Start into winter semester 2023/24

DFG Research Training Group 2493 "Consequences of Social Services Work"

University of Siegen

Earlier than usual, we were able to start the winter semester 23/24 with an international guest: Shachar Timor-Shlevin from Bar Ilan University Israel gave us insights into his current research in the context of a colloquium and the Evening Lecture on the topic “A critical (re)construction of evidence-based policymaking” as well as on the joint project “Poverty-Aware Programs in Social Service Departments in Israel”.

As in previous semesters, the program of our Research Training Group also includes exciting colloquia, workshops and an evening lecture, including great guest lectures. Among other events, a workshop led by Reinhold Haller on the topic of “Career planning after the doctorate” awaits the fellows. Dörte Negnal will work with us on the topic of “Diversity in Research”. Annika Bartsch works with us on the topic of “Time management and work organization”. Especially our younger cohorts can profit, but exciting impulses are given for all participants.

For the second Evening Lecture of the semester on December 6, we are pleased to welcome John Clarke as speaker. In addition, on October 25, Mark Stemmler will give a lecture on the topic “Evaluation of the prevention program “ReSTART – Freedom begins in mind. Methodological considerations on causality” in our coloquium.

Another and very special highlight will be the exposé workshop, in which our 3rd cohort will present and discuss their research results and designs.

There are also changes in personnel: We are pleasedto welcome two new research students to our team! In the future, Annika Pusch and Janine Wetzel will enrich the Research Training Group with exciting ideas and projects.