Martin Luther University Halle-Wittenberg

Prof.Dr. Cathleen Grunert


Prof. Dr. Cathleen Grunert

phone: +49-345-55 23850
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Haus 3, Raum 14
Franckeplatz 1
06110 Halle (Saale)

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Institut für Pädagogik
Franckeplatz 1, Haus 3
06099 Halle (Saale)

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Prof. Dr. Cathleen Grunert

Principal research interests

  • Research on childhood and adolescence
  • Science studies
  • Qualitative and quantitative research methods

Curriculum vitae

  • 1990-1995: Diplom degree in Educational Science, Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg
  • 1995-1998: doctoral research in the Department of Educational Science, funded by a scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation; doctoral degree awarded in October 1998
  • 1998-2001: postdoc  in the ‘Biographische Risiken und neue professionelle Herausforderungen’ (Biographical Risks and New Professional Challenges) doctoral research programme
  • 2001-2008: researcher (German grade C1), Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg
  • from June 2008: head of research unit on qualitative and quantitative research methods in educational science, Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg
  • 2011: Habilitation and award of venia legendi in educational science, with an emphasis on general educational science
  • Winter semester 2013/14: provided temporary cover for the Chair of General Educational Science, Martin Luther University Halle/Wittenberg
  • 2015 – 2020: professor of General Educational Science, FernUniversität in Hagen
  • from April 2020: professor of Educational Science (Social and Cultural Dimensions of Education), MLU Halle-Wittenberg

Committee and advisory board memberships and other roles

  • Member of the committee of experts that drew up the German Federal Government’s Third Civic Engagement Report
  • Member of the committee of experts that drew up the German Federal Government’s fifteenth report on children and young people
  • Liaison academic for the Hans Böckler Foundation
  • Member of the DJI’s advisory survey council for the ‘AID:A’ survey (‘Growing up in Germany’)
  • Managing editor of the academic journal Diskurs Kindheits- und Jugendforschung
  • Member of the advisory council for the academic journal Soziale Passagen. Journal für Empirie und Theorie Sozialer Arbeit
  • Member of the advisory council for the pilot project ‘Jugend im Land 3.0: Digitale Demokratie- und Engagementförderung im ländlichen Raum’, studying digital means of supporting active democratic participation and civic engagement among young people in rural areas (LAGFA Sachsen-Anhalt e.V.)
  • Reviewer for various academic periodicals in the fields of educational and social sciences (Zeitschrift für Erziehungswissenschaft, DISKURS     Kindheits- und Jugendforschung, Soziale Passagen, ZQF – Zeitschrift für Qualitative Forschung)