Doctoral Student

Elena Maschke, M.A.

Member of doctoral students representation

H-B 6411

Qualification project

Consequences of accompanying youth welfare services for subjectivation processes of addressees in challenging youth welfare processes

Adolescents in challenging youth welfare processes are well-known as ‘System Crashers’. Affected young people act beyond the constructions of normality that are expected of them and their behaviour. The youth welfare system often reacts with exclusion and termination of residential youth welfare measures. In response to this, flexible youth welfare service is set up in some cases with the aim to accompany those affected as unconditionally as possible. In this doctoral thesis, a qualitative research approach is used to investigate the consequences for the subjectivation processes of adolescents as addressees of challenging youth welfare service processes.

Professional Activities

Since 2021:
Social pedagogue at outpatient youth welfare services

Since 2021:
Lecturer on the topic “Social Services of the Justice system”, University of Applied Sciences, Fulda (SoSe 2021, 2022)

2020 – 2021:
Social pedagogue at the Juvenile Court Services Fulda (for parental leave replacement)

Academic Education

Since 2021:
External member of the DFG-Research Training Group 2493 “Consequences of Social Services Work“, University of Siegen

2017 – 2020:
M.A. Educational Science, Philipps-University of Marburg

2014 – 2017:
B.A. Educational Science, Philipps-University of Marburg


Associate member of the DGfE – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (German Society of Educational Science) in the section of social pedagogy and education in the early childhood, commission of social pedagogy, and in the section of organizational pedagogy