Cohort IV

The fourth CIDER cohort (2024-2026) is funded by the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) with additional funding provided by the ten participating LERN Institutes. Below, all CIDER IV Fellows are listed with institutional affiliation and research interests, grouped by academic disciplines. Additionally, you find an overview of all current CIDER IV Micro Groups and a list of the Institutes participating in CIDER Cohort IV and their representatives in the CIDER Steering Committee below.

Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Davoli, Maddalena
University of Zurich
Financial literacy
Educational and economic inequalities
Gender norms
Skills formation
Occupational choice
Behavioral economics

Hartinger, Katharina
Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Lifelong learning
Non-cognitive skills
Education and innovation
Sustainability economics
Behavioral economics

Hervelin, Jérémy
THEMA, CY Cergy Paris University

Matthewes, Sönke Hendrik
Utrecht University
Economics of education
Labor economics
Applied econometrics
Ability tracking
Vocational education

Reiter, Claudia
Institute for Advanced Studies (IHS)
Inequalities in educational opportunities
Social stratification and social mobility
Skill formation
Skills over the life course
Skills and labor market outcomes

Schilling, Pia
University of Konstanz
Inequalities in educational opportunities
Program evaluation
Labor economics
Peer effects
Migration economics

Schmitz, Sophia
Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB)

Wedel, Katharina
ifo Institute – Leibniz Institute for Economic Research
at the University of Munich
Economics of education
Program evaluation
Inequality in education
Labor economics
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Bellon, Elien
KU Leuven
Academic achievement in primary school
Self-Regulated learning
MetacognitionExecutive functions
(math/test/academic) anxiety
Precursors of academic achievement

Benden, Daria
Bonn Center for Teacher Education,
University of Bonn
Student motivation and achievement (with a focus on STEM fields)
Educational and occupational choices
Online self-assessment tools in higher education contexts
Digital competencies in higher education contexts

Berens, Florian
Hector Research Institute
of Education Sciences and Psychology
Intelligent tutoring systems
Learning analytics
Randomized controlled field trials in education
Self-regulated learning
Statistics education research
Survey methodology

Burkhard, Jannis
DIPF | Leibniz Institute for Research and
Information in Education
Social inequalities in educational attainment
Arts education
Educational monitoring

Deimel, Daniel
University of Duisburg-Essen
Civic education
(Unequal) contexts of political socialisation
(Intended) political participation of adolescents
International comparative research

Haataja, Eetu
University of Oulu
Student wellbeing
Social inequality
Self-regulated learning
Collaborative learning

Hummel, Theresia
University of Bamberg
Quality in early childhood education and care
Preschool teachers´ competencies
Diversity in preschools
Quantitative observational methods

Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Aral, Tuğçe
University of Potsdam
Racism and intersecting systems of inequity (e.g., sexism, homophobia)
Ethnic-racial socialization across multiple contexts
School and classroom diversity climate
Identity development and intergroup relations among youth of diverse backgrounds 
Quantitative and qualitative methods
Open science

Bäulke, Lisa
Hector Research Institute
of Education Sciences and
Educational effectiveness
Procrastination as a self-regulatory failure
Motivation and motivational regulation in educational contexts
Study success and student dropout

Bauer, Elisabeth
University of Augsburg
Adaptive learning technologies
Simulation-based learning
Learning analytics
AI in education
Reasoning and argumentation

Ferdinand, Joseph
Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin,
Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB)
Teaching quality
Multidimensional goals in education
Equity in education
Inequalities in education based on socioeconomic status and migration
Effectiveness of multimedia learning tools

Karataş, Savaş
Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg
Acculturation and identity processes
School and classroom diversity climate
Intergroup relations among youth of diverse backgrounds
Longitudinal methods
Kelly, Dominic
University College London
Intensive longitudinal / ecological momentary studies
Daily measurements of cognition and affect
Inter-individual differences in intra-individual variation
Assessment design in education
Adolescent development
Person-specific / idiographic quantitative methods
Social inequalities, especially socioeconomic status
Open science / metascience

Kuklick, Livia
Leibniz Institute for Science
and Mathematics Education (IPN)
Automated feedback in computer-based assessments
Process measures of affect and motivation
Self-regulated learning in digital environments

Ziernwald, Lisa
Technical University of Munich
Classification and promotion of high-achieving students
Digital media in the educational context
Dealing with heterogeneity
Students` achievement outcomes and motivational-affective characteristics
Research syntheses
Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA)
Name and InstitutionResearch Interests
Dräger, Jascha
German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
Educational inequalities
Comparative research
School absenteeism
Social stratification
Quantitative methods

Haas, Christina
Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi) /
Luxembourg Center for Educational Testing (LUCET)
Sociology of education
Inequality in education
Higher education
Educational trajectories
Sociology of the life course
Comparative research

Hornberg, Carla
WZB Berlin Social Science Center
Sociology of education
Social stratification and social mobility
Educational trajectories
Comparative research
Quantitative methods

Nennstiel, Richard
University of Bern

School-to-work transitions
Inequality in cognitive development
Social inequality and social mobility
Sociology of education
Gender and ethnicity

Sprong, Stefanie
Utrecht University
Social inequality
(Cumulative) discrimination
Migration and integration
(Early) education

Trennt, Fabian
German Centre for Higher Education Research
and Science Studies (DZHW)
Monetary and non-monetary return to education
Higher education research
Graduate labour markets
Social inequality

Ullrich, Ricarda
Leibniz Institute for Science
and Mathematics Education (IPN)
Gender roles during adolescence
Individual developmental trajectories over the life course
Social ineqalities in educational and occupational decisions

Valdés, Manuel T.
National University of Distance Education (UNED)
Sociology of Education
Social stratification and social mobility
Environmental inequalities
Family dynamics

There are currently no Micro Groups.

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