Main Focus

  • Sociology of entrepreneurship
  • Sociology of property
  • Organizational sociology
  • Economic sociology
  • Qualitative social research

Curriculum Vitae

since November 2021
Head of the research group on Business, Ownership, and Family Wealth, Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne

Head of the Freigeist Junior Research Group "Entrepreneurial Group Dynamics", Institute for Sociology, Technische Universität Berlin

Postdoctoral Fellow, Department for Sociology, University of California Berkeley

Research Fellow, policy advice, Gesellschaft für Innovationsforschung mbH, Berlin

Dr. phil., Institute for Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin

Research fellow, Institute for Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin

Professional Activities (selected)

  • Affiliated member of the SFB 294 "Strukturwandel des Eigentums"  
  • Head of DFG Network "Venturing Together!"  
  • Spokesperson of the DGS working group “Die Arbeit der Selbständigen“ (Sociology of Work and Industrial Relations Section of the German Sociological Association)  
  • Member of the "Round Table Mittelstand" organized by the Institut für Mittelstand and the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy

Awards and honors (selected)

Award for Outstanding Teaching, Faculty VI, TU Berlin  

Family Business Review Best Published Paper 2018 (with Francesco Barbera and Rocki DeWitt)  

Freigeist Fellowship, VolkswagenStiftung  

FOBI Scholarship of Grand Valley State University (with Francesco Barbera and Rocki DeWitt)

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