[10 YEARS BAGSS]

 

「CONFERENCE PROGRAMME」

 

Please check frequently for changes and updates. The final programme will be published on Monday 13 September!

Thursday, 16 September 2021

Friday, 17 September 2021

9 AM - 10 AM

// Conference Opening and Welcome Message

9 AM - 11 AM

// Pillar 1

Educational Pathways in Research Over Ten Years - Project Presentations and Discussion

 

  • Wei Huang, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)

Majority Language and Social Competence in Early Childhood: Developmental Relations in Mono- and Bilingual Children

 

  • Kathrin Thums, Center for Research on Education and School Development (IFS), TU Dortmund

When do gender differences in reading competence diminish? A longitudinal study of reading competence of women and men from adolescence to young adulthood.
 

  • Dr Ilka Wolter, Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi),  Faculty Member of BAGSS

NEPS in times of the Covid-19 pandemic: The importance of reading competence, willingness to exert effort and parental support for students’ coping with self-regulated learning during school closures.

 

Chair: Professor Dr Claus Carstensen, University of Bamberg

 

// Pillar 4

Collective Agency in Politics

 

  • Dr Michael Giesen, Postdoctoral Researcher & Simon Linder (FU Berlin), joint DFG project with Professor Dr Thomas Gehring (University of Bamberg) and Professor Dr Thomas Rixen (FU Berlin)

Collective Agency of Horizontal Regulatory Organizations in Global Environmental and Financial Market Governance: Internal Differentiation and Specialization as a Source of Organizational Autonomy.
 

  • Marlene Joger, Doctoral Researcher, joint DFG project with Professor Dr Monika Heupel (University of Bamberg)

UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Group Agency - Conceptualization and First Findings.
 

  • Maximilian Noichl and Leyla Ade, SCoIA project with Professor Dr Johannes Marx (University of Bamberg) and Professor Dr Olivier Roy (Bayreuth University)

How to model autonomous collective agents: a primer.

 

  • David Beck, Morten Harmening and Professor Dr Thomas Saalfeld, LACAN Project

Legislative Organization, Electoral Vulnerability and Constituency Focus in the British House of Commons and the German Bundestag

 

Chair: Professor Dr Johannes Marx, University of Bamberg

10 AM - 3 PM

// Poster Exhibition & Video Presentations

 

12 NOON - 2 PM

// Poster Session

 

  • Valentin Berger

Reflecting or selecting? Manifestos and twitter messages during the 2017 German campaign

Discussant: Verena Benoit

 

  • Alina Jasmin Felder

Patterns of regional integration at the intersections of EU regional and higher education policy

Discussant: Lara Panning

 

  • Levan Kakhishvili

Do party programs matter for voters in post-soviet hybrid regimes? Case of Georgia

Discussant: Martin Acheampong

 

  • Anh Nguyen

Many places to call home? Embedding types, personal initiative, and intention to stay among migrant workers

Discussant: Monika Bozhinoska Lazarova

 

  • Anike Schild

The relation between self-report and objective measures of German language in a youth refugee sample

Discussant: Florian Weber

 

  • David Schmuck

Should i stay or should i go? Legislative turnover revisited

Discussant: Lukas Hohendorf

2 PM - 03:30 PM

// Pillars 2&3

Local Labour Markets, Perceptions of Opportunities and Early Career Outcomes

 

Keynote Speaker

  • Professor Kim Weeden, PhD, Department of Sociology, Cornell University

One university, or many? Patterns of segregation, homogeneity, and tokenism across courses by gender, race, domestic student status, and parental education.

 

Chair: Professor Dr Cornelia Kristen, University of Bamberg

3 PM - 5 PM

// Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion

The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Effects

 

Speakers:

  • Professor Dr Corinna Kleinert, Professorship of Sociology esp. Longitudinal Educational Research, University of Bamberg & Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)
  • Professor Dr Christian R. Proaño, Professorship for Economics esp. Empirical Economics, University of Bamberg
  • Professor Dr Ariadna Ripoll Servent, Professor for Politics of the European Union, Salzburg Center of European Union Studies (SCEUS), Salzburg University
  • Professor Dr Gundula Zoch, Professorship for Sociology of Social Inequalities, University of Oldenburg

 

Chair: Professor Dr Corinna Kleinert, University of Bamberg & Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)

4 PM - 6 PM

// Alumni Event

The BAGSS Network: Former and Current BAGSS Fellows

 

  • Dr Saikat Ghosh, Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi)
  • Dr Stefanie Herber, German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs
  • Dr Daniel Odinius, German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs
  • Professor Dr Jasper Tjaden, University of Potsdam
  • Dr Isabel Winnwa, Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training (BIRT),
  • Dr Yi-Jhen Wu, Center for Research on education and School Development, TU Dortmund

 

