My teaching expertise is set on theory of organizations and entrepreneurship, qualitative methods, social inequality
and academic writing. I have thought courses in English and German
at departments for management, for sociology, and for international relations online. I regularly participate in
teaching development workshops such as "Syllabus and Course Design", "Working with Student Writing", and "Online Teaching".

 

Teaching Philosophy

     As lecturer in sociology, I strive to accompany my students in their cognitive, personal and social development. In each of my courses
     I integrate five elements: (1) excite curiosity, (2) impart knowledge, (3) train analytical and methodological competence, (4) develop an
     understanding for social challenges and employment expectations, and (5) offer room for thought and actions. To implement these elements I
     combine interactive forms of learning (e.g. group work, voting tools, research tasks) with well-prepared and structured sequences of teacher-
     centered teaching. I give my students credit to engage in class discussions and course design thereby drawing upon the potentials of their
     diversity. I cultivate a productive, and discursive class culture and with explicit feedback rules.

 

Teaching Experience

"Insights on team formation in entrepreneurial ventures", Lecture at Copen Hagen Business School, October 2018

"Introduction to Social Inequality", Seminar at the Department for Sociology, Technical University Berlin, WiSe 2018/2019

"Inequality & Organizations", Seminar at the Department for Sociology, Technical University Berlin, SoSe 2018

"Introduction to Organization Sociology", Seminar at the Department for Sociology, Technical University Berlin, WiSe 2017/2018

"News Articles, Registry Data, Blogs & Posts - Documents for Social Research", Seminar at the Department for Sociology, Technical University Berlin, SoSe 2017 & WiSe 2017/2018

"Evolutionary Approaches in Organizational Sociology", Seminar at the Department for Sociology, Technical University Berlin, WiSe 2016/2017

"Narrating the New: Storytelling as vehicle for intergenerational innovation in family firms", Invited Lecture at the DFG Graduate School 'Innovation Society Today',
Technical University Berlin, Jul 2015.

"A Life Course Approach to Entrepreneurial Families", Invited Lecture, Stetson University Florida, DeLand USA, Jan 2014.

"Workshop Qualitative Social Research", Invited Workshop, INSEEC Paris, Oct 2012.

"Academic Writing Workshop" Seminar at the Department for International Relations Online, Freie Universität Berlin, Spring 2012

"Key Terms and Exercises in Qualitative Methods" Seminar at the Department for Political Science (OSI), Freie Universität Berlin, SoSe 2009, WiSe2011-12

" Research Workshop Qualitative Social Research" Working Group at the Department for Political Science (OSI), Freie Universität Berlin, WiSe 2009/2010

"Basics in Qualitative Social Research" Seminar, ihb – International Academy for Executive Management Berlin, SoSe 2011

"Theories of Entrepreneurs" Seminar cohosted by the Departments of Management and Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, WiSe2009/2010

"Family Businesses in Germany and Europe"  Seminar at the Department for Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin, SoSe 2008