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Department of Social Sciences

Dr. Jennifer Eckhardt


Social Research Centre Dortmund (sfs)

Evinger Platz 17, Room 95


Tel.: +49 231 755 90268

Fax: +49 231 755 90205


Research Associate
Substitute Coordinator of the research area Innovation and education in the digital society

Focus of work

Conditions of an inclusive society
Diversity, inequality and participation
Social policy interventions
Research on subjectivation; qualitative methodology and methods

  • Since 10/2021: Substitute Coordinator of the research area "Innovation and education in the digital society"
  • Since 07/2015: Research Associate at the Social Research Centre Dortmund, social science research and consulting in the research area "Innovation and education in the digital society"
  • 02/2014–07/2015: Research Associate, Technical University of Munich, Chair of sociology of diversity (Prof. Dr. Elisabeth Wacker): Further development of municipal participation reporting
  • 05/2013–10/2014: Research Assistant (as of 03/14 Research Associate), TU Dortmund University/University Duisburg-Essen; Mercator cooperation project "Neue Mitleidsökonomie" (Prof.  Dr. Fabian Kessl and Prof. Dr. Axel Groenemeyer)
  • 10/2011–08/2013: Master studies in Rehabilitation science, focus on theories of inclusion and exclusion, normality and heterogeneity
  • 10/2011–05/2013: Student Assistant, Chair for Sociology of rehabilitation, TU Dortmund University, giving tutorials on scientific research
  • 07/2012–07/2013: Employee Streetwork Diakonie Dortmund; lifeworld-oriented social work in the field of alcohol/drug use; illegalized sex work
  • 09/2009–07/2012: Employee Diakonie Dortmund; inpatient psychiatric facility for vocational rehabilitation, leisure activities, night service, crisis intervention