Photo of Dr. Eberhard Raithelhuber, Privatdozent


„Towards a Re-Familialization of Social Security and Inclusion? A Critical View on Mentoring Programs for Migrants and Youth.“ Presentation at the conference „The Making and Doing of Family in, through and with Education and Social Work“ in the panel „Doing Family with Public / Private Boundaries“, September 23, 2021, Trier University, Germany.  LINK to the conference website, PDF of conference program.

Discussant of the Papers in the Panel ‚Beyond Migration: The Role of (Im)mobility in Community Inclusion and Exclusion‘“ (session no. 83). Virtual Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Social Problems 2021: „ Revolutionary Sociology: Truth, Healing, Reparations and Restructuring„, April 4 to 7, 2021, Chicago, USA.

Mentoring-Programme als neue Form sozialer Intervention? Überlegungen zu Forschungs- und Entwicklungsaufgaben der Sozialen Arbeit im gesellschaftlichen Wandel“ [Mentoring Programs as a New Form of Social Intervention? Reflections on Research and Development Tasks in Social Work in View of Social Change.] Presentation at the Department of Applied Human Sciences, June 21, 2021, Bertha von Suttner Private University, St. Pölten, Austria.

Eine Evaluation der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe in Niederösterreich. Grundlegende Anmerkungen aus der Perspektive Sozialen Arbeit“. [Evaluating child and youth welfare services in Lower Austria. General remarks from the perspective of social work and social pedagogy]. Presentation at the Danube University Krems, Austria, May 19, 2021, Austria.

„Kinder- und Jugendhilfe – Errungenschaften, Innovationen, Perspektiven“ [Child and Youth Welfare Services – Accomplishments, Innovations, Perspectives]. Presentation at the Faculty of Applied Social Sciences, April 22, 2021, Erfurt University of Applied Sciences, Germany.


Mentoring für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge als Teil der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe? Eine kritische Betrachtung sozialer Innovation am Beispiel eines Patenschaftsprojekts“ [Mentoring for unaccompanied refugee minors as a part of child and youth welfare? A critical view on social innovation using the example of a pilot program to create „godparentshoods“]. Presentation at the Institute of Educational Science, December 3,2020, University of Paderborn, Germany.

„Wie macht man aus Freiwilligen ‚Pat*innen für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge‘? Ambivalenzen der sozialen Problembearbeitung in einer Organisation der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe.“ [How volunteers are turned into „youth mentors for unaccompanied refugee minors“. Ambivalences in and of social problems work in a youth welfare service organization] Presentation at the Department of Social Work and Social Welfare, November 23, 2020, University of Kassel, Germany.

„‚Persönliche Beziehungen‘ anstelle sozialer Sicherung? Ein kritischer Blick auf Patenschaften für ‚unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge‘ und die Kinder- und Jugendhilfe“ [„Personal relationships“ instead of social security? A critical view on youth mentoring programs for „unaccompanied refugee minors“ and child and youth welfare]. Presentation at the Department of Educational Sciences, October 15, 2020, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Koblenz, Germany.

„‚Kritischer Kommentar‘ des Panels ‚Historisches Lernen in der europäischen Migrationsgesellschaft“ [Critical commentary on the panel „Historical Learning in the European Migration Society“]. Presentation at the  6th Annual Conference for Migration and Integration Research, September 16-18, 2020, Paris Lodron University of Salzburg, Austria. PDF of the preliminary program.

„‚Migration und Mobilität‘: eine neue, kritische und strategische Perspektive für die erziehungswissenschaftliche Forschung.“ Presentation at the Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft und Bildungsforschung, July 13, 2020, University of Klagenfurt, Austria.

„Neue Impulse für die sozialpädagogische Adressat_innenforschung: Das Potenzial der interdisziplinären Mobility Studies, Citizenship Studies und kritischen Migrationsforschung.“ Presentation at the Institute of Social Work and Social Policy, June 22, 2020, University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany.

„Bottom-linked innovation in youth welfare services? Studying new support initiatives for recently arrived young migrants within an international comparative approach.“ Presentation at the Institute of Social Work and Social Pedagogy, February 2, 2020, Leuphana University Lüneburg, Germany.


„Social Problems Work ‚in Limbo‘: Ertrag und Ausblick einer Forschungsperspektive“ [„Social Problems Work ‚in Limbo'“ – Achievements and Prospect of a Research Orientation]. Presentation based on the postdoctoral thesis in the concluding Habilitation colloquium to achieve the „venia docendi“ in Educational Science, December 9, 2019, University of Salzburg, Austria.

„Interferenzen von sozialer Ungleichheit und sozialer Bildung. Ein integrierter und geweiteter Forschungsblick auf soziale Unterstützung, Solidarität und Schutz.“ [Interferences between Social Inequality and Social Education. An Integrated and Extended Research Perspective on Social Support, Solidarity and Protection]. Presentation on December 5, 2019, University of Innsbruck, Austria.

„Researching Social Problems Work ‚in Limbo‘ as a Way to Envision the Future of Social Work and Social Pedagogy.“ Presentation at the confrence „AWAKENING, CONTINUITY AND CHANGE – 20 years of degree programme in Social Work“ at the  Free University of Bozen/Bolzano, South Tyrol, Italy, November 21 and 22, 2019. LINK to  conference website

Discussant at the closing „Panel Discussion“ during the  Mentoring Short Course 2019 „Mentoring for Social Inclusion“, organized by the  European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring and the  UMB/MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (USA), October 7 to 8, 2019, NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

„How does youth mentoring for ‘unaccompanied refugee minors’ work? Insights into a pilot project in Austria.“ Presentation at a Thematic Session during the Mentoring Short Course 2019 „ Mentoring for Social Inclusion„, organized by the  European Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring and the  UMB/MENTOR Center for Evidence-Based Mentoring (USA), October 7 to 8, 2019, NHL Stenden University, Leeuwarden, Netherlands.

„Enforcing (Im)mobilities: Inspecting the Regime for Transnational ‚Roma beggars‘ in an Austrian City“. Presentation in the Luncheon Seminar, Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China, September 17, 2019. LINK to abstract

„A Window on Welfare and Migration Policies in Austria: Findings on a Youth Mentoring Program for ‚Unaccompanied Refugee Minors'“. Presentation at the Department of Sociology, University of Hong Kong (HKU), Hong Kong SAR of the People’s Republic of China, September 12, 2019. LINK to abstract


„Unpacking (im)mobilities for social pedagogy or: do we need to move towards a new research agenda? Introduction by the organizers“ and „Commentary“. Presentation at the International Symposium „(Im)Mobilities in Social Problems Work: Exploring Mobilities Studies for Social Pedagogy“ at the Biannual DGfE/GERA Congress 2018 “Bewegungen” [Movements]  LINK, University of Duisburg/ Essen, Germany, March 18-21, 2018. PDF of panel progam

„Creating ‚Godparents‘ for ‚Unaccompanied Refugee Minors‘: A Case Study on how to Engage Civil Society in Refugee Protection“. Presentation at the workshop „Social work with refugees: emerging prospects in education, research and practice“, organized by the IMISCOE Research Group „ International Migration and Social Protection“ at the National Center of Competence in Research (NCCR) – The Migration–Mobility Nexus, Unversity of Neuchâtel, Switzerland, March 5 and 6, 2018. PDF of program

‚Wenn wir wollen, helfen sie und in jeder Richtung‘ – Sichtweisen von Jugendlichen auf Patenschaften für ‚unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge‘ in Österreich“ [‚If we want it, they help us in every way‘ – Perceptions of young people on godparenthoods for ‚unaccompanied refugee minors‘ in Austria]. IGfH und ISS-Forschungskolloquium Erziehungshilfen 2018 [Research Colloquium on Youth Welfare Services], Frankfurt am Main, Germany, March 2 and 3, 2018. (Presented by Amancay JENNY) PDF of proposal, PDF of full program

Moving toward the Intersection of Social (De)protection and (Im)Mobilities as a New Approach for Research in Social Work„. Presentation at the Free University of Bozen-Bolzano, Department of Educational Science, Brixen, Italy, February 7, 2018.


„Lassen sich Projekte zur ‚soziale Integration‘ geflüchteter Menschen kritisch beforschen? Methodologische und forschungspragmatische Reflexionen eines ‚Patenschaftsprojekts‘ für ‚unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge‘“. [Can We Research Projects for a „Social Integration“ of Refugees within a Critical Perspective? Methodological and pragmatical reflections on a „mentorship project“ for „unaccompanied minor refugees and asylum seekers“] Presentation at the Expert Talk „Soziale Integration von geflüchteten Menschen: Kriterien, Erhebungsmethoden und Praxisbeispiele“ [social integration of refugees: criteria, research methods and practical examples], organized by ifz – international research centre for social ethics and the Centre for Ethics and Poverty Research at the University of Salzburg, Salzburg, Austria, November 9-10, 2017. PDF of program in German

“Is ‘Substantial social participation’ for ‘young separated refugees’ nothing but a phantasm? Critical reflections based on a study of a mentorship program in Austria”. Presentation at the workshop „‚Substantial social participation‘ of young people on the move. Lessons from research with transnationally mobile youth and young separated refugees“ at the Biannual Conference of the DGfE  Commission Social Pedagogy / Social Work „Teilhabe durch*in*trotz Sozialpädagogik“, University of Vechta, Germany, May 18-20, 2017. PDF of workshop proposal. PDF of call for papers

„What does it take to think of a ‚mobility-centered‘ social policy? Intersecting mobilties and social protection on the way towards a new research agenda.“ Presentation at “ The Migration Seminar”, Malmö Institute for Studies of Migration, Diversity and Welfare ( MIM), University of Malmö, Sweden, February 2, 2017. PDF of abstract


„Comment on Paper Presentations in Session III: Diversity, Migration and Language“ on the papers „Rethinking linguistic rights in the context of mobility, migration and forced displacement“ (project PluS) and „Caretaker input and child language acquisition: Effects of kindergarten exposure, migration background and socioeconomic status of families“ (project INPUT), at the Final Symposium „Diversity & Identity Project Calls 2010/2011“,  WWTF / City of Vienna Programme “ Social Sciences and Humanities in Vienna”, University of Vienna, Austria, November 15, 2016.

„Tackling (in)security and (im)mobility – Some reflections for social work from a study on transnationally mobile poor“. Presentation at the Department of Political and Social Science, Universitá degli Studi Firenze, Italy, October 27, 2016.

„Übergänge gestalten“ [How do we arrange transitions into child and youth care?]. Presentation at the expert meeting „Aufnahmeprozess in sozialpädagogischen Einrichtungen der Kinder- und Jugendhilfe“ [Processes of reception and integration within out-of-home child and youth care institutions], organized by the state supervision for youth welfare services in the Federal State of Salzburg [Fachaufsicht  Referat 3/02 – Kinder- und Jugendhilfe, Amt der Salzburger Landesregierung], Austria, October 17, 2016.

„Taking stock and looking ahead. Introduction by the organizers.“ Presentation at the International Workshop „Intersecting Mobilities and Social Protection: Looking Out for a New Approach how to Do Research“, University of Salzburg, Austria, September 26 to 28, 2016. (togehter with  Nandita Sharma and  Wolfgang Schröer). PDF of workshop program

„Die Durchdringung von Sozialer (Ent)Sicherung und (Im)Mobilitäten: Ein Blickpunkt zur Verhältnisbestimmung von Sozialer Arbeit und Sozialen Frage(n)“ [The pervasion of Social (in)security and  (im)mobility: A focus on the relationship of social work and social questions]. Presentation at the Annual Conference of the ÖFEB-Section Sozialpädagogik „Soziale Arbeit und soziale Frage(n)“ [Social Work and Social Question(s)], University of Klagenfurt, Austria, September 22 to 23, 2016. PDF of proposal in German. PDF of conference program in German.

„Aspekte der Lebensbewältigung junger Flüchtlinge in Österreich“ [How are young refugees positioned in Austria and how do they deal with related challenges?). Presentation at the workshop „Umgang junger Menschen mit Fluchterfahrung im Rahmen der Offenen Jugendarbeit“ [Working with young people with refugee experience in the context of youth work], organized by the  Verein Wiener Jugendzentren, Vienna, Austria, 6 September, 2016.

„Negotiating Social (De-)Protection: The case of transnationally mobile ‘Roma Beggars’ from Southeastern Europe in Austria“. Presentation at the panel „Return migration, circular migration and social work – An emerging field of research and practice“ during the 13th IMISCOE Annual Conference on Migration and Development, Prague, June 30 to July 2, 2016. PDF of proposal.

„Implementing mentorship and foster families for „Unaccompanied Minor Asylum-seekers“‚ in Austria: Insights from research into a pilot project“. Presentation at the session „Unaccompanied Minors and Refugees“, 33rd FICE Congress and 2nd CYC World Conference „Together Towards a Better World for Children, Adolescents and Families“, Vienna, Austria, August 22 to 25, 2016. PDF of proposal. PDF of conference program.

„Constructing mentorship as a support structure for ‘unaccompanied minor refugees’ in Austria – insights into a qualitative research project“. Presentation at the XXVIIème Colloque européen du réseau  REFUTS „L’INGENIERIE SOCIALE en Europe : quel rôle pour les travailleurs sociaux et les ‚personnes concernées‘?“, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, July 4 to 6, 2016. PDF of proposal.

„Mobilitäten in der Erziehungswissenschaft – Skizzierung eines Blicks aus der Perspektive der ‚mobilities studies'“ [Mobilitites in Educational Science – an Outlook from the Perspective of ‚Mobilities Studies'“. Presentation within the Symposium „Bildung ohne Grenzen? Migration und Mobilität als widersprüchliche Kategorien der Bildungspolitik“ [Education without Borders? Migration and Mobility as Contradicting Categories in Educational Policy“,  Annual Conference of the Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE) „Where does school stop? Transformations and shifts of educational boundaries“, University of Lausanne, Switzerland, June 29 to July 1, 2016. PDF of proposal in German.

Die Forschungsperspektive im Pilotprojekts ‚Open.Heart. Familien und Patenschaften für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge'“ [The research perspective on the pilot project ‚Open.Heart‘- families and mentorships for unaccompanied minor refugees]. Panel discussion „Unsere Erfahrungen“ [Our Experiences] during the Exchange of Expertise & Round Table „Gastfamilien & Patenschaften für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge in Österreich & Europa“ [Guest families and mentorships for unaccompanied minor refugees in Austria and Europe], organized by the  Kinder- und Jugendanwaltschaft Salzburg, Austria, Mai 30, 2016. PDF of program.

„The Learning of Others: How ‚Locals‘ Make Sense of Their Mentorship for ‚Unaccompanied Minor Refugees'“. Presentation at the International Conference „Migration and Education“ / „Migration Bildet“, Pädagogische Hochschule Salzburg – Stefan Zweig Hochschule, Salzburg, Austria, May 12, 2016. PDF of proposal. PDF of program.

„Zugänge zu den Befragten/Feldzugang. Erfahrungen aus der wissenschaftlichen Begleitung des Pilotprojekts „Open.Heart – PatInnen und Gastfamilien für unbegleitete minderjährige Flüchtlinge“ [How to Approach the Interviewees and the Field? – Experiences within the Study of the Pilot Project „Open.Heart – Mentors and Guest Families für Unaccompanied Minor Refugees“. Presentation at the Expert Workshop „Unaccompanied Minor and Accompanied Minor Refugees – Social Conditions, Needs, Experiences and Perspectives from the Point of View of Young People“, German Youth Institut / Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München, Germany, February 22, 2016.

„Wer kümmert sich um die ‚Live-Ins‘? Österreichs transnationale Pflege- und Betreuungsarbeiterinnen in Haushalten älterer Menschen.“ [Who cares about the ‚Live Ins‘? Austria’s Transnational Care Workers in Private Homes of Elder People] Presentation within the interdisciplinary lecture series „Alternsforschung an der Universität Salzburg“ [Research on Aging at the University of Salzburg“, organized by the Gerontology Network at the University of Salzburg, 14 January 2016. PDF of abstract in German.


„Negotiating Social Protection for Transnationally Mobile Groups in Intermediary Spaces. Insights into a Multi-sighted Open Case Study on ‚Roma Beggars‘ from Southeastern Europe in Austria“. Presentation at the International Workshop „Return Migration, Circular Migration and Social Work – An Emerging Field of Practice“,  IMISCOE RESEARCH GROUP „International Migration and Social Protection“ (IMASP), 15 to 16 October 2015, Malmö University, Sweden. PDF of abstract.

„Migrantische Pflege- und Betreuungsarbeiterinnen in Haushalten älterer Menschen als Herausforderung der Sozialen Arbeit: Einblicke in die transnationale Organisation sozialer Dienstleistungen und die Verletzbarkeit von „Live-Ins“. PDF “ [Female migrant care-givers in private households of elder people as a challenge for social work: Insights into the transnational organization of social services provision and vulnerabilities of “live-ins”] Presentation at the  26th European Colloquium of the  REFUTS network. “Aging and Society. Lifecourse and Social Intervention”, 1 to 2 July 2015, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Charleroi et Bruxelles), Belgium. PDF of powerpoint slides in English.


„Transnationalisierung, Diversität und Mobilität – Herausforderungen und Forschungsperspektiven in der Sozialen Arbeit“ [Transnationalization, Diversity and Mobility – Challenges and Research Perspective in Social Pedagogy/ Social Work]. Presentation at the Institute of Education, 15 January 2014, Paris Lodron University Salzburg, Austria.


„Exploring Social Protection across Borders. A Review of Conceptual Approaches and Empirical Findings“. PDF Presentation at the Workshop „Mobility and Civil Society: How Social Commitment Takes Place“, organized by the Interdisciplinary Research Group CULTURES OF MOBILITY IN EUROPE (COME)  LINK, 5 to 6 December 2013. University of Freiburg i. Br., Germany.

„Translating Welfare and Migration Policies in Canada and Germany: Introductory remarks“. Presentation at the International Workshop “Translating Welfare and Migration Policies in Canada and Germany – Transatlantic and Transnational Perspectives in Social Work”, PDF 17 to 19 October 2013, Frankfurt am Main, Germany. (with Wolfgang Schröer)

„Sozialpädagogische AdressatInnenforschung im Visier: Social Agency, Citizenship und Diversity“. Presentation at the Institute of Pedagogy, 14 October 2013, University of Trier, Germany.

„Das Projekt CHILD – ein Kommentar aus einer ‚Social Agency‘-Perspektive“ [The Research Project CHILD – A Commentary from the Perspective of Social Agency“. Presentation at the Workshop of the Research Project “Children in the Luxembourgian Day Care System (CHILD), 2013-2015”  LINK within the Research Axis “Early Childhood: Education and Care”, Research Unit INSIDE, 1 October 2013, University of Luxembourg.

„Extending agency. Sozialtheoretische und sozialanthropologische Bezüge“ PDF [Extending Agency – Reflections from the Perspectives of Social Theory and Social Anthropology]. Lecture within the Panel „Warum jetzt agency relational denken? Bestandsaufnahme und Perspektiven für die Kindheitsforschung” [Why should We Conceptualize Agency within a Relational Framework Now? Reviewing the State of the Art and Developing Perspectives for Childhood Studies] (Meike Baader, Eberhard Raithelhuber, Florian Eßer) at the Annual Convention of the Section Sociology of Childhood within the German Association of Sociology (DGS) „Kinder als Akteure – Agency und Kindheit“ PDF [Children as Actors – Agency and Childhood], 26 to 28  September 2013, Stiftung Universität Hildesheim, Germany. PDF of conference report (in German).

„Soziale Differenzlinien und soziale Ungleichheiten – Herausforderungen und Perspektiven für die Forschung in der Sozialen Arbeit“ PDF [On the Production of Social Differences and Social Inequality – Challenges and Perspectives for Social Work Research]. Presentation at the Institute of Social Pedagogy and Adult Education, 23 September 2013, Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany.

„Historisch-theoretische Kontexte des Übergangskonzepts: Sozial-, kultur- und erziehungswissenschaftliche Entwicklungslinien“ PDF [Historical and Theoretical Contexts of the Concept Transition: Threads within Social Science, Social Anthropology and Education]. Lecture at the XXIV REFUTS-Symposium  LINK „Übergänge im Lebenslauf: zwischen sozio-ökonomischer Krise, öffentlicher Politik und beruflicher Praxis“ [Transitions in the Life Course: Between Socio-economic Crisis, Public Policy and Professional Practice], 1 to 3 July 2013, University of Luxemburg.


“Boundary Work and ‘the Political’ in Social Support Arrangements” PDF, presentation at the International Workshop: “Reimagining Social Policy toward Transnational Social Support”, 4th International Meeting of the Research Cluster “Transnational Social Support”, Oct. 11 and 12, 2012 at York University, Toronto, Canada.


„Was meint Transnationalisierung – und was hat Soziale Arbeit damit zu tun?“ PDF, [“What Does Transnationalisation Mean – and What Has Social Work got to do with it?”] Lecture at the convention “Transnationale Netzwerke in der Sozialen Arbeit” on 7 and 8 March 2011 at Berner Fachhochschule (BFH, Switzerland) / Fachbereich Soziale Arbeit.


„Was Robin Hood mit Internationalen Gärten zu tun hat – oder: Die Bedeutung der Commons/ Gemeingüter für die Soziale Arbeit.“ [“What Does Robin Hood Have to do with  International Community Gardens – Or: the Significance of the Commons for Social Work.”] Lecture at Technical University of Dresden, Germany, Institute for Social Pedagogy, Social Work and Welfare Studies, 25.11.2010.

„Ein relationales Verständnis von Agency. Sozialtheoretische Überlegungen und Konsequenzen für empirische Analysen.“ PDF [“A Relational Approach towards Agency. Considerations in the Light of Social Theory and Consequences for Empirical Analyses.”] Lecture at the convention “Handlungsfähigkeit, Handlungsmacht, Agency: Ein Symposium zu Agency-Analyse in der qualitativ-rekonstruktiven Forschung”, 5–6. 11.2010 at EHS Freiburg, Germany

„Bleibt alles anders? Chancengleichheit in der strukturierten Promotionsförderung an deutschen Hochschulen – Gender und Diversity.“ PDF [“Will Everything Stay Different? Equality of Opportunity within PhD Programs at German Universities – Gender and Diversity.”] Presentation at the meeting of the network of early-stage researchers in social work within the commission of education and social institutions of the German Educational Research Association (DGFE), 30.10.2010, University of Kassel, Germany (with S. Korff, C. Oppermann, N. Roman).

„Blackbox strukturierte Promotionsförderung. Wer kommt rein – was kommt raus?“ PDF [“Blackbox PhD programs. Who can come in and what will come out?”] Presentation at the conference “Finishing the PhD – and what comes then? Career orientations, paths and counseling of/ for early stage researchers”, 27–28.9.2010 at the University of Rostock, Germany (with S. Korff, C. Oppermann, N. Roman).

“Think globally – act trans-locally? Some thoughts on the prospect of the Commons for social work.” PDF Paper presented at “The International ‘Social Work & Society’ Academy – 8th annual TiSSA Plenum”  LINK, 25 to 27 August 2010 at Tallinn University, Estonia.

„Die Idee der strukturierte Promotion“ [“What’s behind the Idea of PhD Programmes?”]. Presentation within the lecture series “The idea of the university” at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, 30.6.2010 (with S. Korff, C. Oppermann, J. Schröder).

„Übergänge und agency. Eine sozialtheoretische Reflexion zur Neuausrichtung des Lebenslaufkonzepts.“ [“Transitions and Agency. A Reflection on the Life Course Approach from the Perspective of Social Theory.”] Presentation at the conference “Lifelong Learning as a challenge for science and educational policy”, 25–26.6.2010, Technical University of Dresden, Germany.


