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					                                   CURRICULUM VITAE

                                          Felix Weiss




Adress:

University of Mannheim
Mannheimer Zentrum für Europäische Sozialforschung
Arbeitsbereich A
Postfach 103462
68131 Mannheim


Fields of Specialization:

Social stratification and inequality, sociology of education, labour markets, sociology of the
life course


Education:

Dipl. Soz., University of Mannheim, Dec. 2006
Thesis Title: “Risks of downward occupational mobility” (In German, reviewers: Prof. Dr.
Markus Gangl, Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob)


Academic Positions

Jan. 2007 - current:
Researcher (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter): Mannheim Centre for European Social
Research, University of Mannheim. Project: Social Inequality in Educational Careers of
Young Adults in Europe.

Dec. 2007 - current:
Lecturer in research methods (Lehrassistent): Department of Social Sciences, University of
Mannheim


Other Work Experience

1999-2000:
Civil Service, Jugendheim Magdalenenkirche Beilstein.

2002 - 2003:
Student assistant at the German Microdata Lab, Leibniz Insitute for the Social Sciences,
Mannheim

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2004 (July - October):
Internship, Lufthansa German Airlines, department of market research, Frankfurt

2004 - 2006:
Student assistant at the teaching chair of research methods and applied sociology and the
Mannheim Centre for European Social Research, University of Mannheim (Prof. Dr. Dres.
h.c. Walter Müller, Prof. Dr. Markus Gangl)

2006:
Tutor for the courses “Data Analysis” and “Multivariate Analysis”, University of Mannheim
(Prof. Dr. Marita Jacob)


Grant

2003 – 2004:
Study grant of the Baden-Württemberg State Foundation (Landesstiftung Baden-
Württemberg) as one year visiting postgraduate student at the Chinese University of Hong
Kong, China


Publications

Journal Articles:

2007           Entwicklung einer Europäischen Sozioökonomischen Klassifikation,
               Wirtschaft und Statistik, 2007: 5, S. 527-530 (with Walter Müller, Heike
               Wirth, Gerrit Bauer, Reinhard Pollak)

2007           ESeC - Kurzbericht zur Validierung und Operationalisierung einer
               europäischen sozioökonomischen Klassifikation, ZUMA-Nachrichten, 2006:
               30, Heft 59, S. 111-119 (with Walter Müller, Heike Wirth, Gerrit Bauer,
               Reinhard Pollak)

Forthcoming “From higher education to work Patterns of labor market entry in Germany
            and the US”. Advance Access in Higher Education (with Marita Jacob)

               “Is forcing them worth the effort? Benefits of mandatory internships for
               graduates from diverse family backgrounds at labour market entry”. Accepted
               for publication in February 2012 in Studies in Higher Education 31,1 (with
               Markus Klein)

               “Explaining the Class Gap in Training - the Role of Employment Relations and
               Job Characteristics”. Accepted for publication in International Journal of
               Lifelong Education. (with Steffen Schindler and Tobias Hubert)




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Book Chapters:

2009          On the comparative measurement of supervisory status using the examples of
              the ESS and the EU-LFS. S. 173-206 in: Birgit Pfau-Effinger, Sladana Sakac
              Magdalenic, Christof Wolf: International vergleichende Sozialforschung.
              Ansätze und Messkonzepte unter den Bedingungen der Globalisierung.
              Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag. (with Reinhard Pollak, Heike Wirth, Gerrit Bauer and
              Walter Müller)

2010          Soziale Selektivität beim Hochschulzugang - Veränderungen der
              Zugangssequenzen zur Hochschule im Kohortenvergleich in: Reimer, David
              und Birgit Becker: Vom Kindergarten bis zur Hochschule. Die Generierung
              von ethnischen und sozialen Disparitäten in der Bildungsbiographie.
              Wiesbaden, VS-Verlag. (with Marita Jacob)

              Measuring social class: the case of Germany. pp. 114-137 in: David Rose, Eric
              Harrison (Ed.): Social Class in Europe - an Introduction to the European
              Socio-Economic Classification. New York: 2009. (with Heike Wirth, Cornelia
              Gresch, Walter Müller and Reinhard Pollak)

              The comparative measurement of supervisory status. pp. 138-158 in: David
              Rose, Eric Harrison (Eds.): Social Class in Europe - an Introduction to the
              European Socio-Economic Classification. New York: 2009. (with Reinhard
              Pollak, Gerrit Bauer, Walter Müller, Felix Weiss and Heike Wirth)


Working Papers:

2009          “Validating the ESeC-Scheme as operationalization of social class - the case of
              Germany” in: MZES Working Paper 110. (with Heike Wirth, Cornelia Hausen,
              Reinhard Pollak, Walter Müller)

2008          “Intertwined educational and labor force careers. Flexibility in transitions
              between education and work of high school leavers in Germany and the US”
              in: MZES Working Paper 119. (with Marita Jacob)


Conference Presentations and Invited Talks

19. March 2010, Frühjahrstreffen der Forschungsinitiative des BMBF zu Sprachdiagnostik
und Sprachförderung (FiSS), Bamberg. Gastvortrag: „Messung sozialer Herkunft“ (with
Markus Klein).

