Nicolas Legewie

Office Address: 

216 McNeil

Visiting Scholar

Ph.D., Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2015
M.A., Humboldt-University of Berlin, 2011
B.A., Humboldt-University of Berlin, Social Sciences, 2007

Photo credit: Florian Schuh

Nicolas M. Legewie received his MA and PhD in social science from Humboldt University of Berlin. Currently, he is a postdoctoral researcher at the German Institute of Economic Research (DIW Berlin) and visiting fellow at the Sociology Department, University of Pennsylvania. Nicolas M. Legewie's research focuses on the role of social environments, such as personal and neighborhood networks, on educational and occupation attainment and upward mobility. He also writes and teaches about migration, the life course, and research methodology such as video data analysis, mixed methods, qualitative interviewing, digital social science research, and qualitative comparative analysis (QCA). At Penn, he is working on three specific paper projects: first, a paper discussing the role of family ties in trajectories of upward mobility in education; second, a paper looking at the role of network-based narratives in educational attainment; and third, a paper analyzing the impact of heterogeneity in cultural models of education and occupation in counties on individuals’ college enrollment and completion.