|Since 2011||Doctoral fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne|
|2012||Visiting Scholar at the Roberta Buffet Center for International and Comparative Studies, Northwestern University, USA|
|2009-2011||Research assistant at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne
Project: "The Fiscal Crisis of the State in Contemporary Capitalism"
|2008||Assistant at "Archiv für Sozialgeschichte", Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation, Bonn|
|2005-2006||Year abroad at the School of Politics and International Studies, University of Leeds|
|2003-2009||M.A. equivalent in Political Science, Law and Business Administration, University of Bonn
Thesis on contemporary changes in German labour relations