CV

Professional Experience

Since 2014      Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen, postdoctoral research fellow, research group ‘Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance’, led by Prof. Sebastian Botzem

2014                Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Research Fellow of the Project Group Modes of Economic Governance,

2011-2014      Humboldt University, Berlin, fellow in research group on ‘Strangers and Infrastructure’, led by Prof. Craig Calhoun within the framework of his Einstein Fellowship

2011                Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, NY, USA, Visiting Scholar at the ‘Cultures of Finance’ working group

2011                University of Trier, research assistant to Prof. Paul Windolf. Project: Financial Market Capitalism

2005-2007       Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, research assistant to Prof. Jens Beckert. Project: Economic Sociology in Germany and the USA

2006                New School University, NY, USA,Visiting Scholar at the ‘Argentina Observatory’

2003-2005       Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, research assistant to Prof. Jürgen Beyer. Project: International outsourcing activities of Germany’s ‘Fortune 100’

2005                Municipality of Rosario, Argentina, intern at the Organizing Committee of the International Fair on Governance

2000                European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, assistant to an MEP

 

Education

 

2008-2014       Humboldt University Berlin, Germany,Ph.D. candidate at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS). Supervisors: Prof. Klaus Eder and Prof. Craig Calhoun

2011                Berlin Graduate School of Mind and Brain, Berlin, completion and successful exams of three first-year courses: Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Basic Philosophical Concepts and Philosophy of Mind

2009                ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Courses: Expert Interviews, Discourse Analysis

2007-2008       Princeton University, NJ, USA,Visiting Graduate Student at the Department of Sociology (Fulbright Scholar)

2002-2008       University of Cologne, Germany,Diplom in Sociology (1,7), (Master’s equivalent). Specializations: Economic Sociology, Methods, Economic and Social Psychology

2004                Utrecht University, The Netherlands,Visiting Student

2004                Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (UCEL), Rosario, Argentina, Visiting Student

2001–2002      University of Bremen, Germany, Studies in Economics

 

Professional activities

2013                “Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften”, a platform for presenting scientific projects to lay audiences, presenter

2010-2012      Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research, founder and member of organizing committee

2011-2012      Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), selected presenter for the grant application of the BGSS to the Excellence Initiative of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)

2010-2011       BGSS Online Publications, editor

 

Teaching

2009-2010       Sociological Theory, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

2005                Introduction to Stata, Institute of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne(teaching assistant)

2005                Labor Markets and Employment (cross-national panel data analysis), Institute of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne(teaching assistant)

 

Publications

2012: Politischer Ritterschlag für Ratingagenturen: Regulatorisches Outsourcing und der Beitrag von Gesetzgebern zur Macht der Ratingagenturen. In: Klaus Kraemer & Sebastian Nessel (Hg.): Entfesselte Finanzmärkte? Soziologische Analysen zu Entwicklung und Krisen moderner Finanzmärkte. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus.

2009 (with Jens Beckert): Die Wirtschaft als Thema der Soziologie (The Economy as a Subject of Sociological Research). Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie. Sonderband 49. (earlier version available: MPIfG Discussion Paper: www.mpifg.de/pu/mpifg_dp/dp09-1.pdf)

 Conference Presentations (selection)

German Sociological Association, Economic Sociology and Organizational Sociology’s joint conference: Sociology of the Financial Markets: institutional embeddedness, organizational structure and Contours of an Order of Money, March 21. 2013 Hamburg University. “The uncertain meanings of (credit) risk”.

CES-Preconference PhD Workshop, 24 June, 2013, Amsterdam, “Political Economy Research in Times of Crisis; Conceptual Challenges and Methodological Approaches”, organized by Regine Paul (Bielefeld) and Daniel Mügge (UVA). “How have rating agencies achieved and maintained the important role even throughout the financial crisis?“.

Futures of Finance Conference, organized by the Institute for Public Knowledge, NYU and the Bruce Initiative for Rethinking Capitalism at the University of California, Santa Cruz. April 12-15th, 2012, NYU, New York, USA. “Understanding Credit Rating Agencies: History, Legitimation and Varieties of Financial Knowledge Production”.

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, SASE's 23nd Annual Meeting, Madrid June 23-25, 2011. “How Opinions Become Facts: Constructing the Creditworthiness of Bond Issuers”, in Session: Credit and Creditworthiness.

Symposium: Entfesselte Finanzmärkte? Soziologische Analysen zu Entwicklung und Krisen moderner Finanzmärkte, March 3rd -4th, 2011, Karl-Franzens-Universität Graz, Austria: „Wie aus Meinungen Fakten werden. Oder: Die soziale Konstruktion der Kreditwürdigkeit von Schuldnern“.

XVII ISA World Congress of Sociology, July 11th -17th, 2010, Gothenburg, Sweden: “Legitimation Strategies of Rating Agencies during Financial Crises”

Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, SASE's 22nd Annual Meeting Temple University, Philadelphia, USA: “Why Do We Trust in ‘AAA’? Legitimation Strategies of Rating Agencies’ Epistemic Authority in Financial Markets”, in Session: Financial Crisis and Consequences for International Business

First Forum Innovation in Governance : Studying the emergence and development of new forms of governance, May 20-21th 2010, Technische Universität Berlin, Germany: “New Governance Actors, New Forms of Legitimacy?” (Poster)

3rd Graduate Conference: Political and on Political and Social Challenges in Europe, March 18th -20th, 2010, University Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain: “Why Do We Trust in ‘AAA’? Legitimation Strategies of Rating Agencies’ Epistemic Authority in Financial Markets”

 

Scholarships

2014                Mini-Postdoc Scholarship, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, (BGSS)

2012-2013       Write- up Scholarship, Einstein Foundation

2008-2012       Dissertation Scholarship, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, (BGSS)

2007-2008       Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies at Princeton University

2004                Erasmus Scholarship forstudies at Utrecht University

 

Languages and Software Skills

Languages: fluent in German, English, Spanish; French intermediate, Italian basic

Software Skills: SPSS, Stata, R (beginner), MaxQDA, Citavi, Endnote

 

Research Interests

Social studies of finance, economic sociology, sociology of knowledge and scientific knowledge, sociological theory, methods and epistemology of the social sciences