about

Hi, I am Jonas.

I am a quantitative sociologist. After graduating with a Master of Arts from the Institute of Social Sciences at Humboldt-University Berlin, I pursued a doctorate at the Institute of Sociology and Social Psychology at Cologne University. My PhD thesis on education/job mismatches is currently under review by my two advisors Merlin Schaeffer and Marita Jacob. Since March 2020 I am postdoctoral fellow at the department for migration and diversity at the WZB Berlin Social Science Center. At different points, I have been a visiting student/researcher at the Universiteit van Amsterdam, the CUNY Graduate Center, the Institute for Social and Economic Research (ISER) at Essex University, and the Department of Sociology at Copenhagen University.
My research interests cover social stratification, social mobility, and the integration of immigrants and their children. Across these topics, I investigate what changes in structural contexts mean for individuals’ experience.
I analyze these questions using advanced statistical techniques. In the past, I have spent a lot of time thinking about decomposition techniques, unconditional quantile regression, imputation methods, panel estimators, age-period-cohort analysis, and, lately, spatial models. I love Stata but am becoming more fluent in R.

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