11. - 11. December 2009, “ESCR Conference on changing societies in the context of
European Union enlargement”, Paris, France. Presentation title: “Social origin and
discontinuities in higher education in Sweden and Germany”.

6. - 7. November 2009, “IAB Workshop on Education in Adulthood and the Labour Market",
Nürnberg. Presentation titles: "Gender difference in the influence of parental class on young
adults participation in postsecondary education in the US” (with Mirte Scholten)
and “Class Origin and Young Adults’ Decision to Re-Enroll” (with Marita Jacob)

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27. October 2009, “Forschungskolloquium des Hochschulinformationssystems”, Hannover,
Germany. Presentation title: “Soziale Herkunft, Vorstellungen über den nachschulischen
Werdegang und deren Realisierung“ (with Hanna-Marei Steininger)

1. September, LNU Seminar, Swedish Institute for Social Research, Stockholm University,
Sweden. Presentation title: “Parents Class Position and Sons and Daughters Re-enrollment to
College” (with Mirte Scholten)

4. - 6. June 2009, "EQUALSOC EDUC Group Meeting Differentiation in Higher Education
and its Consequences for Social Inequality", Tallinn, Estonia. Presentation titles: "Social
origin and postsecondary educational careers: plans and their pursuit" (with Hanna-Marei
Steininger)
and "The provision of productive skills through work experience before graduation" (with
Markus Klein)

14. - 16. May 2009, "International Sociological Association Research Committee on Social
Stratification and Mobility (RC 28), Spring Meeting", Renmin University Peking, China.
Poster presentations: "The role of social capital in the labor market entry process of graduates
from higher education" (with Markus Klein)
 and "Mandatory internships and the provision of social, human and cultural capital for the
transition from higher education to work " (with Markus Klein)

17. - 18. October 2008, "EQUALSOC EDUC Research Team Meeting 'The Training Gap in
Lifelong Learning'", Barcelona, Spanien. Presentation title: "The Class Gap in Lifelong
Learning" (with Steffen Schindler)

6. - 10. October 2008, "34. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, Ad-Hoc
Gruppe "Hochschule im Wandel", Jena. Presentation title: "Soziale Selektivität beim
Hochschulzugang - Veränderungen der Zugangswege zur Hochschule im Kohortenvergleich"
(with Marita Jacob)

6. - 9. August 2008, "Work, Poverty, and inequality in the 21st century, ISA Research
Comittee 28 ("Social Stratification & Mobility") Meeting", Stanford University, Palo Alto
CA, USA. Presentation title: "Social Origin and Discontinuities in Higher Education in
Germany and the US" (with Marita Jacob)

22. - 24. November 2007, "Workshop of the EDUC Research Group of the EQUALSOC
Network of Excellence", Dijon, Frankreich. Presentation title: "Intertwined Educational and
Labour Force Career - Transition Patterns of Highschool leavers in Germany and the U.S."
(with Marita Jacob)
and "Class Differences in the Access to Further Education" (with Tobias Hubert and Steffen
Schindler)

25. - 29. June 2007, "Second European Survey Research Association Conference", Prague,
Czech Republic. Presentation title: "Conceptionalising supervisory status as a core variable in
cross-national surveys" (with Heike Wirth)

12. - 13. October 2006, "33. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie", Kassel.
Presentation: "Die Europäische Sozio-ökonomische Klassifikation (ESeC) – zukünftiges
Standardinstrument für internationale Vergleiche im Bereich sozialer Ungleichheit" (with

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Walter Müller, Reinhard Pollak, Gerrit Bauer, Cornelia Hausen and Heike Wirth)

29. June 2006 - 1. July 2006, "ESeC - National Statistical Institutes Conference", Bled,
Slovenia. Presentation: "Measurement of the Supervisory Function" (with Walter Müller,
Gerrit Bauer, Reinhard Pollak and Heike Wirth)


Teaching

Spring 2008:
Data Analysis
Bachelor thesis writing (Kolloquium)

Fall 2008:
Multivariate Data Analysis, Exercise (2 classes)

Spring 2009:
Bachelor thesis writing (Kolloquium, 2 classes)

Fall 2009:
Multivariate Data Analysis, Exercise (2 classes)

Spring 2010:
Data Analysis
Educational Inequality: Theoretical Explanations and Recent Empirical Studies



Mannheim, January 2010.




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