Natalia Besedovsky – Curriculum Vitae

Professional Experience

Since 2016

Department of Sociology, University of Hamburg,
postdoctoral research fellow at the chair on the Study of Society and Social Change
(Prof. Sighard Neckel)

2014 – 2016

Institute for Intercultural and International Studies, University of Bremen, postdoctoral research fellow, research group ‘Transnational Political Ordering in Global Finance’, led by Prof. Sebastian Botzem

2014

Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin (WZB), Research Fellow of the Project Group Modes of Economic Governance

2011-2014

Humboldt University, Berlin, fellow in research group on ‘Strangers and Infrastructure’, led by Prof. Craig Calhoun within the framework of his Einstein Fellowship

2011

Institute for Public Knowledge, New York University, NY, USA, Visiting Scholar at the ‘Cultures of Finance’ working group

2011

University of Trier, research assistant to Prof. Paul Windolf. Project: Financial Market Capitalism

2005-2007

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, research assistant to Prof. Jens Beckert. Project: Economic Sociology in Germany and the USA

2006

New School University, NY, USA,Visiting Scholar at the ‘Argentina Observatory’

2003-2005

Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, Cologne, Germany, research assistant to Prof. Jürgen Beyer. Project: International outsourcing activities of Germany’s ‘Fortune 100’

2005

Municipality of Rosario, Argentina, intern at the Organizing Committee of the International Fair on Governance

2000

European Parliament, Brussels, Belgium, assistant to an MEP

 

Education

2008-2014

Humboldt University Berlin, Germany,Ph.D. candidate at the Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS). Supervisors: Prof. Klaus Eder and Prof. Craig Calhoun

2011               

Berlin Graduate School of Mind and Brain, Berlin, completion and successful exams of three first-year courses: Neuroimaging, Cognitive Neuroscience, Basic Philosophical Concepts and Philosophy of Mind

2009

ECPR Summer School in Methods and Techniques, Ljubljana, Slovenia, Courses: Expert Interviews, Discourse Analysis

2007-2008

Princeton University, NJ, USA,Visiting Graduate Student at the Department of Sociology (Fulbright Scholar)

2002-2008

University of Cologne, Germany,Diplom in Sociology (1,7), (Master’s equivalent). Specializations: Economic Sociology, Methods, Economic and Social Psychology

2004

Utrecht University, The Netherlands,Visiting Student

2004

Universidad del Centro Educativo Latinoamericano (UCEL), Rosario, Argentina, Visiting Student

2001–2002

University of Bremen, Germany, Studies in Economics

 

Professional activities

2013

“Lange Nacht der Wissenschaften”, a platform for presenting scientific projects to lay audiences, presenter

2010-2012

Berlin Summer School in Social Sciences – Linking Theory and Empirical Research, founder and member of organizing committee

2011-2012

Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences (BGSS), selected presenter for the grant application of the BGSS to the Excellence Initiative of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation, DFG)

2010-2011

BGSS Online Publications, editor

 

Teaching

2015/16

Social Science Perspectives on Finance, University of Bremen

2009/10

Sociological Theory, Department of Social Sciences, Humboldt University Berlin

2005

Introduction to Stata, Institute of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne(teaching assistant)

2005

Labor Markets and Employment (cross-national panel data analysis), Institute of Economic and Social Sciences, University of Cologne(teaching assistant)

 

Scholarships

2014

Mini-Postdoc Scholarship, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, (BGSS)

2012-2013

Write- up Scholarship, Einstein Foundation

2008-2012

Dissertation Scholarship, Berlin Graduate School of Social Sciences, (BGSS)

2007-2008

Fulbright Scholarship for graduate studies at Princeton University

2004

Erasmus Scholarship forstudies at Utrecht University

 

Languages and Software Skills

Languages: fluent in German, English, Spanish; French intermediate, Italian basic

Software Skills: SPSS, Stata, R (beginner), MaxQDA, Citavi, Endnote

 

Research Interests

Social studies of finance, economic sociology, sociology of knowledge and scientific knowledge, sociological theory, methods and epistemology of the social sciences