Personnel news , News of 29 April 2020

Staff and community news April 2020

Ellen Heidinger joined the SOEP in March 2020 as a research associate in the LARGE project “Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany”. She completed master's degrees in sociology and empirical social research (M.Sc.) from the University of Cologne and in demography (M.Sc.) from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands in 2019. Her research interests include the determinants of integration as well as migration and integration opportunities throughout the life course.

David Kasprowski also joined the SOEP in March 2020 as a research associate (PhD Student) in the DFG-funded project “Gender and Sexual Diversity in Focus: Participation and the Diversity of Life Forms (SOEP-GeSMin)”. In addition to his studies, he is involved in a variety of theater projects, including a production of his own play at Bielefeld Theater (2017) and a theater workshop as part of the “Society, Power, Gender” days of action at the University of Bielefeld (2018).

Maximilian Müller joined the SOEP as a team assistant in the SOEP office. He replaces Christiane Eichhorst, who has moved to a new position with the Berlin city government and was temporarily replaced by Alisa Fränkel during Christiane’s maternity leave.

Two members of the SOEP team have taken on new responsibilities in April: Valeriia Heidemann, a member of the GeFam project team for some time, is now working as a doctoral candidate in the LARGE project “Longitudinal Aspects of the Interaction between Health and Integration of Refugees in Germany”. Matteo Targa has been working on the project “Perceptions of Inequalities and Justice in Europe (PIJE)” as a doctoral student since the beginning of April.

David Richter has accepted the offer of a W2-S Professorship in Survey Research in the Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin, in conjunction with the direction and management of  the SOEP Innovation Sample at the Socio-Economic Panel, DIW Berlin.

Gert G. Wagner was elected one of the four central ombudspersons of the Leibniz Association by the Leibniz Association Senate. He began work on the central Ombuds Committee on April 1, 2020.