Gäste des Forschungsschwerpunkts
Dr. Tamás Keller holds a PhD in sociology and serves as a researcher at TÁRKI Social Research Inc. (http://www.tarki.hu/en/about/staff/kelt/keller_cv.html). From August 2015 until August 2016, he spends his academic year as an Alexander von Humboldt Post-Doctoral Researcher in the project group National Educational Panel Study.
He is currently working on projects explaining inequality in educational opportunity. His project as an Alexander von Humboldt research fellow is about the choice for tertiary education in Germany and a special attention is dedicated to the role of subjectively estimated success in this process.
Prof. Matthew Mahutca is a guest of the USP unit and is also Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of California-Riverside.
Paul de Graaf
Prof. Dr. Paul de Graaf is guest of the Research Unit "Skill Formation and Labor Market.
Ramsey Wise is a visiting researcher of the Research Unit "Skill Formation and Labor Market. She is PhD student at the Bremen International Graduate School for the Social Sciences (BIGSSS) at the University of Bremen, where she also took part in the creative unit project “Internationalization of Education Policy: After PISA and the Bologna Process” as part of the Collaborative Research Center, “Transformations of the State”. Before starting her doctoral studies, she completed a master’s degree in public policy at the Hertie School of Governance in Berlin. While visiting at the WZB as a PhD guest this semester, she joins the Education and Labor Market Research Unit, where she continues her doctoral work on atypical employment during the school-to-work transition. Her research interests also include social stratification and inequality research using longitudinal methods.
Jennifer Elsner graduated at University Duisburg-Essen with a degree in social sciences. She is research fellow at the University of Siegen and is a guest fellow in the Project Group “National Educational Panel Study: Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning“.
Florencia Torche is associate professor of sociology and education at New York University. She is a sociologist of education, stratification and mobility, and demography and is guest fellow in the Research Unit "Inequality and Social Policy". Florencia is here til the end of June and will give a lecture on Monday the 29th.
Doug Lauen is a associate professor of public policy at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill and guest of the Inequality and Social Policy research group until the beginning of August. He works at the intersection of sociology, economics, and public policy analysis. His research employs quantitative methods to understand the effects of educational accountability, school choice, and high poverty classrooms and neighborhoods, using primarily administrative data from school districts and states. While at WZB, Lauen will be working on tracing the effects of teachers and schools on student outcomes such as test score achievement and high school graduation.
James Conran is a guest researcher at the WZB from June 2014 until February 2015, affiliated with the Inequality and Social Policy Unit. James is a doctoral candidate at the Department of Political Science at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and student affiliate at the Minda de Gunzberg Center for European Studies at Harvard University. His research interests are centered on the comparative political economy and political sociology of the developed democracies. At the WZB he is working on his dissertation project, which examines cross-national variation and historical evolution of working time regimes. Before coming to MIT he received a BA International in History and Politics from University College Dublin and an MSc in Comparative Politics from the London School of Economics. He also worked at the Economic and Social Research Institute in Dublin.
Felix Elwert is Vilas Associate Professor of Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is hosted by the research unit Inequality and Social Policy and the research unit Skill Formation and Labor Markets. At the WZB, Prof. Elwert works on the interpersonal and intergenerational transmission of social disadvantage, and on methods of causal inference.
Cassandra Engeman, is a PhD candidate in the Department of Sociology and Senior Researcher at the NSF Center for Nanotechnology in Society at the University of California, Santa Barbara (UCSB). At present, she is a guest researcher at the research unit Inequality and Social Policy until the end of July, 2015. Her research focuses on social movements and workplace policies and explores relationships between social policy and institutions, particularly labor unions. She recently published research on social movement unionism and the Los Angeles immigrant rights marches of 2006 (Work, Employment & Society, 2014) and co-authored publications on workplace safety and health practices in the nanomaterials industry.
Sujoy Dutta is a WZB-ISSC Global Fellow. He works with the Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Hyderabad. During his stay at the WZB from August 2014 until February 2015 he is hosted by the Inequality and Social Policy research unit. His research integrates disciplinary tools from political economy, sociology and anthropology with fieldwork-based empirical analysis. The topics include agrarian structure, peasant economy and society, differentiation of peasantry and strategies of mobilization and resistance among peasants in South Asia.
Moisés V. Balestro, PhD degree in Social Sciences, is a visiting scholar at WZB associated to the Inequality and Social Policy research unit with a scholarship from Brazilian CAPES Foundation. He is a professor in Social Sciences at the Research Center and Graduate Program on the Americas (Centro de Pesquisa e Pós-Graduação sobre as Américas) at the University of Brasilia and leads a research group on Comparative Studies in Economic Sociology. He also belongs to a research group coordinated in Brazil by Renato Boschi - Public Policies and Development Strategies. His research interests include tripartism in its connections with economic development, diversity of capitalism and sociology of markets. Recently, his projects have focused on public employment policies, industrial and skills policies in Brazil as well as state and business relations in Latin America.
Julie Falcon is guest of the project group “National Educational Panel Study: Vocational Training and Lifelong Learning” until June 2015. From November 2008 until October 2013, she has worked as a graduate assistant at the University of Lausanne, Switzerland and finished her Ph.D. on “Social Mobility in 20th Century in Switzerland”. In October 2013, she has been awarded an 18 months post-doctoral research fellowship by the Swiss National Science Foundation. From January 2014, she was a visiting scholar at Stanford University. Her post-doctoral research will focus on the analysis of short and long term returns to education in France, Germany, Switzerland & the United-Kingdom, paying particular attention at differences between vocational and academic types of education.
Ly Phan is WZB-Sydney-Merit-Fellow until January 2015. During her stay at WZB, she is guest of the project group “Demography and Inequality”. Ly Phan is currently a PhD Candidate at the Department of Sociology and Social Policy, University of Sydney. She holds a Bachelor degree in Vietnam and a Master degree from the University of Washington, United States, both in Sociology. Before continuing her PhD education, she had been working as a researcher at the Institute of Sociology in Vietnam. She is also an Endeavour Postgraduate Award holder and Harvard-Yenching alumna. Ly’s research interests include demography, gender equality, population, migration and urbanization in Vietnam and Southeast Asia. She is working on her thesis, “Women’s Empowerment and Fertility Decision-Making in Southeast Asia”, which focuses on how women’s empowerment indicators affect their fertility decision, and consequently to the amazing fertility decline in Southeast Asia. She uses large-scale Demographic and Health Surveys data sets in her analysis with a focus on quantitative methods.