Doctoral Student

Mira Böing, M.A.

Portrait Mira Böing

Qualification project

Consequences of social services work in the context of social urban development

Since the late 1990s, the policy field of social urban development has received a lot of attention in Germany as a reaction to the increase in social inequality. In such political programs the fields of action of social services work and urban development are programmatically linked: Supported areas should not only be upgraded in terms of urban development and infrastructure, the aim should also be to improve social stability and life opportunities of the local population in these districts by promoting institutions such as neighborhood management, social space work and/or community work. The starting point for addressing is a specifically delimited space and thus the entire population of this space, regardless of the individual use or non-use of social services work. The qualitative research project focuses on spatially located social services work in areas where social urban development is programmatically targeted. The aim of the project is to examine consequences of spatially located addressing processes in social services work against a sociological background.  The consequences are explored from the perspective of the addressees.

Curriculum Vitae

February – December, 2022
Parental Leave

since 04/2020
Doctoral student, DFG Research Training Group “Consequences of Social Services Work”

2017 –2020
M.A. Peace and Conflict Studies, Philipps-University Marburg, Germany

Semester abroad, Charles University Prague, Czech Republic

2013 – 2017
B.Sc. Social Sciences, University of Cologne, Germany


April 2021 – March 2022
Postdoc-representation of the ‘DFG Research Training Group 2493 “Conseauences of Social Services Work”‘

German Sociological Association (GSA)

Sektion Stadt- und Regionalsoziologie [Section of Sociology of Cities and Urban Areas] of the DGS [German Sociology Association]

Etudes Sans Frontières – Studieren Ohne Grenzen Deutschland e. V. [Studying without Borders Germany]