„Chancengleichheit in der Promotionsförderung als demokratische Herausforderung – Eine Betrachtung von Ansätzen strukturierter Promotionswege in Deutschland.“ [“Equal Opportunities in PhD funding as a Democratic Challenge – Examining Approaches to Structured Doctoral Routes in Germany.”] Lecture on 16.3.2009 at 22nd DGfE convention “Bildung in der Demokratie”, 15–17 March 2010 in Mainz, Germany.
„Freiwilligendienste als Teil transnationaler Handlungsstrategien im Menschenrechtsbereich – eine Vision!?“ PDF Presentation at the conference “Out into the world for human rights?! Volunteer services as an element of a transnational action strategy between Germany and Mexico”, 2–3.2.2010 in Berlin, Germany.

„‚Transnational Citizenship‘ und ‚democratic learning‘ – eine erziehungswissenschaftliche Perspektive.“ [“‘Transnational Citizenship’ and ‘Democratic Learning’ – an Educationalist Perspective.”] Presentation at “Hildesheim Open University 2009: Crossing Borders”, 15.6.2009 at the University of Hildesheim, Germany.

„Transnationalismus, ‚citizenship‘ und ‚democratic learning‘ – Einleitende Anmerkungen zu einer erziehungswissenschaftlichen Perspektive auf transnationale Phänomene.“ [“Transnationalism, ‘Citizenship’, and ‘Democratic Learning’ – Introductory Remarks to an Educationalist Perspective on Transnational Phenomena.”] Presentation at the annual conference of the DGFE commission on education and social institutions “Bildung des Effective Citizen – Sozialpädagogik auf dem Weg zu einem neuen Sozialentwurf?”, 11–13.6.2009 in Halle, Germany.

„Chancengleichheit in der strukturierten Promotionsförderung an deutschen Hochschulen – Gender und Diversity.“ [“Equal Opportunities within German PhD programs – Gender and Diversity.”] Presentation of Research Project on 28.10.2009 at Institute of Social Work and Organization Studies, University of Hildesheim, Germany (with S. Korff, C. Oppermann, N. Roman, J. Schröder).

„Übergänge und agency. Eine sozialtheoretische Reflexion zur Neuausrichtung des Lebenslaufkonzepts“ [Transitions and Agency.  A social theoretical reflection on the reorientation of life course concepts]. Presentation of dissertation on 15.7.2009 at colloquium of Institute of Social Work and Organization Studies, University of Hildesheim, Germany.


„Artefakte und Agency“ PDF [“On Artifacts and Agency.”] Presentation at the seminar series at the Institute of Social Work and Organization Studies at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, 29.10.2008. (Download slides as PDF)
“Understanding the Make Up of Agency in Life Course Theory.” Paper presented at the Institute of Education (Scotland), 5 May 2008, University of Stirling, Scotland, UK.


„Case Management als Konzept und Methode in der beschäftigungsorientierten Arbeit mit Jugendlichen und jungen Erwachsenen.“ PDF [“Case Management as a Concept and Method in an Employment Oriented Work with Youth and Young Adults.”] Presentation at the EQUAL Workshop “TRAIN-THE-TRAINERS 2nd MEETING”, transnational cooperative agreement on “Disadvantaged young adults”, 2.6.2006, Dresden, Germany.


„Aktuelle Entwicklungen der Übergänge Jugendlicher und junger Erwachsener in Arbeit – Einschätzungen und Perspektiven.“ [“Current Developments Regarding Young People and Young Adults‘ Transition to Work – Evaluations and Prospects.”] Input lecture at 6th Federal Convention on Social Work, 23.9.2005 in Münster, Germany.

„Der Forschungszugang im Forschungs- und Gestaltungsprojekt ‚Integrierte Strukturen für die Unterstützung junger Erwachsener.‘“ [“The Approach within the R&D Project ‘Integrated structures to support young adults.’”] Lecture at a working conference as part of the research project “Netzwerk Jugendliche an der 2. Schwelle” run by ABWF/Quem, 6.-7.6.2005 in Berlin, Germany.