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Dr. Marén Schorch

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Head of the BMBF Junior Research Group KONTIKAT

Mail: maren.schorch(at)uni-siegen.de

Room: US-G 001

Phone: +49 (0) 271/ 740 – 2424

Office hours: On appointment

Website: https://www.kontikat.de/team/schorch/

Vitae

  • Head of the BMBF junior research group „KontiKat“ (Civil and business continuity in extrem events by the help of socio-technical networking), University of Siegen, since 11/2017
  • Postdoc in the BMBF junior research group „KontiKat“ (Civil and business continuity in extrem events by the help of socio-technical networking), University of Siegen, since 06/2017
  • Researcher of the Collaborative Research Centre 1187 „Media of Cooperation“, project A05 „Cooperative creation of autonomy in the context of the ageing society”, University of Siegen,
    since 08/2016
  • Project leader and researcher, EU-Project “TOPIC – The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers”, University of Siegen, 2013-2016
  • Research assistant of the management of the Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University, 2012-2013
  • Research assistant and coordinator of the research group “Communicating Disaster”, Center for Interdisciplinary Research (ZiF), Bielefeld University (Organisers: Prof. Dr. Jörg Bergmann, Prof. Dr. Heike Egner, Prof. Dr. Volker Wulf), 12/2009 – 09/2012
  • Lecturer in qualitative social research methods, Faculty of Sociology, Bielefeld University, 2008-2010
  • Research assistant and lecturer in Sociology, University of Trier (chair of Prof. Dr. Alois Hahn), 2002-2008
  • Erasmus delegate for Sociology, representative of the non-professorial teaching staff of Sociology at the faculty council, University of Trier, 2002-2008
  • Research assistant and mentor of the research project “Adolescents. A Comparison of Urban and Rural Communities” (Organiser: PD Dr. Waldemar Vogelgesang), University of Trier, 1999-2000
  • Student assistant, chair for Sociological Theory (Prof. Dr. Alois Hahn), University of Trier, 1998-2001
  • Volunteer, Leonard Cheshire Disability, Cheltenham, Great Britain, 1994-1995

Research Interests

  • Qualitative social research methods
  • Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)
  • Qualitative disaster research
  • Dealing with health and sickness

Projects

  • BMBF junior research group „KontiKat“, University of Siegen: https://www.kontikat.de (since 06/2017)
  • Collaborative Research Centre 1187 „Media of Cooperation“, project A05 „Cooperative creation of autonomy in the context of the ageing society”, University of Siegen: https://www.mediacoop.uni-siegen.de/en/projects/a05/ (since 08/2016)
  • TOPIC – The Online Platform for Informal Caregivers (2013-2016)
  • ZiF-research group “Communicating Disaster”, ZiF, Bielefeld University, 2009-2012
  • “Arranged Marriages of Muslim Migrants in Germany”. Research group “Migration and Segregation Trier”, 2006-2010
  • Organiser of the students research project “Transnationality: Chance or/and Crisis?”, University of Trier (qualitative study), 2007-2008
  • Organiser of the interdisciplinary students research project “Social Capital and Career Entry of University Graduates”, University of Trier (qualitative and quantitative Study; with Karoline Krenn), 2004-2005
  • Research assistant of the research project “Adolescents and Traditions”, University Trier (organisers: Waldemar Vogelgesang, Jörgen Schulze-Krüdener, qualitative study), 1998-1999

Teaching Experience

University of Siegen

  • Continuity and (IT-)Security in the Context of Digitization Processes (Master)
  • Individual and organisational concepts of continuity, (IT) security and emergency stockpiling (Master)
  • Crisis Management and Crisis Information Systems (with Christian Reuter and Volkmar Pipek) (Master)
  • Qualitative data analysis in CSCW and HCI
  • Social and literary communication of disasters (with Matthias Schaffrick)

University of Bielefeld

  • Opposites attract! Qualitative interviews about couples and oppositions
  • