My article “Young immigrants’ host country identification and their friendships with natives: Does relative group size matter?” is now available at Social Science Research. Click here to read the paper.
In short, I argue that immigrants’ host country identification only affects their own friendship choices in schools with high shares of immigrants, because only in those schools they can be picky about befriending natives. Stochastic actor-oriented models support this notion, pointing to an interplay of preferences and opportunities in shaping the relation between host country identification and interethnic friendships.
Our article “Selection and influence processes in academic achievement—More pronounced for girls?” is now available at Social Networks. Click here to read the paper, which is co-authored by David Kretschmer and Sebastian Pink.
In short, in line with theoretical arguments, we find selection effects on academic achievement only among girls. By contrast, influence effects contribute to achievement similarity among both boys and girls.
My dissertation has been awarded this year’s prize for the best PhD thesis by the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR). What an honour!
Our article “Are there differences in ethnic majority and minority adolescents’ friendships preferences and social influence with regard to their academic achievement?” is now available at Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft. Click here to read the paper, which is co-authored by Tobias Stark and Sebastian Pink.
I am honored to report that my dissertation has been awarded with the Lorenz-von-Stein prize. The prize is awarded each year by the Lorenz-von-Stein Foundation for the best dissertation in Political Sciences, Social Psychology, and Sociology at the University of Mannheim. Here’s the press release (in German), and below is a picture of me smiling.
I am also very happy to have received this year’s research award of the Prof. Dr. Anna und Prof. Dr. Jörg Jiri Bojanovsky Foundation. The foundation supports the empirical research of young scientists in the field of social, inter-individual, or cultural processes. I received the award for our article in which Tobias Stark, Andreas Flache, Anke Munniksma and I disentangle the relation between young immigrants’ host country identification and their friendships with natives.
Our article “The Effects of Ethnic Minority Adolescents’ Ethnic Self-Identification on Friendship Selection” has been accpeted for publication in Journal of Research on Adolescence. Click here to read the accepted version of the manuscript ahead of print. The paper is co-authored with Philipp Jugert and Sebastian Pink.
Together with Clemens Kroneberg and Hanno Kruse I’ll host a session on Social Networks and Intergroup Relations at the 3rd European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN). The conference will be held in Mainz, at Johannes Gutenberg-University, September 26 to 29, 2017.
If you’re interested in presenting, please submit your abstract until March 31. Here’s the call for paper.
Our article “The Relation between Ethnic Classroom Composition and Adolescents’ Ethnic Pride” has been accpeted for publication in Group Processes & Intergroup Relations. Click here to read the accepted version of the manuscript ahead of print.
Our article titled “Intra- and Inter-group Friendship Choices of Christian, Muslim, and Non-religious Youth in Germany” has been published in the European Sociological Review. Check it out.
Interested in collecting network panel data in schools? Our new MZES working paper offers some practical guidance based on the experiences gained in three projects collecting longitudinal social network data in different samples of German schools.
The three projects are Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU), Friendship and Identity in School (FIS), and Friendship and Violence in Adolescence (FVA).