November 03, 2023 | News | New faces at MPIDR

Welcome, Ricardo Ulbricht!

Ricardo Ulbricht joins the team of the journal Demographic Research. © MPIDR/Wilhelm

Ricardo Ulbricht joined the team of the journal Demographic Research a few weeks ago. Ricardo studied German and English/American Studies at the University of Rostock. After graduating in 2009, he worked as a research assistant at the Institute of German Studies for three years. At the same time, he started working as a freelance editor and layouter for academic publications. Since 2013, he has been working full-time as a freelancer in various fields: Graphic design and editing for websites in the cultural sector; editing, layout, proofreading/editing e.g. for university publications and some magazines of the Heise Group like Technology Review or c't special issues.

What do you do at MPIDR?
I work for the journal Demographic Research as Assistant Managing Editor.

Why did you choose MPIDR?
As a student I got to know MPIDR briefly and was impressed. At that time I was working as an assistant for the International Gender Colloquium at the University of Rostock. Of course, it was the job advertisement that tipped the scales, as it reflected many of the areas in which I work as a freelancer.

What motivates you in your work? 
Since my studies I have been fascinated by scientific discourse and scientific communication, especially the preparation of books or articles for publication. It is always a special moment when a text you have been working on for a long time is published. My goal is to help even very complex manuscripts find an appealing and more readable form.

What do you like most about Rostock and what don't you like so much? 
I have lived in Rostock for 23 years. For me, the city is just the right size: not too crowded, you can get everywhere quickly - especially to the waterfront, there is a solid cultural offering, and for the bigger concerts you can easily get to Berlin or Hamburg. The size has one disadvantage: as far as I know there is not a single snooker table left in the city...


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