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(2018). Evolutionary systems theory: concepts and schools in international relations. In R. A. Denemark & R. Marlin-Bennett (Eds.), The International Studies Encyclopedia. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.


(2018). The world system in the information age: structure, processes, and technologies. In R. Marlin-Bennett (Ed.), Oxford Research Encyclopedia of International Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press.


(2018). Globale Dimensionen der gegenwärtigen Migrationsbewegungen. In B. Dümling, K. Löchelt, & G. Zimmerman (Eds.), Christliche Jugendarbeit in der Migrationsgesellschaft. Begegnungen mit kultureller und religiöser Vielfalt. (Vol. 3, pp. 27–49). Neukirchen-Vluyn: Neukirchener.

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(2017). E-Prüfungen. In J. Gerick, A. Sommer, & G. Zimmerman (Eds.), 50 Prüfungsformate für die Hochschullehre. Kompetent Prüfungen gestalten (pp. 67–70). Münster: Waxmann (UTB).

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ABM Summer School for Social Scientists Participated in the BEHAVE 2018 Agent-based Modelling summer school for Social Scientists from 3–7 September in Brescia, Italy. This workshop has been offered by the team around Flaminio Squazzoni and Simone Gabbriellini (big shout-out to Nicolas Payette and Federico Bianchi) with guest lectures by the incredible Nigel Gilbert and André Grow. The workshop is incredibly useful, packed with hands-on coding work and theoretical material — and the BEST food you can imagine.



MODE - Combined Data-Collection and e-Learning Toolbox

Developing a common stakeholder-driven mobile data collection and -analysis platform for the World YMCA combined with a plug-and-play e-learning server.


One of the first funded Erasmus+ Horizon2020 projects, OnCreate (2014–1-DE01-KA203–000706) provided research on the exchange, implementation and evaluation of processual and contextual knowledge of online collaborative courses with focus on creation and innovation.

The making of a digital world

Develops a model of world system development as a complex adaptive social system. The model is then empirically tested focusing on the two core dimensions, the economic and political developmental processes.


I am a teaching instructor for the following courses at YMCA University in Kassel, Germany (and also teach the equivalent online courses with different course numbers):

  • V5.1: Intro Research Methods for the Social Sciences
  • V5.2: Research Methods: Qualitative Methods
  • V5.3: Research Methods: Quantitative Methods
  • V4.2: International Organizations of Social Work
  • B1.1: Scientific Methods and Writing

In addition, I am mentoring students during their practical semesters (mostly abroad) as part of our service-learning programs.

For a full list courses taught, click here.