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Dr. Melanie Olczyk

Short CV

since 2021 research fellow (postdoc) at the junior research group "Educational integration of refugee children and youth in Germany" (EDIREG), funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)

since 2019: fellow at College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER), an Initiative of the Leibniz Education Research Network (LERN) and Jacobs Foundation

2019 - 2021: research fellow (postdoc) in the „The development of inequalities in child educational achievement: a six country study (DICE)“, funded by Open Research Area (ORA)/German Research Foundation (DFG)

2017 - 2019: research fellow (postdoc) in the project „Bildungsaspirationen von Zuwanderern und ihren Nachkommen im Bildungsverlauf: Migrationsspezifische Erklärungsansätze und ihre empirische Prüfung [Educational aspirations of immigrants and their descendants across the educational career: a migrant-specific account and its empirical application]“, funded by DFG

2017 - 2019: research fellow (postdoc) at the Chair of Sociology and the Analysis of Social Structures, University of Bamberg

2017: PhD (Dr. rer. pol.) at University of Bamberg

2016: full scholarship of the Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS)

2014 - 2016: research fellow at Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), NEPS

2010 - 2013: research fellow in Pillar 4 (Education acquisition of persons with migration background) at the NEPS, University of Bamberg

2010: research fellow, Chair of Sociology and the Analysis of Social Structures, University of Bamberg.

2008 - 2010: research fellow in the Free Floater Junior Research Group „Ethnic Educational Inequality“ (es-tablished as part of the German Initiative of Excellence and headed by Prof. Dr. Cornelia Kristen)

2008: research fellow in the project „Soziales Kapital und die Dynamik von Migrationsbewegungen am Beispiel der polnisch-deutschen Wanderungen [Social capital and the dynamics of migration flows from Poland to Germany]“, funded by DFG

2001 - 2008: Magister Sociology, East and Southeast European Studies and Polish Studies at University of Leipzig

Recent publications

  • Olczyk, Melanie and Gisela Will (2019): Measuring knowledge about the German education system in NEPS. NEPS Survey Paper Nr. 56.
  • Olczyk, Melanie (2018): Ethnische Einbettung und schulischer Erfolg. Zur Bedeutung ethnisch segregierter Lebenswelten für den Bildungserwerb von Kindern mit Zuwanderungshintergrund. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Kristen, Cornelia, Melanie Olczyk and Gisela Will (2016): Identifying immigrants and their descendants in the National Educational Panel Study. In Methodological issues of longitudinal surveys. The example of the National Educational Panel Study, eds. Hans-Peter Blossfeld, Jutta v. Maurice, Michael Bayer and Jan Skopek, 195–211. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Olczyk, Melanie, Julian Seuring, Gisela Will and Sabine Zinn (2016): Migranten und ihre Nachkommen im deutschen Bildungssystem: Ein aktueller Überblick. In Ethnische Ungleichheiten im Bildungsverlauf: Mechanismen, Befunde, Debatten, eds. Claudia Diehl, Christian Hunkler and Cornelia Kristen, 33–70. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Olczyk, Melanie, Gisela Will und Cornelia Kristen (2016): Immigrants in the NEPS: Identifying generation status and group of origin. 2nd edition. NEPS Survey Paper Nr. 4.
  • Wenz, Sebastian E., Melanie Olczyk and Georg Lorenz (2016): Measuring teachers´ stereotypes in the NEPS. NEPS Survey Paper Nr. 3.

Academic roles

Peer reviewer: Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft

Membership: Akademie für Soziologie

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