C.V. / Career

since 2011 Professor for Sports Policy at the German Sport University Cologne, Head of the Institute of European Sport Development and Leisure Studies at German Sport University Cologne
2003-2010 Managing Director of the Institute of Social movements and also manager of the History of the Ruhr Foundation, including in this framework:
▪ managing editor of the newsletter of the Institute for Social Movements and the publication series of the Institute
▪ coordination and processing of externally funded projects
▪ courses in the fields of social science and history at the RUB
1997-2003 Research Associate at the Research Institute for Political Science and European Affairs at the University of Cologne, in this context working on numerous research projects funded by external funding (including for the DFG, the state of NRW and the European Parliament)
since 1998 University lectures and seminars at the Universities of Bochum, Cologne, Göttingen, at the German Sports University in Cologne, Sciences Po (Paris) and Bosphorus University (Istanbul);
Other courses offered for e.g. for the Federal Academy of Public Administration (Brühl), the Gustav-Stresemann-Institut (Bonn), the Centre International de Formation Européenne (Nice), for political foundations and institutions of political education
1995-1997 Student Assistant at the Center for Historical Social Research and at the Department of Political Science at the University of Cologne
1992-1997 Studies in History, Political science and German studies at the Universities of Cologne, Bonn and Oxford
1990-1992 Community Service
1990 Abitur (a-level exam)

Grants / "Fellowships"

2/2010-6/2010 DAAD - visiting Professor at Bosphorus University, Istanbul
9/2008-11/2008 Visiting Professor at the European University Institute (EUI), Florence
2/2006-4/2006 Senior Fellow at ZEI, Bonn
9/2002-12/2002 Fellow of the Trans European Policy Studies Association (TEPSA), Brussels
1999-2001,2002 External Researcher at the Institute of European political (IEP), Berlin
1997/98 Award of a postgraduate scholarship from the University of Cambridge
1992-1997 Annual Carl Duisberg scholarships from the city of Leverkusen

Memberships / Activitites

since 2010 Member of the Deutschen Vereinigung für Sportwissenschaft
since 2008 Member of the Arbeitskreises Europäische Integration
since 2006 Board of Trustees member of the International Conference of Labour and Social History (ITH)
since 2005 Member of the Deutschen Vereinigung für Parlamentsfragen e.V.
since 2005 Member of the Deutschen Vereinigung für Politikwissenschaft
since 2004 Member of the Verband der Historikerinnen und Historiker Deutschlands
since 2003 Member of the Verein zur Förderung des Instituts für soziale Bewegungen e.V.
since 2001 Member of COMOS (Coeln Monnet Association for EU Studies Association / Cologne Monnet Association for EU Studies)
since 1994 Member of Quantum (Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Quantifizierung und Methoden in der historisch-sozialwissenschaftlichen Forschung e.V.)