My research focuses on social interactions in institutional contexts of educational work.
I am a postdoctoral researcher at the Sociology department of the Bundeswehr University Munich, which concentrates on everyday sociology of globalisation (see https://www.unibw.de/soziologie/professur-fuer-soziologie-der-globalisierung-1, directed first by Teresa Koloma Beck, then Endre Dányi and now Michael Ernst-Heidenreich). Currently, I conduct research on institutional work dealing with extremism and deradicalisation.
Previously, I worked at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt and the Humboldt University of Berlin in a research project on social, cultural and organisational forms of knowledge generation and circulation in police work on crime prevention (see http://codisp.de/, directed by Thomas Scheffer).
I completed my PhD and was a lecturer of Social Sciences at the Sociology Department of the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz and the University of Burgundy in Dijon (supervised by Johannes Angermüller and Jean-Louis Tornatore). My PhD project dealt with museum exhibitions about public representations of immigrants in France and Germany. I studied Philosophy at the University of Stuttgart and the University of Paris 8 and Psychology at the University of Edinburgh.
In the analysis of governmental and educational institutions, I combine methods of ethnomethodological interaction analysis, poststructural discourse analysis and analytical ethnography in a theory-oriented, microsociological contextualisation analysis. In ethnographic focus groups I provide a reflexive forum in which I discuss my observations with the practitioners who I accompanied during their work.