• since October 2019: Professor for Theories and Methods of Childhood Studies, Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, Leuphana University Lüneburg
  • 2015 -2019: Post-doc research associate, Institute of Sociology, Sociology of Work and Organization, Leibnitz University Hannover
  • 2014-2015: DAAD Research Fellow, Crimes against Children Research Center/Family Research Lab, University of New Hampshire
  • 2013-2014: Post-doc research associate, Institute of Sociology of Family, Youth and Education, University of Wuppertal
  • 2013: Guest researcher & lecturer, Department of Sociology, Umeå Universitet, Sweden
  • 2012-2013: Research assistent, Institute of Social Theory, University of Wuppertal
  • 2010-2013: Research assistent, DFG-Project "Professionelle Interventionen in den privaten Kindesraum", Institute of Sociology of Family, Youth and Education, University of Wuppertal

Education and degrees

  • 2013 Ph.D. (Sociology) Thesis: ‘Die Fabrikation europäischer Kultur’ [the fabrication of culture], Grade: summa cum laude
    University of Wuppertal
  • 2005 Diploma in Social Sciences
    University of Wuppertal

Memberships in academic organizations

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie
    - Sociology of the body and sports
    - Sociology of Childhood, board member since 2016
  • European Sociological Association
    - RN 04: Sociology of Children and Childhood
    - RN 28: Society and Sports
  • International Sociological Association
    - RC 27 Sociology of Sport
    - RC 53 Sociology of Childhood - 2010-1018: Officer at Large
    - RC 54 The Body in the Social Sciences
    - TG 06 Institutional Ethnography
    - TG 07 Senses and Society

Reviewing activities


  • Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation (ZSE)
  • Children and Youth Services Review
  • Gender. Zeitschrift für Geschlecht, Kultur und Gesellschaft
  • Human Studies. A Journal for Philosopy and the Social Sciences
  • Journal of Family Studies
  • Soziopolis