  • Humanities in the European Research Area (HERA)

  • Volkswagen Foundation

  • Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council Canada (SSHRC)

  • The Austrian Science Fund (FWF) 


National (German) Journals

  • Journal of Sociology (Zeitschrift für Soziologie) (ZfS)
  • Comparative Population Studies - Zeitschrift für Bevölkerungswissenschaft (CPoS)

  • Journal of Sociology of Parenting and Socialization (Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation) (ZSE)

  • Journal of Family Research (Zeitschrift für Familienforschung) (ZfF)

  • Gender. Journal of Gender, Culture and Society (Gender Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft)


International Journals

  • Childhood 

  • Family Process (FP) 

  • European Journal of Ageing

  • Advances in Life Course Research (ALCR)

  • European Psychologist (EP)

  • European Sociological Review (ESR)

  • International Journal of Intercultural Relations (IJIR)

  • International Journal of Psychology (IJP)

  • International Journal of Sociology and Anthropology (IJSA)

  • Journal of Comparative Family Studies (JCFS)

  • Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS)

  • Journal of Family Issues (JFI)

  • Journal of Family Studies

  • Journal of Gerontology: Social Sciences (JGSS)

  • Journal of Marriage and Family (JMF)

  • Journal of Population Ageing (JPOA) 

  • Österreichische Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ÖZS)

  • Social Indicators Research (SOCI)

  • Time & Society

  • Demography

  • Aging and Mental Health

  • Family Relations