Maila Mertens

Maila Mertens, M.A. Sociology

PhD Candidate

Empirical and Normative Knowledge and Data Centre

mertens@soziologie.uzh.ch

Maila Mertens is a PhD candidate at the Empirical and Normative Knowledge and Data Centre of the URPP Human Reproduction Reloaded | H2R at the University of Zurich. Maila's research interests include gender studies, particularly the division of child care in partnerships and the reconciliation of career and family planning for women. Her PhD project will be concerned with social egg freezing and the possibilities it brings to postpone family formation. Education

  • Master of Arts in Sociology, University of Konstanz (2019-2021)
  • Bachelor of Arts in Sociology, University of Hamburg (2015-2019)

Work experience

  • Research assistant - Chair of gender studies, Prof. Dr. Susanne Strauß, University of Konstanz (2020-2021)
  • Intern - GESIS Leibniz Institute for the social sciences, Mannheim (2018)
  • Student assistant and tutor - Chair of quantitative methods of social research, Prof. Dr. Stefanie Kley, University of Hamburg (2017-2018)
  • Student assistant and tutor - Chair of Sociology, Prof. Dr. Birgit Pfau-Effinger (2016-2018)