Benjamin Schulz is research assistant and PhD candidate at the University of Mannheim, Germany. He received his training in Sociology, Philosophy and Logic at the Universities of Leipzig, Germany and Karlstad, Sweden. Benjamin Schulz is working on migration and integration issues. In his dissertation, he analyses the role of the social embedding of immigrants for their structural integration. He was born in Salzwedel, Germany in 1982. From 2004 to 2008 he collaborated in the Polish Migration Project, funded by the German Science Foundation. In 2005 he received the Wolfgang-Natonek-Award from the University of Leipzig for distinguished studying achievements and outstanding engagement for the University of Leipzig. Besides his current work within SPP1646, he is working in NEPS pillar 4 “Education acquisition with migration background across the life span”.