Organization of Conferences, Workshops and Symposia



Co-organization of the conference Reimagining Our Worlds from Below: Transnational Conversations on Resistance, Movements and Transformations“ from February 22 to 24, 2022, the 1st Free Virtual Global Connections Outreach Conference of the  Society for the Study of Social Problems. An early announcement of this upcoming event can be found here.


Picture of the upcoming virtual conference


Co-organization of sessions: SSSP conference „Revolutionary Sociology“, August 6-8, 2021. As co-chair of the Transnational Initiatives Committee (2020-2021), I facilitate the organization of a number of session during the Annual Meeting of the  Society for the Study of Social Problems with the theme „ Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring.“ You can learn more about the sessions our committee members co-organize and our general mission within SSSP in our call for papers.


Development and co-organisation of the “Action Research Summer Camp”, August 31 to September 5, 2021 in Innsbruck, Austria. The explorative training program for early stage researchers and practicioners, hosted by the Department of Educational Science of the University of Salzburg and delivered in cooperation with  Dr. Corey Dolgon, Stonehill College, MA, USA. Financial support provided by  Fulbright Austria and the US Department of State.


Public Lecture Series „Sozialpädagogische Blicke: Kontrolle – Strafe – Zwang”  [Views into Social Pedagogy: Controlling – Punishing –  Coercing“] at the University of Salzburg, Austria, in winter term 2019/20. LINK to event poster


[Dis-]Organisation and [De-]Institutionalisationin Social Work and Social Pedagogy“ ([Des]Organisation und [Ent]Institutionalisierungin der Sozialen Arbeit). Biannual Conference of the Social Pedagogy Section of the ÖFEB – the Austrian Association of Research and Development in Education, 20 and 21 September 2018, University of Salzburg, Austria (together with Birgit BÜTOW). PDFs of poster and call for papers

Transatlantic Talk: Understanding the Rise of National Populism and Turns in Social Policies„, International Symosium at the University of Salzburg, Austria, 16 March 2018. PDF of program.

The Sound of Social Movements. Singing Lecture with Corey Dolgon„. 16 March 2018, Academy Bar Salzburg, Austria (together with  KZ-Association/ Association of Antifascists, Chapter Salzburg and  Gewerkschaftliche Linksblock, the left fraction within Austrian trade unions). Program

(Im)Mobilities in Social Problems Work: Exploring Mobilities Studies for Social Pedagogy„. International Symposium at the Biannual Conference of the GERA, the German Educational Research Association [DGfE], 21 March 2018, University of Duisburg-Essen, Campus Essen, Germany (together with Andreas HERZ and Wolfgang SCHROEER). Program

National Meeting of the Network Social Pedagogy [ Netzwerk Sozialpädagogik] in Austria, 19 January 2018, University of Salzburg, Austria.


Seminar Series „Colloquium Educational Science“ [Kolloquium Erziehungswissenschaft] at the Department of Educational Science: Co-Foundation and Coordination since 2017 (together with Burkhard GNIEWOSZ). PDFs of programs in summer term 2017, winter term 2017-18 and summer term 2018

‘Substantial social participation’ of young people on the move. Lessons from research with transnationally mobile youth and young separated refugees”. International Workshop at the Biannual Conference of the DGfE/GERA Commission Social Pedagogy / Social Work “Teilhabe durch*in*trotz Sozialpädagogik”, University of Vechta, Germany, May 18-20, 2017 (together with Laura Trott, Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, Italy). PDF of program