Head of department: Prof. Dr. Alexandra Retkowski

Since April 2019, I have been representing the subject area "Social Services for Structurally Weak Regions" at the Institute for Social Work in Faculty 4 of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.


  • Since April 2019 W-3 professorship "Social services for structurally weak regions" at the Institute for Social Work of Faculty 4 of the BTU Cottbus-Senftenberg.
  • 2013-2018 junior professor for “Professional Ethics. Sexuality and Power in School and Social Work ”at the Humanities Department at the University of Kassel. Institute for Social Work and Institute for Educational Science within the funding line "Sexual Violence against Children and Young People in Pedagogical Institutions" of the Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF)
  • 2011-2013 substitute professor for “Social Pedagogy. Theory and History of Social Work ”at the Department of Human Sciences, Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Kassel

  • 2008-2011 research assistant in the ethnographic research project “Family Violence. Breaks and Uncertainties in Social Pedagogical Practice ”with Prof. Dr. Werner Thole at the Department of Social Sciences at the University of Kassel

  • 2006 Visiting Scholar at the Department of Anthropology at the University of Berkeley, California

  • 2005-2008 PhD scholarship holder in the interdisciplinary DFG Research Training Group "Generation History" at the Georg-August University in Göttingen with Prof. Dr. Margret Kraul

  • 1997-2004 Master of Education / Sociology / Slavic Philology at the Georg-August-University Göttingen

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