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Curriculum Vitæ

Since fall term 2013
Full professor of Environmental Sociology at FSU Jena, joint appointment with Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research - UFZ, Leipzig, Germany, also head of the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at UFZ.

04/2005 - 09/2013
Senior Researcher in the Department of Urban and Environmental Sociology at UFZ Leipzig (granted tenure in 2009), since June 2008 deputy head of the department

04/2012 - 09/2012
Interim professor of Economic and Environmental Sociology at Martin Luther University of Halle

11/2008
Habilitation in Sociology at the Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg ("Umhabilitierung" from Bielefeld University)

04/2002 - 03/2005
Co-Director of the "Real World Experiments Project," Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

08 - 12/2003
Guest Researcher and Lecturer, Department of Sociology and the Environmental Studies Program, Loyola University Chicago, USA

07/2001 - 03/2002
Post Doctoral Fellow (German Research Foundation, DFG), Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

02 - 07/2000
DAAD Doctoral Fellow, Department of Rural Sociology, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA

06/2001
Dr. rer. soc. (~ Ph.D.) Sociology, Bielefeld University

04/1999 - 06/2001
Doctoral Fellow in the German Research Foundation's (DFG) Graduate School "Genese, Strukturen und Folgen von Wissenschaft und Technik," Institute for Science and Technology Studies, Bielefeld University

01/1998 - 03/1999
Scientific Assistant at the Department of Sociology, Bielefeld University

01/1998
Diplom (~ M.A.), Sociology, Bielefeld University ("With Distinction")

08/1995 - 07/1996
Graduate Student. Department of Sociology, Humboldt State University, California, USA

04 - 09/1992
Volunteer work in environmental conservation and restoration projects, Involvement Volunteers Ass. Inc., Victoria, Australia