Chairs: Lucie Bohdalová, Aashna Doshi & Dmytro Lutsenko, Doctoral Members of BAGSS

6 PM - 8 PM

// Panel Discussion

The Role of Graduate Schools for the Future of Graduate Education

 

  • Dr Michael Mihatsch, Head of Department, Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts
  • Professor Dr Thomas Saalfeld, Vice President for Research, University of Bamberg
  • Professor Dr Stefani Scherer, Department of Sociology and Social Research, University of Trento
  • Alina Jasmin Felder, Doctoral Member of BAGSS

 

Chair: Professor Dr Ulrich Sieberer, Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)

6 PM - 9 PM

// On-site Social Event for the members of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences and invited guests

 

 

 

 

「SPEAKERS」

 

// Poster Session

 

Valentin Berger works as Research Assistant at the Chair for Political Sociology of the University of Bamberg. Moreover, he is a research collaborator in the Immigration Policies in Comparison (IMPIC) project. Since 2017 he is a Doctoral Member of BAGSS. His doctoral thesis investigates the influence of opposition parties with a focus on radical right parties. His research interests include quantitative methods, creation of data sets, as well as comparative migration policies.

Alina Jasmin Felder is a Doctoral Member and former scholar of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). Her research interests are qualitative research methods, hermeneutics and discourse analysis, political analysis, European integration, international political economy and issues of democratic societies.

Levan Kakhishvili a Doctoral Member of BAGSS and holds a DAAD doctoral scholarship. Moreover, he is a Teaching Assistant at the Chair for Comparative Politics of the University of Bamberg. His research focuses on the political party competition on Eastern Europe. His doctoral thesis investigates the programmatic party competition in post-Soviet hybrid regimes (Georgia, Moldova, and Ukraine).

Anh Nguyen is Early Stage Researcher at the GLOMO Project of the University of Bamberg. Her research focuses on expatriates, job embeddedness and cross-cultural psychology. Previously she was awarded Excellence Scholarship (LExS) by the Leiden University.

Anike Schild is a Research Assistant in the Project ReGES (Refugees in the German Educational System) and from 01 October she will receive a BAGSS Completion Scholarship to complete her doctoral studies. 

David Schmuck is a Research Assistant at the Chair for Empirical Political Science of the University of Bamberg. His research interests include topics from the field of comparative politics, such as parliamentary research, issues of political representation as well as coalition formation with a focus on the control of the coalition partners. 

 

// Interdisciplinary Panel Discussion: The Covid-19 Pandemic and Its Effects

 

Professor Dr Corinna Kleinert is Professor of Sociology with focus on Longitudinal Education Research at the University of Bamberg. In her research, she is working on issues related to school-to-work transitions, laber market research, gender inequality, and survey methodology. Her articles have been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals (such as Social Forces, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, European Sociological Review, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie). Since June 2021, she is Deputy Director at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). She is faculty member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS).

Professor Dr Christian R. Proaño is Professor for Economics, esp. Empirical Economics at the University of Bamberg. His fields of research include macroeconomic theory, behaviour-based macroeconomics and expectation formation processes, monetary and currency theory and -policy, non-linear macroeconometrics, business cycle analysis and -forecasting, and distribution of income and macroeconomic stability. From 2008 until 2010 he was research economist at the Institute for Macroeconomics and Economic Research (IMK). From 2010 until 2015, he was Assistant Professor of Economics at the New School for Social Research in New York. He is faculty member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS).

Professor Dr Ariadna Ripoll Servent is Professor for Politics of the European Union at the Salzburg Center of European Union Studies (SCEUS) and at the department of Political Science and Sociology at the Salzburg University. She was a Postdoc researcher at the Institute for European Integration Research at the University of Vienna (2011-2013), before she became Junior Professor for Political Science and European Integration at the University of Bamberg (2013-2021). In 2019-2020, she was Jean Monnet Fellow and Research Fellow at the European Union Institute in Florence. Since 2019, she has acted as visiting professor at the College of Europe in Bruges. 

Professor Dr Gundula Zoch is Assistant Professor for Sociology of Social Inequalities at the Institute for Social Sciences, University of Oldenburg. Her research interests include social inequalities and mobility in education and labour markets, gender inequalities in paid and unpaid work, social policy evaluation as well as research on gender and welfare state attitudes. Results of her work have been published in journals such as Journal of Marriage and Family, European Sociological Review, and Journal of European Social Policy. She is an alumna of BAGSS and previously she was a postdoctoral researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi).

 

// Panel Discussion: The Role of Graduate Schools for the Future of Graduate Education

 

Dr Michael Mihatsch is Head of the Department for Universities and University Medicine of the Bavarian State Ministry for Science and the Arts.

Professor Dr Thomas Saalfeld is Vice President for Research and Professor of Comparative Politics at the University of Bamberg. From 2010 to 2020 he was Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Sciences (BAGSS). He studied Political Science, Modern History and Communication Studies at the  University of Munich and the University of Hull (Great Britain). In 1993, he was awarded his doctorate at the University of Munich. Before joining Bamberg, he held academic positions at the University of the Federal Armed Forces in Munich and the Technical University of Dresden in Germany and the Universities of Hull and Kent in Great Britain. He is a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences (AcSS) and the Royal Society of Arts (RSA) in the United Kingdom. Between 2015 and 2016 he served on the Council of the German Political Science Association (DVPW). He is faculty member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS).

Professor Dr Stefani Scherer is Professor for Sociology at the University of Trento in Italy and holds a Dr. phil from the University of Mannheim in Germany. Her research interests are social inequality and stratification processes in international comparative perspective, the analysis of life courses, family related inequalities and labour market dynamics. She has been working in several large-scale international comparative projects. Currently she directs the MA programme "Sociology and Social Research" at the University of Trento, while from 2014 to 2020 she was the Director of the PhD Programme in Sociology and Social Research of the School of Social Science, University of Trento.

Alina Jasmin Felder is a Doctoral Member and former scholar of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). Her research interests are qualitative research methods, hermeneutics and discourse analysis, political analysis, European integration, international political economy and issues of democratic societies.

 

// Pillar 1: Educational Pathways in Research Over Ten Years - Project Presentations and Discussion

 

Wei Huang is Research Assistant at the SEED Project of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and a doctoral member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). Currently she holds a BAGSS Completion Scholarship to finish her dissertation, which investigates the influence of the socioeconomic status of the family on children's social-emotional competence.

Kathrin Thums is postdoctoral research fellow at the Centre for Research on Education and School Development (IFS) at the TU Dortmund. She is currently finishing her doctoral studies at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). From 2017 to 2020, she was a research fellow of the Junior Research Group Gender roles and competences across the life course at LIfBi.

Dr Ilka Wolter is Head of the Junior Research Group Gender roles and competences across the life course at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) and Interim Head of Department 1 “Competencies, Personality, Learning environments” of LIfBi at the University of Bamberg. In 2011, she finished her doctoral studies in Psychology at the FU Berlin. From 2013 to 2014 she was granted a DFG research fellowship to carry out a project at University of Sussex, UK. Between 2014 and 2016, she was Representative for Early Career Researchers at the German Psychological Society, while from 2015 to 2016, she was Advisory member of the German Association of Psychological Faculties. Ilka Wolter is interested in gender roles and stereotypes in educational contexts as well as competence development and reading comprehension. She is a faculty member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS).

 

// Pillar 4: Collective Agency in Politics

 

Leyla Ade is predoctoral researcher involved in the "SCoIA" project. After graduating from the University of Heidelberg in Mathematics and Philosophy, Leyla Ade studied mathematical Logic at the Institute of Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC) in Amsterdam. She is soon finishing her Master's with a thesis about the iteration of goal-based voting. Her research interests are Game Theory and collective decision-making.

Dr Michael Giesen is Postdoctoral Member at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) and research fellow at the University of Bamberg working on international organizations, human rights, and environmental politics. He defended his PhD thesis on the diversification of IOs and violence against women policies at Free University Berlin in May 2021.

Marlene Joger is Doctoral Member at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) and doctoral candidate at the Professorship for International and European Politics at University of Bamberg. Her research interests are international organizations (UN and EU), human rights, migration and integration as well as political participation. She is currently involved in the DFG project "UN Human Rights Treaty Bodies and Group Agency".

Simon Linder is a doctoral researcher at the Center for International and Comparative Political Economy, University of Berlin. His is particularly interested in international political economy, armed conflicts, democratisation, social choice, religious fundamentalism and empirical social science research.

Maximilian Noichl is predoctoral researcher at the Chair of Political Theory (University of Bamberg). He has studied history and philosophy of science as well as psychology at the University of Vienna. His work is focused on the implementation of computational tools that aid in the investigation of philosophical questions. At the Chair of Political Theory, he is particularly interested in collective agency, group dynamics in the history of ideas, and the adoption and interdisciplinary transfer of computational modeling and visualization-practices in the sciences.

Morten Harmening is Student Assistant at the LACAN Project of the Chair for Comparative Politics, University of Bamberg.

 

// Pillars 2&3: Local Labour Markets, Perceptions of Opportunities and Early Career Outcomes

 

Professor Kim Weeden, PhD is Professor of the Social Sciences at Cornell University, where she serves as Director of the Center for the Study of Inequality. In 1999, she obtained her PhD in Sociology from the Stanford University. She is affiliated to the Cornell Population Center, the Center for the Study of Economy and Society, and the Cornell Institute for Compensation Studies. From 2007 to 2010 and 2015 to 2020, she was Chair of the Department of Sociology at Cornell University. She is founding member and deputy editor of the Sociological Science. Her research interests include inequality, gender, social class and education.

