Carmen Friedrich, M.A.

Research and Teaching Assistant

Room F21/01.14c

Phone (+49) 0951/863-2642
E-Mail: carmen.friedrich(at)



Carmen Friedrich studied Sociology and Education at the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg (B.A. 2016) und Sociology at the University of Bamberg (M.A. 2019). She did an internship at the Federal Agency of Migration and Refugees in Nuremberg (2015) and during her master studies she worked as a student assistant at the Professorship of Demography as well as at the State Institute of Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb). Since April 2019 she is research assistant at the Professorship of Demography and since July 2022 research assistant at the German Science Foundation (DFG) project„Women’s agency and fertility in Egypt“.

From July 2021 till June 2022 Carmen Friedrich was employed as research assistant with the Working Group "Future Values" at the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities.

In her PhD thesis she analyses fertility and women’s agency in the Middle East and North Africa.


  • Saam, N. J., Friedrich, C., and Engelhardt, H. (2022). The value conflict between freedom and security: Explaining the variation of COVID-19 policies in democracies and autocracies. PLoS ONE 17(9): e0274270.
  • Friedrich, C., Engelhardt, H., and Schulz, F. (2021). Women’s agency in Egypt, Jordan, and Tunisia: The role of parenthood and education. Population Research and Policy Review, 40, 1025-1059.
  • Hudde, A., and Friedrich, C. (2019). Having power, having babies? Fertility patterns among German elite politicians. Zeitschrift für Familienforschung/Journal of Family Research, 31(1), 27-39.