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I am an Assistant Professor in Sociology at Tilburg University and an Assistant Professorial Research Fellow at the International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics (LSE). Before joining Tilburg University, I worked as postdoctoral researcher at the III.
I received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Bremen and I was a Visiting Fulbright PhD Student at Institute for Social Research at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, USA, in 2016. I further hold a M.A. in Political Science from Freie Universität Berlin, and a B.A. in Political Science from the University of Hamburg.

My main research interests include socio-economic inequality across countries, time and space. More specifically, I study cross-country differences in wealth inequality and how they relate to housing and welfare regimes. Other research interests aim at re-orientating empirical and theoretical class analysis to capture the rising importance of wealth and housing inequality. More recently, I have turned to studying the cultural processes in the maintenance of inequality, for example through the analysis of media reporting on the super-rich.

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