I am interested both in the social processes resulting in segregation of social networks and in how such segregation influences individual attributes such as social identities and intergroup attitudes. While my research so far has dealt with ethnicity, I am currently extending it to religion and religiosity, with a particular focus on Muslim adolescents’ social and identificational integration into European societies.

Methodologically, I have used various different approaches in my work. This includes various quantitative methods such as stochastic actor-oriented models for the co-evolution of networks and behavior, panel regression models, or structural equation modeling. In my ongoing project, I combine these quantitative methods for observational data with both qualitative methods (group discussions) and experimental methods (choice experiments). Find out more about our project at the MZES website.

Outside of the University of Mannheim, I collaborate with: