Stefan Köngeter

Dr. phil. Stefan Köngeter is currently Professor for Social Pedagogy at the Department for Education at Trier University, Germany. He studied educational science and sociology at the Eberhard-Karls-University in Tübingen and the University of Bielefeld. After finishing his PhD in 2008, he was Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the University of Hildesheim, Germany, and at the University of Toronto, Canada. His research interests comprise a broad range of topics in social pedagogy, social work and sociology: Child and Youth Care, professionalization of social pedagogy and social work, transnationalization of welfare knowledge, transition to adulhood, history of the settlement house movement, ethnography, relational social theories. He published extensively on the professionalization of social pedagogy, particularly his monography on relationality in child and youth care („Relationale Professionalität“) received recognition from the professional community. The edited volume on "Transnational Agency and Migration", published with Routledge in 2015, is one of the first volumes that focuses on the question how the transnationalization of the social world affects the agency of transnational migrants.

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