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 under the supervision of Merlin Schaeffer and Marita Jacob. I defended my dissertation “Against the odds. Education-to-job mismatches and less-educated workers’ pathways into success” with the final grade summa cum laude. Since March 2020 I am a 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.
I am a reviewer for journals such as the German Journal of Forced Migration and Refugee Studies (Z’Flucht), Journal of Labour Market Research (JLMR), Research in Social Stratification and Mobility (RSSM), Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies (JEMS) and International Migration Review (IMR).


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