Isabel Habicht is a senior researcher (Akademische Rätin), associated with Prof. Thomas Heinze (Organisationssoziologie) and Prof. Mark Lutter (Allgemeine Soziologie). She finished her PhD thesis in 2022 as part of a collaboration project by the University of Wuppertal (Prof. Mark Lutter) and University of Marburg (Prof. Martin Schröder): “Productivity in Academia: Influences and Preconditions on Career Trajectories” (BMBF / Quantitative Research on the Science Sector). In her thesis, she analyzed career trajectories of scientists, focusing on gender differences and parenthood. She harmonized (hand-coded and computationally collected) CV and publication data and conducted email surveys to build a large-scale data set, which includes information of around 10,000 scientists (sociology, psychology, political science, and economics) with about 350,000 publications. She also taught several classes (e.g., introduction in sociology and scientific techniques, or collecting and analyzing quantitative data) and supervised theses.
Isabel M. Habicht studied social work (B.A.) at the University of Applied Sciences in Ludwigshafen on the Rhine and sociology (B.A./M.A.) at the University of Heidelberg with a focus on “Social Structure and Development“. Her master thesis examined cross-national variation in the impact of employees’ human capital on the perceived employability.
During her studies, she worked at GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences at the German Microdata Lab (GML) in Mannheim where she worked on large-scale data collection processes and data harmonization projects. She further worked as an interviewer for the Forschungsgruppe Wahlen (FGW) - Institute for Election Analysis and Social Monitoring, where she got directly involved in data collection via CATI interviews.