I studied sociology, political science and media studies at the University of Osnabrueck (Germany), Bielefeld University (Germany), Sciences Po Paris (France) and the University of Alicante (Spain). In my bachelor’s thesis I compared German and Chilean old-age security systems. My master’s thesis dealt with risk transformation in financial markets. After having worked as a research associate at the Witten/Herdecke University Department of Economics and Management (Germany), I started conducting my PhD research at the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (Germany), and the University of Chicago Department of Sociology (USA). My primary research interests include sociology of organizations, sociology of law, economic sociology, and historical sociology. In my dissertation I explore the emergence of organizational structures in early modern times using the example of the Imperial Chamber Court (1495-1806). Currently, I am interested in how startup organizations cope with uncertainty, how they understand organizational problems, and how they deal with those problems in formal or informal ways.