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Learn more about my research and me. (Here’s my CV.) I am a postdoc fellow the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES) at the University of Mannheim, Ge190903_Leszczensky_Lars_1_klein_Stock_Farinarmany.

Currently, I am directing a project on religion, religiosity, and the social-emotional integration of young Muslims. The project is funded by the German Science Foundation (DFG); learn more about it here.

I received my Ph.D. from the University of Mannheim in 2016. In my dissertation thesis, I investigated the interplay of young immigrants’ host country identification and their friendships with natives.

I have contributed to the DFG-funded project “Friendship and Identity in School”, which is a longitudinal study of adolescents’ social networks and their ethnic identifications. For the project, I have developed a measure of immigrants’ national and ethnic identity, which is available via ZIS – Gesis.

My work appeared in journals such as American Sociological Review, Sociological Methods & Research, European Sociological Review, Social Networks, Social Science Research, and International Migration Review.