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Since October 2018, I work in the Laboratory of Digital and Computational Demography at the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (headed by Emilio Zagheni). My current research interests lie in family sociology, social stratification, and agent-based computational modeling.

Between September 2013 and September 2018, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Centre for Sociological Research of KU Leuven, where I was part of the GENDERBALL project team (principal investigator: Jan Van Bavel). In the context of this project, I have examined the implications of the shifting gender balance in education for reproductive behavior in Europe, mostly by means of agent-based computational modeling.

In my Ph.D. research at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology at the University of Groningen, I have examined the emergence of status differentiation from small group interaction by means of agent-based computational modeling and social network analysis (supervisors: Rafael Wittek and Andreas Flache). I was particularly interested in the social construction of status characteristics such as gender, age, and ethnicity. A digital copy of my dissertation can be obtained here

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