Daniel is a PhD student in Sociology of Education and Comparative Education with a master's in Sociology and Ph.D. Minor in History. Previously, he worked at the National Research Center in Germany on the IEA’s large-scale assessments TIMSS 2015 and PIRLS 2016. He got his first master’s in education policy at Harvard and his bachelor’s at Stanford in English Literature with Interdisciplinary Honors in Education and Minors in Art History and German Studies. Daniel is interested state and nation building in the 19th century, civics and citizenship, and gender(ing). Most broadly, he's interested in (education) policy both as an outcome of cultural processes as well as a key question predictor of core societal outcomes.