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I am a PhD candidate in economic sociology and political economy at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies in Cologne. During the spring of 2019, I was a visiting scholar at Columbia University in New York City.

Prior to my doctoral studies, I worked at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB), the Institute of Economic and Social Research (WSI), and the Max Planck Institute of Economics. From 2009 to 2016, I studied socio-economics (B.A.) and sociology (M.A.) in Nuremberg, Jena, Berkeley, and Dublin.

My research interests include economic sociology, higher education, labor markets, organizations, science studies, and social stratification. My dissertation investigates how business schools shape students’ career aspirations.