 

// Alumni Session

 

Dr Saikat Ghosh is Research Assistant at the Research Data Centre (FDZ) and at the Department of Competencies, Personality, Learning Environments of the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) at the University of Bamberg. He is an alumnus of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). His research interests are applied microeconomics, development economics, child development, social policy and impact evaluation.

Dr Stefanie Herber is alumna of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), currently working for the Federal Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs. 

Dr Daniel Odinius is alumnus of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), currently working as Policy Officer at the German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs.

Professor Dr Jasper Tjaden is Professor of Applied Social Research and Public Policy at the Economic and Social Science Department of the University of Potsdam. He is an alumnus of BAGSS and obtained his PhD in 2016 from the University of Bamberg. He worked for the United Nations as data analytics coordinator for the International Organization for Migration’s Global Migration Data Analysis Centre, for the World Bank as research consultant, and for the Migration Policy Group as policy analyst. His research focuses on issues of migration and migrant integration, including ethnic educational inequality, discrimination, migration decisions as well as applied quantitative research methods.

Dr Isabel Winnwa is alumna of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), where she finished her doctoral studies. Currently, she is Acting Executive Director of the Cluster of Excellence "Contestations of the Liberal Script" (SCRIPTS) at Freie Universität Berlin, and also the Academic Coordinator of the Berlin International College of Research and Graduate Training (BIRT). Prior to this, she has been Head of Quality Management and Reporting at the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS).

Dr Yi-Jhen Wu is alumna of BAGSS, where she obtained her doctoral degree in 2019. She worked as research fellow at the University Medical Center Göttingen. Currently she is postdoctoral research fellow at the Center for Research on Education and School Development of the TU Dortmund, with a focus on empirical educational research.

 

「SESSION CHAIRS」

 

Lucie Bohdalová is a Doctoral Member of BAGSS and holds a DAAD doctoral scholarship. She is interested in Gender and Politics, Political Representation of Minorities and Women, Peace and Security Policies, Migration Politics as well as Qualitative and Quantitative Research Methods.

Professor Dr Claus Carstensenis the Head of the Chair for Psychological Methods of Educational Research of the University of Bamberg and Deputy Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). His research interests include methods of educational research, focusing on item response theory, methods of large scale assessments and modeling of longitudinal data, the diagnostics of competency development in the life course and international comparative educational research. He is a member of NEPS, Editorial Board member of the book series Methodology of Educational Measurement and Assessment and Board of Studies in Educational Evaluation.

Aashna Doshiis a Doctoral Member of BAGSS and holds a DAAD doctoral scholarship. Her research focuses on topics of early childhood education and competency assessment.

Professor Dr Corinna Kleinert is Professor of Sociology with focus on Longitudinal Education Research at the University of Bamberg. In her research, she is working on issues related to school-to-work transitions, laber market research, gender inequality, and survey methodology. Her articles have been published in national and international peer-reviewed journals (such as Social Forces, Research in Social Stratification and Mobility, European Sociological Review, Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie). Since June 2021, she is Deputy Director at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi). She is faculty member of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS).

Professor Dr Cornelia KristenisProfessor of Sociology, area Social Stratification at the University of Bamberg. She is a member of the Executive Committee of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). Her research focuses on topics of social inequality and social stratification, integration processes of immigrants and their offspring, phenomena of international migration and educational sociology.

Dmytro Lutsenko is a Doctoral Member of BAGSS and holds a Starter Scholarship from the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS). Moreover, he is a Teaching Assistant at the Chair for Comparative Politics of the University of Bamberg. He is interested in Political Parties, Political Campaigns and the analysis of electoral manifestos.

Professor Dr Johannes Marx is the Head of the Chair for Political Theory and the Director of the Institute for Political Science of the University of Bamberg. His research focuses on topics of Agent Based Modelling, Methodologies of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Political Economy, Theories of Justice and Political Philosophy. He is the co-editor of the Historical Social Research Journal. He is a member of the German Political Science Association (GPSA), the International Studies Association (ISA), the German Society for Analytic Philosophy and the International Political Science Association.

Professor Dr Ulrich Sieberer is Director of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS) since October 2020. He has served as Professor for Empirical Science at the University of Bamberg since 2016. Previously, he held various positions at the Universities of Konstanz and Mannheim and was visiting professor at the University of Vienna. He also serves as Deputy Head of the Institute for Political Science of the University of Bamberg. His is particularly interested in institutional change in parliaments and governments, political parties, legislative studies, coalition research, and judicial politics. His articles have been published in (among others) the British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, Legislative Studies Quarterly, Party Politics, West European Politics, Electoral Studies, Journal of Legislative Studies and the European Political Science Review.

 

 

 

 

 

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