Hi, welcome to my personal website. I am head of the GESIS Panel and deputy head of the department Survey Design and Methodology at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences. My research interests focus on methods of empirical research in the social sciences, family sociology and juvenile delinquency.

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  • Survey Research
  • Research Synthesis
  • Open Science
  • Family Sociology
  • Juvenile Delinquency


  • Dr. rer. pol., 2008

    University of Cologne, Germany

  • Magister Artium, Major in Sociology, Minors in Philosophy and Geography, 2002

    University of Cologne, Germany