Linda Maciejewski

Institut für Soziologie


Fields of Research

  • Social Inequalities
  • Educational Inequalities
  • Social Network Analysis
  • Social Cohesion

Curriculum Vitae


2019-2022 M.A. Sociology, Universität Leipzig

2016-2019 B.A. Sociology, Universität Leipzig 

2015-2016 B.Sc. Psychology, University of Groningen


Academic experience

04/2022-ongoing Research associate to Dr. Georg Lorenz (project "SERIOUS") Universität Leipzig

2022 Reseach associate to Dr. Melanie Olczyk, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

2021-2022 Research assistant to Dr. Melanie Olczyk, Martin-Luther Universität Halle-Wittenberg

2020 - 2022 Tutor to Prof. Dr. Roger Berger ("Multivariate Regression Analyses"), Universität Leipzig

2019-2022 Research assistant to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider, Universität Leipzig

2018-2019 Student assistant to Prof. Dr. Thorsten Schneider, Universität Leipzig

2017-2019 Student assistant to Prof. Dr. Kurt Mühler, Universität Leipzig




Social Embeddedness in Social Networks and the Reproduction of Socioeconomic Inequality in Educational Attainments (SERIOUS)


Principal Investigator: Georg Lorenz

Projekt researcher: Till Hovestadt

Funding agency: German Research Foundation (DFG)


Within the project SERIOUS, light shall be shed on the social embeddedness of students and whether this increases socioeconomic inequality in educational contexts. Not much is known on the social interactions of students and the attributes of their friends in relation with educational inequality. The project examines differences in the endowment with social capital (resources attainable through social interactions) between social classes, how these are generated on the micro level and how they produce/increase educational inequalities on the macro level. Analytically, we focus on sociometric measures of students' friendship networks in secondary school. These data will be analyzed using advanced computational methods for social network analysis, such as Stochastic Actor Oriented Models (SAOMs). We hypothesize that students from varying social classes form different social networks in the school context and that way, higher class students gain access to more resources. This in turn should exacerbate educational inequalities. Further information.




Peer-reviewed journals

Hovestadt, T. & T. Schneider (2021). Liefern Jugendliche valide Informationen zum Bildungsstand ihrer Eltern in standardisierten Erhebungen? Befunde zu Schülerinnen und Schülern der 9. Jahrgangsstufe in Deutschland. Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft 24: 715-742. https://doi.org/10.1007/s11618-021-01016-5

Peer-reviewed book chapters

Hovestadt, T. & K. Mühler (2020). Frauen - das ängstliche Geschlecht? Pp. 279-316 in: I. Krumpal& R. Berger (Hrsg.), Devianz und Subkulturen. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-27228-9