2002-2005 Researcher of the project TRANSIT MIGRATION at the Institute for European Ethnology and Cultural Anthropology, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University Frankfurt am Main.
2008-2009 Director of „amira“, a project on political education in immigration societies, funded by the Federal ministry for Families, Youth and Women
2009-2013 Assistant Professor at chair for sociological theory, Institute for Sociology, University Halle-Wittenberg
Core academic subjects
Political sociology of migration, historical and contemporary forms of illegal immigration, practices and media of solicarity in immigration societies, transformation of integration policies