Born 1964; 1986-1992 Studies of Education, History and Romanistics in Tübingen; 1992-2003 Reserach Fellow at the Institute for Regional Innovation and Social Research (IRIS e.V.), Tübingen; 2000 Phd; 2003-2010 Lecturer at the University of Tübingen; 2009 Habilitation.
Youth research, youth welfare and youth policy, transitions in the life course and biography, international comparison
Current research projects:
- DFG-funded research training centre Doing Transitions: the Formation of Transitions in the Life Course, in collaboration with Eberhard Karls University Tübingen (2017-2021)
- Policies Supporting Young Adults in their Life Course – A Comparative Perspective of Lifelong Learning and Inclusion in Education and Work in Europe (YOUNG ADULLLT) (HORIZON 2020; 2016-2019)
- Spaces and Styles of Participation. Formal, non-formal and informal possibilities of young people’s participation in European cities (PARTISPACE) (HORIZON 2020; 2015-2018)
- Transition Processing. Pedagogical Rationalities in services of accompaniment and counselling in transitions to work (in cooperation with the universities of Hildesheim, Flensburg, Tübingen and Luxemburg (2015-2017, DFG)