Doctoral Student

Michelle Buller, M.A.


Das alltägliche Arrangement von Homeoffice, Kinderbetreuung und Paarbeziehung. Eine qualitative Analyse von Paarinterviews während der COVID-19-Pandemie.

Buller, M. (2022)

DOI: 10.25819/ubsi/10137

Qualification Project

Gendered consequences for legal guardians as addressees of socio-pedagogical family assistance

Family and the associated gender-specific attributions are normative constructs that are constantly changing. In addition to the pluralization of family constellations, the demands on legal guardians and the need for educational assistance are also multiplying. In the discourse on outpatient educational assistance, a ‘gendering’ of socio-pedagogical diagnoses and aid planning with regard to the children and adolescents addressed is becoming apparent. The investigation of legal guardians as addressees of educational assistance from a gender-sociological perspective, on the other hand, has received little empirical attention so far. In this doctoral project, a qualitative design will be used to investigate whether, and if so, how gender constructions are produced in the context of socio-pedagogical family assistance and become effective in the form of (side) consequences for the identity and living conditions of the addressed legal guardians.

Professional Experience

Since 10/2021
Research associate at the DFG research training group „Consequences of social services work”

12/2016 – 09/2021
Student research associate at the Department of Anthropology, Cultural and Social Philosophy and at the office of the vice-rector for Studies, Teaching and Teacher Education by Prof. Dr. Michael Bongardt at the University of Siegen

07/2017 – 09/2019
Student research associate at the DFG research project “Mobile Transitions – Mobile Lifestyles? Career choice and lifestyles in the transition to transnational scientific careers in the European Union” at the Department of Social Sciences by Prof. Dr. Karin Schittenhelm at the University of Siegen

College Education

04/2017 – 09/2021
M.A. Social Sciences at the University of Siegen

10/2013 – 03/2017
B.A. Social Sciences and Literature, Culture and Media at the University of Siegen  


Netzwerk Qualitative Familienforschung [network for qualitative family research], Fernuniversität Hagen [state distance-learning university, Hagen]

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS) [German Sociological Association], Sektion Familiensoziologie [section of sociology of families]

Master thesis awards

Award “Wolfgang Popp” for gender studies 2021, University of Siegen

Study award “Tim Spier” for social sciences 2021, University of Siegen