Born on 20 October in Mönchengladbach, Germany

Academic Education

Dr. phil., Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Is blood thicker than water? Family and gender values and their impact on the social distance between Muslim migrants and natives in Western Europe
Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Ruud Koopmans and Prof. Dr. Klaus Eder

Diploma in Social Sciences
Diploma thesis: "The importance of social networks and social support for social integration: An empirical analysis on South Asians in Gemany and Canada"

10/2000 – 09/2006
Studies in Social Sciences, Business Administration, and Psychology,
University of Duisburg-Essen


Professional experience

since 04/2009
Research Fellow at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center

04/2007 – 02/2009
Consultant, INNOFACT AG, Düsseldorf, Germany