Academic background

  • since 2012: Jacobs University & University of Bremen, Bremen International Graduate School of Social Sciences; Cognition, Values and Well-Being Research Centre: (Affiliated) Research Fellow
  • 2011: London School of Economics and Political Science: PhD
    thesis entitled: "Towards a Sociology of Happiness" (straight pass)
  • 2010: Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government: Visiting Scholar
  • 2008: University of Hamburg: M.A. in Sociology, Political Science, Psychology
  • 2005: Université de La Réunion, France: B.A. (Licence) in Social Anthropology


- London School of Economics, Dept. of Sociology, SO221: Issues and Methods of Social Research

Research expertise

subjective well-being / happiness research, measuring quality of life beyond GDP, measuring progress for development, social capital, quantitative research methods, translating academic knowledge into public policy