Biography

I am a Postdoctoral Prize Research Fellow in Sociology at Nuffield College, Oxford. Before joining the College, I worked as a postdoctoral research assistant at the Department for Social Sciences at the University of Kaiserslautern. I received an M.A. in Sociology from the LMU Munich and a Dr. phil in Sociology from the University of Kaiserslautern.

My main research interests include environmental sociology, spatial demography and quantitative methods. In my previous work, I have analysed the spatial distribution of air pollution and how it relates to selective migration patterns. More broadly, I am interested how environmental conditions and space shape peoples behaviour. One of my current projects investigates the effect of experiencing extreme weather events on environmental attitudes and behaviour. In another project, I am using machine learning methods to analyse internal migration trajectories and neighbourhood attainment of immigrant minorities in England. Methodologically, I am mainly interested in quantitative methods for spatial and longitudinal data as well as in computational methods - especially in the field of causal inference.

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News

New research on vaccine certificates and vaccination uptake with Melinda Mills has been featured in the Daily Mail: COVID vaccine passports DO work (at least at making people get the shot!) Threat of being banned from bars and clubs triggered sudden shot uptake among young, study shows

Featured in Daily Mail, The Guardian, and Süddeutsche Zeitung

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Interests

  • Environmental Sociology
  • Spatial Demography
  • Causal Inference
  • Computational Methods
  • Spatial Econometrics / GIS
  • Programming in R

Education

  • Dr. phil in Sociology, 2018

    TU Kaiserslautern

  • MA in Sociology & Statistics, 2015

    LMU Munich

  • BA in Sociology & Economics, 2012

    LMU Munich

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