MPhil in Sociology and Demography
Research Interests: Social stratification and sociology of religion.
After having graduated from the University of Mannheim in Germany with a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology with a minor in Psychology, Sarah is now reading for an MPhil degree in Sociology and Demography.
Her research interests are social stratification and sociology of religion, currently focusing on the commitment of first time parents to go to church in Germany, moderated by social class, ethnicity, gender and age, and the resulting role of the church as either a socially dividing or integrating institution for first-time parents. She also has a special interest in China and the Western Balkan countries.
Prior to coming to Oxford, Sarah interned at the Research Services of the German Parliament and while in Mannheim taught a revision class about the social structure of Germany and worked part-time as a research assistant in the Mannheim Institute of Public Health, co-authoring a systematic review on the influence of the food industry on child obesity.