BIO

Education

  • Habilitation (habil.), Department of Social Sciences, University of Kassel, 2017.
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Dr. Phil.), Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, 2010.
  • Diploma in Sociology (Dipl. Soz.), Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, 2002.

Professional Experience

  • Professor in Methodology of Higher Education Research and Science Studies, Leibniz Universität Hannover, LCSS Leibniz Center for Science and Society, 01/2018-ongoing
  • Assistant Professor, International Center for Higher Education Research (INCHER), 01/2012–12/2017.
  • Visiting Scholar in the Department for Sociology and Anthropology at the Hebrew University, Jerusalem, 02/2017-04/2017.
  • Visiting Scholar at the University of California, Berkeley, Center for Studies in Higher Education (CSHE), 02/2013–08/2013.
  • Post-Doctoral Researcher and Co-Principal Investigator for the project “Change in Networks, Higher Education and Knowledge Societies” (CINHEKS), University of Kassel, INCHER-Kassel, 10/2009–12/2011.
  • Academic Coordinator and Assistant to the Dean for Studies and Teaching, Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University, 10/2006–09/2008.
  • Doctoral fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Graduate School “Entering the Knowledge Society,” Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University, 04/2003–3/2006.
  • Researcher for the project “Evaluation of the Department of Sociology,” Department of Sociology, University of Bielefeld, 10/2004–08/2005
  • Researcher for the project “International Visibility of Mechanical Engineering Research in Germany”, Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), University of Bielefeld, 09/2002–06/2003.
  • Intern and Research Assistant at the Institute for Innovation Transfer (IIT GmbH) and Office for Technology Transfer of Bielefeld University, 07/1999–06/2000.
  • Research and Teaching Assistant at the Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), University of Bielefeld, 06/1999–06/2002.

Awards, Grants, and Scholarships

  • 09/2017 (currently under review) Project proposal as part of the DFG-Research Group „Wettbewerb im Hochschulsystem: Konstruktionsprozesse, Handlungskoordination und Folgewirkungen“, with Georg Krücken, Guido Bünstorf, Uwe Schimank, Kathia Serrano Velarde, Jetta Frost, Rick Vogel, Uwe Cantner, Stefan Kirchner, Tina Wolff und Otto Hüther.

    7/2017 Grant from the Federal Ministry of Education and Reserch (BMBF): „MOOCs after the Goldrush: Welchen Einfluss haben offene digitale Lehrformate auf Anbieterstruktur und Geschäftsmodelle in der tertiären Bildung (MOOC AG)“ (with Guido Bünstorf and Georg Krücken), Grant: 316.100,- €.

  • 12/2016 Short Term Research Grant Minerva Stiftung. Grant: 4100,- €.

    12/2016 Grant „Aufbau internationaler Kooperationen“, German Research Foundation (DFG), Grant: 6800,- €.

  • 1/2016 Grant from the INCHER Innovation Fund for the Advancement of Research and Development of a Grant Proposal for a Research Group (ERC-Starting Grant) on International Collaborative Research; Grant: 16.500 €.
  • 9/2014 DAAD Travel Grant for the 39th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 19-20, 2014, Washington D.C., U.S.A.
  • 3/2014-12/2015 Selected participant of the mentoring program “ProProfessur” of the Universities of Hesse under the auspices of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMBF) aiming at promoting young female professors.
  • 9/2013 Grant from the Federal Ministry of the Interior for the project “Indicator Model for the Reporting on Early Career Researchers” [“Indikatorenmodell für die Bildungsberichterstattung zum wissenschaftlichen Nachwuchs”] (with Georg Krücken)]; Grant: 34.000 €.
  • 7/2013 DAAD Travel Grant for the 38th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE), November 13-18, 2013, St. Louis, MO, U.S.A.
  • 01/2012 Grant by the University of Kassel for the project “Institutional and Organizational Change of German Universities between 1990 and 2010: An Organizational Analysis on the Basis of Organizational Charts” [“Institutioneller und Organisationaler Wandel von Deutschen Universitäten Zwischen 1990 und 2010: Eine Organisationssoziologische Analyse auf der Basis von Organigrammen”] (with Georg Krücken); Grant: 8.750 €.
  • 8/2012 DAAD Travel Grant for the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Freedom to Learn, November 14-17, 2012, Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A.
  • 2011–2012 Grants from the European Science Foundation (ESF). Program: Higher Education and Social Change (EUROHESC) for three Workshops (with David Hoffman, Terhi Nokkala, Georg Krücken), in June 2011, January 2012 and June 2012. Total grants: 35.000 €.
  • 9/2011 DAAD Travel Grant for the 36th Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE): Meeting the Challenge of a Changing future, November 16-19, 2011, Charlotte, NC, U.S.A.
  • 12/2010 Grant from the Expert Commission on Research and Innovation (EFI) for the project “Status and Perspectives of Research in German Universities” [“Status und Entwicklungsperspektiven der Forschung an Hochschulen in Deutschland”] (with Barbara Kehm). Grant: 15.000 €.
  • 2006 Second Prize in the Ph.D. Poster Competition from the PRIME (Policies for Research and Innovation in the Move towards the ERA) –Network of Excellence.
  • 04/2003–3/2006 Doctoral fellowship from the German Research Foundation (DFG) at the Graduate School “Entering the Knowledge Society,” Institute for Science and Technology Studies (IWT), Bielefeld University.

Professional Associations and Service

  • 3/2014–3/2017  Member of the Consortium National Report on Junior Scholars 2017 [Konsortium Bundesbericht Wissenschaftlicher Nachwuchs 2017].
  • 3/2016–10/2016  External Referee/ Evaluator of the Competence Center for Bibliometrics [Kompetenzzentrum Bibliometrie], on behalf of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF).
  • 11/2012–11/2014  Board Member of the Council for International Higher Education (CIHE) of the Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE).
  • 6/2011  Founding Member of the European Early Career Higher Education Researchers-Network (ECHER).
  • 11/2007–05/2008  Member of the Jury of the “Ulrich-Teichler-Award for Outstanding Doctoral Dissertations” [“Ulrich-Teichler-Preis für Herausragende Promotionen” and GFHF-Preises für Herausragende Abschlussarbeiten im Bereich der Hochschulforschung”].
  • 05/2006–05/2008  Board Member of the German Society for Higher Education Research [Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung e.V. (GFHF)].
  • 05/2006–05/2008  Chair of the Board of the German Network of Early Career Researchers in Higher Education Research [Nachwuchs der Hochschulforscherinnen und Hochschulforscher (HOFONA)]; Founder of HOFONA (with Kerstin Janson and Uta Bielfeldt).

Reviewer for Journals

Administration and Society; Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung; Critical Studies in Education; European Journal for Higher Education; Higher Education; Higher Education Policy; die Hochschule; Minerva; der Moderne Staat; Science and Public Policy; Studies in Higher Education; Technological Forecasting and Social Change; Tertiary Education and Management.

Membership professional Associations

Association for the Study of Higher Education (ASHE); Comparative and International Education Society (CIES); Consortium of Higher Education Researchers (CHER); Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS); European Association for the Study of Science and Technology (EASST); European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS).