Arbeids- og kompetanseområde

I joined HVL as part of the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Post-Doctoral Fellowship. The aim of this fellowship project (DISCEFRN) is to examine the potential and pitfalls of introducing standardized language requirements (CEFR) in job ads to reduce language-related discrimination of immigrants. 

My research interests relate to ethnic and gender inequalities, discrimination research, experimental methods and all topics that relate to that in a narrow or broader sense. 


Please find my 5 most recent publications here: 

Schmaus, M., Olczyk, M., Neumeyer, S., & Will, G. (2023).   High realistic aspirations – Do normative pressures overthrow rational calculations? Applying the model of frame selection to the educational aspirations of immigrant and majority students in Germany. Rationality and Society, forthcoming.

Neumeyer, S., Olczyk, M., Schmaus, M., & Will, G. (2022). Reducing or widening the gap? How the educational aspirations and expectations of Turkish and majority families develop during lower secondary education in Germany. KZfSS Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 74(2), 259-285.

Schmaus, M. (2022). Disproportionate identification of special needs for ethnic and language minority students in England–patterns and explanations. British Journal of Sociology of Education, 43(1), 40-62.

Schmaus, M., & Kristen, C. (2022). Foreign Accents in the Early Hiring Process: A Field Experiment on Accent-Related Ethnic Discrimination in Germany. International Migration Review, 56(2), 562-593.

Schmaus, M. (2020). Ethnic differences in labour market outcomes—the role of language-based discrimination. European Sociological Review, 36(1), 82-103.