Katja Schmidt has been a research associate at SOEP since 2018. She is doing her doctorate at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS).
Katja Schmidt received her master's degree in sociology from Freie Universität Berlin in 2017. Within her master's program "Sociology - European Societies" she specialized in quantitative methods of empirical social research. In her master's thesis, she investigated the relationship between attitudes towards immigrants and electoral behavior in federal elections. During her studies, Katja Schmidt worked in the program management in the international politics department of Körber Foundation. In her Bachelor's degree she studied social sciences in Düsseldorf. During her BA she completed a stay abroad at the University of Reading in England, focusing on international relations.
Her research interests lie in migration and integration research, as well as in quantitative data analysis.