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Dr. Georg Lorenz

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Dr. Georg Lorenz

Academic Associate


Campus Golm
Building 24 - Room 2.77
Karl-Liebknecht-Straße 24 - 25
14476 Potsdam


consulting hours
after arrangement

Academic and occupational background:

Since 04/2023

Coordination of BMBF-project MuHiK, University of Potsdam


Since 04/2022

Lead of DFG-project SERIOUS, University of Leipzig



Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Institute for Educational Quality Improvement (IQB) at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (projects: ISONET and MuHiK)



Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Berlin Institute for empirical Integration and Migration Research (BIM), Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin



PhD in Social Sciences (Dr. rer. pol.), Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg, Thesis: "Selbsterfüllende Prophezeiungen im Kontext ethnischer Bildungsungleichheiten (Self-fulfilling Prophecies in the Context of Ethnic Educational Inequalities)"



Parental leave


Research Associate at the Chair of Sociology, especially Analysis of Social Structures, Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg



Research Associate in the Free Floater Junior Research Group „Ethnic Educational Inequality“ (established as part of the German Initiative of Excellence and headed by Prof. Dr. Cornelia Kristen), Georg-August-University of Goettingen



Diploma in Sociology at Leipzig University, Thesis: "Polnisch–Deutsche Arbeitsmigration und die Wohlstandsentwicklung in den Herkunftsregionen (Polish Labour Migration and Wealth Development in the Sending Regions)"




You can access the detailed CV here.


Research Interests:

  • diversity
  • educational inequality
  • social networks
  • ethnic minorities
  • socioeconomic status
  • discrimination

Selected publications:

Lorenz, G., Kogan, I., Gentrup, S., & Kristen, C. (2023). Non-native accents among school beginners and teacher expectations for future student achievements. Sociology of Education.

Boda, Z., Lorenz, G. [geteilte Erstautorenschaft], Malte J., Petra S., & Aileen E.. (2023) Ethnic diversity fosters the social integration of refugee students. Accepted for publication. Nature Human Behaviour.

Jansen, M., Zsófia B., & Lorenz, G. (2022) Social comparison effects on academic self-concepts: Which peers matter most? Developmental Psychology 58(8):1541–56.

Lorenz, G., Zsófia B., Zerrin S., Malte J., & Hewstone, M. (2021) The Link between Social and Structural Integration: Co- and Interethnic Friendship Selection and Friend Influence within Adolescent Social Networks. Sociological Science8(19):371-396.

Lorenz, G. (2021) Subtle Discrimination: Do Stereotypes among Teachers Trigger Bias in Their Expectations and Widen Ethnic Achievement Gaps? Social Psychology of Education24:537–71.


Selected conference presentations:

Lorenz, G. & Rjosk, R. (2022) “The benefits of diversity within diversity: Variety and separation effects on structural cohesion” Presentation at the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR) annual conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lorenz, G. (2021) "The interplay between social and structural integration: Selection and influence processes in adolescent social networks within schools" Keynote at the Joint Focal Meeting InZentIM and COST CA18115 „Social Integration of Migrants in Schools – Developing Professional Skills for Bullying Prevention and Positive Social Relationships“, digital.

Lorenz, G., Salikutluk, Z., Boda, Z., & Jansen, M. (2019) “Do Peers Stabilize Immigrants’ Optimism? The Co-Evolution of Educational Expectations and Friendship Networks of Ethnic Minority and Ethnic Majority Adolescents” Presentation at the International Conference “Immigrants’ Integration: Educational Opportunities and Life Chances” (IIEOLC), Ascona, Switzerland.

Lorenz, G. (2018) „Selbsterfüllende Prophezeiungen im Kontext ethnischer Bildungsungleichheiten“ Presentation at the Sechste Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Empirische Bildungsforschung (GEBF 2018), Basel, Switzerland.