Konstanze Jacob


 
  University of Mannheim

  Mannheim Center for European Social Research (MZES)
  Chair for General Sociology (Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter)
  Graduate School for Economic and Social Sciences (GESS), Center
  for Doctoral Studies in Social and Behavioral Sciences (CDSS)

  A5, 6 (Room A 106)
  68159 Mannheim

  Phone: (+49) 0621 - 181 2824
                                                                      Fax: (+49) 0621 - 181 2803

                                                                      Email: Konstanze.Jacob@mzes.uni-mannheim.de


Curriculum Vitae

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I was born in Leipzig (Germany) in 1984. I studied sociology and psychology (as a minor subject) at the University of Leipzig from 2002 to 2009. In my Diploma thesis I investigated the parameters that affect preschool knowledge acquisition of children of German and immigrant families. Thereby, the focal point of interest was the impact of attending a preschool institution.

From April 2009 to August 2009, I have been working as a research assistant at the Chair of Sociology and Research Methods at the University of Leipzig in the project "Immigrants' Children in the German and Israeli Educational Systems".

Since September 2009, I am involved in the international project "Children of Immigrants Longitudinal Survey in Four European Countries (CILS4EU)" at the Mannheim Center for European Social Research. This project seeks to answer key open questions on the integration of children of immigrants in four European countries: England, Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden. Within this project I am mainly responsible for German fieldwork organisation and international data management.

In addition, I am a research and teaching associate at the Chair of General Sociology (Prof. Dr. Frank Kalter) at the Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Mannheim since September 2011.


Research Interests

  • Migration and Integration
  • Intergenerational Transmission
  • Religion and Religiosity
  • Cultural Capital Theory


Dissertation

The overall content of my dissertation is intergenerational transmission of religion and religiosity in immigrant families. I am especially interested in explaining, first, why Muslims differ in terms of the transmission in religion and religiosity compared to other immigrant groups and natives. The second question refers to the explanation why (the strength of) religious transmission in Muslim immigrant families differs in comparison to assimilation in other life domains.


Publications

Jacob, Konstanze and Frank Kalter (2013): Intergenerational Change in Religious Salience Among Immigrant Families in Four European Countries. International Migration 51(3). 38-56.

Jacob, Konstanze and Frank Kalter (2011): Die intergenerationale Transmission von hochkulturellen Lebensstilen unter Migrationsbedingungen. In: Jörg Rössel and Gunnar Otte (eds.): Lebensstilforschung. Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, Sonderheft 51. 223-246.


Conference Participations

Konstanze Jacob: Intergenerational Transmission of Religiosity in Immigrant Families in the Context of Social Embeddedness. Presented at the XXXIII. Sunbelt Social Networks Conference of the International Network for Social Social Network Analysis. May 21st - 26th 2013. Hamburg, Germany.

Konstanze Jacob: Intergenerational Transmission of Religiosity in Immigrant Families in the Context of Social Embeddedness. Presented at the 4th NORFACE Conference "Migration: Global Developments, New Frontiers". April 10th - 13th 2013. London, United Kingdom.

Konstanze Jacob: Intergenerationale Transmission von Religiosität von Migranten im Kontext sozialer Einbettung. Presented at the Conference "Intergenerationale Transmissionsprozesse in Migrantenfamilien". December 3rd - 4th 2012. Vienna, Austria .

Konstanze Jacob and Zerrin Salikutluk: Cultural Knowledge and Educational Aspirations of Immigrants in Germany and Israel. Presented at the ECSR/EQUALSOC Conference "Economic Change, Quality of Life and Social Cohesion". September 24th - 26th 2012. Stockholm, Sweden.

Konstanze Jacob and Frank Kalter: Intergenerational Change in Religious Salience among Immigrant Families in Four European Countries. Presented at the European Population Conference "Gender, Policies and Population". June 13th - 16th 2012. Stockholm, Sweden.

Konstanze Jacob and Frank Kalter: The Intergenerational Transmission of Religiosity among Muslim Families in Four European Countries. Presented at the "3rd NORFACE Migration Conference". March 29th - 31st 2012. Mannheim, Germany.

Konstanze Jacob: Intergenerational Assimilation or Intergenerational Transmission? Do Parents or Peers Matter More for Cultural Attitudes of Immigrant Children? Presented at the ECSR 20th Anniversary Conference "European Society or Societies? A 20-Year Perspective". December 14th - 17th 2011. Dublin, Ireland.

Konstanze Jacob, Jörg Dollmann, Frank Kalter and Irena Kogan: What Standard Surveys Can Learn from Immigrant Surveys. Presented at the "4th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA)". July 18th - 22nd 2011. Lausanne, Switzerland.

Konstanze Jacob: Disentangling the Cultural Capital Concept. How Cultural Competences Affect Cultural Lifestyles of Immigrant and Native Children. Presented at the Workshop "Social Inequality and Ethnic Differentiation in Education Systems: Working with the BMBF-data". December 14th - 15th 2010. Mannheim, Germany.

Konstanze Jacob and Frank Kalter: The Intergenerational Transmission of Lifestyles in the Context of Migration. Presented at the Conference on "Lifestyle Research". April 8th - 10th 2010. Zurich, Switzerland.


Work in Progress

Konstanze Jacob, Joerg Dollmann and Frank Kalter: Integration of Ethnic Stratification? The Need for Comprehensive Measures of Immigrants' Generational Status to Determine their Success of Intergenerational Integration. Accepted at the "5th Conference of the European Survey Research Association (ESRA)". July 15th - 19th 2013. Ljubljana, Slovenia.

Konstanze Jacob and Zerrin Salikutluk: Cultural Knowledge and Educational Aspirations of Immigrants in Germany and Israel. Planned to be submitted as a MZES Working Paper in 2013.


Teaching Experience

Spring Term 2013: Seminar "New Theories and Evidence on the Integration of Immigrants", 2nd year students, University of Mannheim.

Fall Term 2012: Seminar "Foundations of Sociology", 1st year students, University of Mannheim.

Spring Term 2012: Seminar "Cultural Capital and the Cultural Integration of Immigrants", 2nd year students, University of Mannheim.

Fall Term 2011: Seminar "Foundations of Sociology" 1st year students, University of Mannheim.

Summer Term 2008: Research Seminar "The Emergence of Educational Inequalities" (assisting Cornelia Kristen and Judith Jahn), 4th year students, University of Leipzig.

Winter Term 2007: Research Seminar "The Emergence of Educational Inequalities" (assisting Cornelia Kristen), 4th year students, University of Leipzig.


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Award for CDSE students Andreas Dzemski and Florian Sarnetzki

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GESS Guest Lecture Eytan Sheshinski

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GESS welcomes new PhD students and CDSS Professor

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