Analytical Sociology


analysis using/ software development using R

The language I use most besides German and English.

Complex data munging

Getting my hands dirty

Statistics and Causal Inference

Hierarchical models, causal graphs, stochastic actor oriented models, multiple imputation…

Social network analysis

One aspect of analytical Sociology I like to focus on.



Scientific employee


Jan 2018 – Present Hannover
Responsibilities include:

  • Software development
  • Software testing
  • Preparing scientific use files/campus use files of data sets
  • Research

Project manager data & analysis

respondi AG

Apr 2017 – Feb 2018 Cologne
I was the company’s data scientist responsible for innovative analyes – e.g. analysing online behavioral data and reaction time data used to measure cognitive associations.

Scientific employee

University of Cologne, Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology

Oct 2016 – Mar 2017 Cologne
I gave a course on analytical sociology and conducted research.

PhD student

University of Cologne, SOCLIFE graduate school

Oct 2013 – Sep 2016 Cologne
I started my dissertation on Coleman’s intergenerational closure conjecture, took part in many courses, gave talks and learned a lot.

Recent Posts

Bubble artifacts These tweets and other artifacts from my sociology/statistics bubble caught my eyes recently. I’ll try to publish …

There’s a multitude of starter kits and configurations readily available for the text editor GNU Emacs. Recently, I’ve started to use …

In the future I will write blog entries. Since I have a comment function I would like to state that the following communication rules …



Dissertation on Intergenerational Closure

I study the effects of parental social networks on their children’s school performance.