I am a sociologist working at the Department of Social Sciences at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin. From October 2020 to March 2021, I was a guest professor at the Institute of Sociology at Freie Universität Berlin. My main research interests are in comparative sociology with a focus on social inequality, family relationships, reproduction and welfare states. I have worked extensively on family policy, single parenthood, and the life course. More recently, I have developed a focus on reproductive processes and their regulation.