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Photography of Professor Doctor Helga Kelle

Prof. Dr. Helga Kelle


Teaching and Research Focus

  • Childhood, Gender, and Educational Studies
  • Theories of Education, Bildung, Childhood and Generational Order
  • Qualitative Methods of Social Research
  • Ethnographic Methods and Methodology
  • Practice-Theoretical and Cultural Analysis of Developmental Observations and Diagnostics

 

Research Projects

 

Vita

  • 1981-1987: Diploma Studies at Bielefeld University. Major Subject: Education, Minor Subjects: Psychology and Sociology, Additional Subject: Sport
  • 1988-1991: Doctorate at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Educational Science. Dissertation: 'Studies on the Development of Critical Theory and its Reception in Educational Science'
  • 1992-1993: Translations in the field of feminist theory of science
  • 1993-1997: Research associate at the German Research Foundation Project 'Processes of Political Socialization in 9- to 12-Year-Old Boys and Girls', Bielefeld University
  • 1998-2000: Post-doctoral habilitation at the University of Potsdam, Faculty of Human Science, Thesis: 'The Construction of Social Order Through Children. Ethnographical Studies and Contributions to Methodology'
  • 2001: License to teach 'Educational Science', Privatdozentin [senior lecturer] at the University of Potsdam
  • 2001: Guest lecturer, Central European University, Budapest, Department of Gender Studies
  • 2001-2004: Stand-in professor at the Universities of Duisburg, Göttingen, Gießen, and Ludwig-Maximilians University Munich, all Germany
  • 2004-2013: Professor of 'Educational Sciences with a Focus on Educational Processes of Primary-School-Age Children' at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe-University of Frankfurt, Institute for Preschool and Primary Education
  • Since 2013: Professor of General Educational Science at Bielefeld University's Faculty of Educational Science

 

Awards and Scholarships

  • 1989-1991: Doctoral scholarship from Studienstiuftung des Deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)
  • 1998-2000: Post-doctoral habilitation scholarship from the German Research Foundation
  • 2000: Advancement Award from the German Educational Research Association

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Further Academic Activities and Memberships

  • Since 1994: Member of Division 11 - Gender Studies and Education of the German Educational Research Association
  • Since 1998: Member of the 'Sociology of Childhood' section of the German Sociological Association; 1999-2005: One of the section speakers
  • Since 2001: Member of Division 2 - General Education of the German Educational Research Association, Subdivision Anthropology in Education
  • Since 2007: Member of the Subdivision Primary Education of the German Educational Research Association
  • Since 2007: Expert on the approval of study and PhD scholarships at the German Academic Scholarship Foundation
  • Regular peer reviewer for the journals Childhood. A Global Journal of Child Research; Children & Society; Feministische Studien; Zeitschrift für Grundschulforschung (ZfG); Zeitschrift für Pädagogik (ZfPäd); Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation (ZSE); Zeitschrift für Soziologie (ZfS)
  • Peer reviewer for research proposals submitted to the German Research Foundation; the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO); the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF); the Austrian Ministry of Science and Research (BMWF), and the Sparkling Science Research Programme
  • Since 2012 Elected member of the Review Board 109 (Educational Research), Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG), and since 2016 Deputy Spokesperson
  • Since 2014 Appointed member of the Bundesjugendkuratorium (Expert Advisory Board in questions of childhood and youth services and policies) at the German Ministry of Family, Elderly, Women, and Youth

 

Editorships

  • 1998-2008: Editor of the interdisciplinary journal Feministische Studien (since 2008: Member of the advisory board)
  • Since 2008: Co-editor of the Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation
  • Since 2016: Editor of the Journal Series Kindheiten [Childhoods]. Beltz Juventa

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Publications

Monographs and Edited Books

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Editorship of Key Issues in Journals

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Academic Journals

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Contributions to Collective Works

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Contributions to Compendia and Lexica

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