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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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Recent & Upcoming Talks

Sozialkapital im Sozialraum: Netzwerkanalyse als empirische Methode der Sozialen Arbeit
29 Oct 2018 14:00
Blended Learning - Theorie und Praxis, mit Best Practice Beispielen
21 Feb 2018 09:00

Recent Posts

HFD-Themenwoche 2018 The HFD (German Forum for Higher Education in the Digital Age) hosted its second conference week in Berlin and I attended the Hochschulforum Digitalisierung (HFD) Themenwoche/conference “Shaping the Digital Turn” for a session on Data Literacy Education on 28 Sep 2018 at the Allianz Forum Berlin for the “Future Skills Day”. During this final session of the conference the most promising universities applying for grants in the Data Literacy Education program presented themselves in a public jury meeting during this event (with a final selection of for proposals).


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.