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Prof. Dr. Olivier Steiner

Prof. Dr. Olivier Steiner

Prof. Dr. Olivier Steiner

Undergraduate and postgraduate education and work experience

  • Since 2013: Professorship Life situations and lifestyles of recipients of child and youth welfare at the FHNW School of Social Work
  • 2011: PhD in Sociology at the University of Basel
  • 2001 – 2013: Research assistant at the FHNW School of Social Work
  • 1997 – 2000: Socio-pedagogical employee in Opalinus, employment centre and children’s home in Gelterkinden
  • 1997: Socio-pedagogical employee in Leiern, school and children’s home in Gelterkinden
  • 1996: Internships at the Bürgerliches Waisenhaus (orphanage), Basel-Stadt

Main focus

Research, development and services

  • Children and adolescents: Life situations and lifestyles of children and adolescents in modern societies
  • Media education: media competence, media education and media pedagogy
  • Digital media and social work: Mediatisation and technologisation of social work
  • Violence: social structures of violence, youth violence, right-wing extremism, violence prevention
  • Qualitative and quantitative social research and evaluation
  • Social theories, sociological theories, socialisation theories

Main focus in teaching

  • Digital media and social work
  • Structures of violence and youth violence
  • Life situations and lifestyles of children and adolescents
  • Social theory, critical theory

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