Curriculum Vitae

Studied social sciences at the University of Wuppertal

1997 Research Assistant, University of Wuppertal

2000 PhD in Childhood Studies with a focus on the "Social Situation of Children in Single-Parent Families", University of Wuppertal

2003 Teacher of Social Sciences and Politics, Berufskolleg Bergisch Land; Pedagogical Assistant and Lecturer in extracurricular (intercultural) education

2008 Research Assistant and coordinator of the doctoral program "Children and Childhood in the Field of Social Modernization" and the research center "Childhood”. Societies of the University of Wuppertal

Research periods abroad:  University of Illinois at Chicago (Chicago, USA), Columbia University (New York, USA); University of Waterloo (Canada); University of Edinburgh and University of Aberdeen (Scotland)

2011 Habilitation on the theoretical, historical and political significance of thinking and the understanding of science by Jane Addams, Mary Richmond and Alice Salomon

2012 Deputy Professor of Social Pedagogy, University of Bamberg

2013 Appointment to the Chair of Social Pedagogy, University of Bamberg