M. A. Tanja Preböck


Kärntenstraße 7, D-96052 Bamberg, Room KÄ7/00.24
Phone: 0951 / 863-2769
Email: tanja.preboeck(at)uni-bamberg.de

Office hours

by appointment via e-mail


Short Bio

Tanja Preböck studied social pedagogy and sociology and holds a Masters Degree in Sociology from the University of Bamberg. From 2017 through 2020, she worked as a student assistant at the State Institute for Family Research. Her main research interests are context specific learning, educational choices after the “Abitur”, and mixed methods. Since 2020, she is a research associate at the professorship of economics and business education at the University of Bamberg.

Research Interests

  • Education Research: in particular context specific learning as well as the choice towards vocational training with a general university entry qualification
  • Mixed Methods: in particular the comprehensibility of societal conditions on the basis of individual reports of experiences


06/2017 – 09/2020: Student Assistant, State institute for Family Research at the University of Bamberg (ifb)

10/2019 – 03/2020: Student Assistant, Chair of Sociology, especially Methods of Empirical Social Research

04/2018, 2019, 2020 and 10/2019: Tutor at the Freshman Orientation Days at the University of Bamberg in the field of Sociology

04/2017 – 07/2020: M. A. in Sociology at the University of Bamberg (Germany)

10/2013 – 03/2017: B. A. in Social Work at theLutheran University of Applied Sciences, Nuremberg (Germany)


Preböck, T. & Annen, S. (2021). „Online-Lehre im ‚Corona-Semester‘ aus Studierendensicht. Erste Befunde einer Befragung an der Otto-Friedrich-Universität Bamberg“. MedienPädagogik 40 (CoViD-19), 157–176. https://doi.org/10.21240/mpaed/40/2021.11.15.X

Preböck, T. (2021). Weibliche Genitalverstümmelung in Ägypten. Beschreibung und Kausalanalyse auf inhaltsanalytischer Grundlage. [Female Genital Mutilation in Egypt: Caracterization and causal study on a content-analytical basis] [Masterarbeit | Masterthesis] Bamberg: University Press.

Brand, A., Schünemann, W. J., König, T. & Preböck, T. (2021). „Detecting policy fields in German parliamentary materials with Heterogeneous Information Networks and node embeddings.” In I. Rehbein, G. Lapesa, G. Glavaš, & S. Ponzetto (Hrsg.), Proceedings of the 1st Workshop on Computational Linguistics for Political Text Analysis (pp. 57-63). gscl.org/media/pages/arbeitskreise/cpss/cpss-2021/workshop-proceedings/352683648-1631172151/cpss2021-proceedings.pdf

Conference contributions

Preböck, T., Brand, A. & Annen, S. (2021). Volkshochschulen - Orte ergänzender beruflicher Bildung? Eine vergleichende Untersuchung der angebotenen Inhalte und Kontexte. [Adult Education Centres – Places of complementary vocational education and training? Acomparative study of the contents and contexts] Presantation at the annual conference of the Section Vocational and Business Education of the German Society for Educational Sciences (BWP) (15th -17th of September 2021, Bamberg / online)

Preböck, T. & Brand, A. (2021).The media discourse about Female Genital Mutilation (FGM) as an example of niche building patterns in complex networks. Presentation at the 5th European Conference on Social Networks (EUSN) (06th -10th of September 2021, Naples / online)

Brand, A., Schünemann, W., König, T. & Preböck, T. (2021). Detecting policy fields in German parliamentary materials with Heterogeneous Information Networks and node embeddings. Presentation at the 1st workshop on Computational Linguistics for Political Text Analysis (KONVENS 2021, 06th of September 2021, Düsseldorf / online)

Preböck, T. (2021). Kollektive Erfahrungen oder neue Stratifizierungslinien? – Erfahrungen aus der Onlinelehre im Sommersemester 2020. [Collective experiences or new stratification lines? - Experiences from online teaching in the summer semester 2020.]Presenation at the joint Sociology Congress of the German and Austrian Sociological Societies (23rd -25th of August 2021, Vienna / online)

Preböck, T. & Annen, S. (2021). Company? Yes, please! Using the NEPS to analyse why apprentices with the Abitur decline university. Presentation at the 6th International NEPS Conference (08.06.2021, Bamberg / online)

Preböck, T. (2021). Begründungsmuster weiblicher Genitalverstümmelung. Besonderer Fokus auf Migrationsprozesse. [Patterns of justification of female genital mutilation. Special focus on migration processes] Presentation of own master's thesis with emphasis on practical relevance as part of the Digital Lecture Evening: Applicants for the Outstanding Thesis Award present their work (Berufsverband deutscher Soziologen [Professional Association of German Sociologists], 28th of May 2021, online)

Preböck, T. & Brand, A. (2020). Collective Sense-Making Patterns in K-Partite Networks: The Case of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). Presentation in the session: "Analyzing Text and Words" (Content meets Structure, 28th -30th of September 2020 in Heidelberg)

Preböck, T. (2020). Weibliche Genitalverstümmelung – Begründungsversuch einer kulturellen Praxis [Female genital mutilation – Attempt of justification of a cultural practice] Contribution in the "Digital Poster Presentation" (Congress of the German Sociological Society, 14th -24th of September 2020, online) Available at kongress2020.soziologie.de/fileadmin/kongress/Poster/Postervorschlag_Tanja_Prebo__ck.pdf.

Preböck, T. (2019). Prävalenz weiblicher Genitalbeschneidung (FGC) in Ägypten - Mutter- und Tochtergeneration [Prevalence of female circumcision (FGC) in Egypt - mother and daughter generation] Presentation in the thematic area "General Sociology" (Student Sociology Congress, 19th -22nd of September 2019 in Bochum).