Holger Schoneville

Dr. phil., Diplom
mail@holgerschoneville.com

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I am a social work academic with a background in educational and social sciences. My research and teaching interests include social conditions of poverty and social exclusion, subjectivity and vulnerability in relation to social work theory and the transformation of welfare (state) arrangements. The design of my research is rooted within a qualitative-reconstructive methodology.

I am currently an Assistant Professor for Social Work ("Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter") at Dortmund University, Germany. Over the last years I worked in research and teaching at different universities and research institutes in Germany and Europe, including Wuppertal University, Kassel University and Zurich University.

Research and Teaching Interests

  • Poverty and social exclusion
  • Subjectivity and vulnerability
  • Transformation of welfare (state) arrangements
  • Social work theory
  • Qualitative research in the context of social work

Education

2016
PhD at Kassel University, Germany. Thesis title: „Armut, soziale Ausgrenzung und die Neugestaltung des Sozialen. Die Lebensmittelausgaben die ‚Tafeln‘ in Deutschland“. („Poverty, social exclusion and the reconfiguration of the social. Food banks in Germany“)

2006 - 2008
Postgraduate studies at Kassel University, Germany: Social Work. Degree: Diplom-Sozialarbeiter und Sozialpädagoge.

2006 - 2007
Postgraduate studies (term abroad) at the University of Wales, Cardiff, UK within the Department of Social Work.

2001 - 2006
Undergraduate studies at Kassel University: Social Work. Degree: Diplom-Sozialarbeiter und Sozialpädagoge.

Professional Positions

since 2013
Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Institute for Social Work at the Faculty of Educational Science, Sociology and Psychology at Dortmund University, Germany.

2017 - 2018
Professor (substitute, for three semesters) (W3-Vertretungsprofessur) for Professor for Socialpedagogy and Social Policy at the Faculty for Human and Social Sciences at Wuppertal University, Germany (01.04.2017 - 30.09.2018).

2016
Adjunct Associate Professor (Lehrbeauftragter) at the Chair for Pedagogy and Social pedagogy at the Institute for Educational Sciences at Zurich University, Switzerland.

2015 - 2018
Adjunct Associate Professor (Lehrbeauftragter) at UNIKIMS – Management School at Kassel University, Germany.

2008 - 2013
Assistant Professor (Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter) at the Chair for Educational Science and Social Work at the Faculty of Human Sciences at Kassel University, Germany.

2008 - 2011
Coordinator and member of the international research team „Professionalisation of the social and educational sector under the conditions of precarisation of the life course“. Funding: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD, Germany) and Capes (Brasil). Cooperation between Kassel University, Germany and Pontificia Universidade Catolica de Porto Alegre, Brasil.

2008
Scholarship at the German Youth Institute (DJI): Research group „Transitions into Work“ (6 months)

2006 - 2008
Assistant-Editor of the journal „Sozial Extra – Zeitschrift für Soziale Arbeit“

until 2006
Civil service, multiple internships and student jobs within the social and educational sector, voluntary work within youth work organisations.

Scholarships

2008
Scholarship at the German Youth Institute (DJI): Research group „Transitions into Work“ (6 months)

2007 - 2009
Member of the research group on recognition theory („Differenz und Dialog: Anerkennung als Strategie der Konfliktbewältigung”) of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2006 - 2007
Scholarship for a term abroad at the University of Wales in Cardiff (UK) through the European Erasmus Program and the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

2003 - 2008
Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)

Peer Reviewer for Journals

  • Social Work and Society. International Online Journal
  • Soziale Passagen. Journal für Empirie und Theorie Sozialer Arbeit
  • Neue Praxis. Zeitschrift für Sozialarbeit, Sozialpädagogik und Sozialpolitik

Other

since 2013
Development and design of „Annotations for Mac“ – A software to analyse qualitative data. Award within the idea and business competition UNIKAT, Kassel University, Germany.

since 2012
Member of the editorial board of the journal “Zeitschrift für sozialistische Politik und Wirtschaft (SPW)”

2012
Invited expert for the parliamentary consultation on employment conditions within universities (“Prekäre Beschäftigungsverhältnisse an hessischen Hochschulen“), Federal State Parliament of Hesse, Germany (11.10.2012).

2010 - 2013
Co-Speaker the young scientist network within the federal state of Hesse, Germany

2008 - 2010
Board member of the Institute for Social Work and Sociology of the life course at Kassel University, Germany.

2008 - 2011
Board member of the division for science and research of the union for education and sciences (GEW) at Kassel University, Germany.

until 2007
Student representative in different roles within Kassel University, Germany, and as a surveyor for the accreditation of bachelor and master programs within the field of social work and educational sciences at different German universities.