current research focus

In the application-oriented research of the department, sociological scientific approaches are combined transdisciplinarily with expertise in educational science and social work science.

Against the background of current problems and challenges, research focuses on the following interrelated topics:

  • Regional contexts of social inequality relations,
  • Social dynamics in the context of global flight and migration movements,
  • Power asymmetries and institutionalized mechanisms of social control,
  • Processes of social exclusion and re-integration,
  • Childhood, education and upbringing in the light of social inequality,
  • Peace studies, global solidarity and pacifism.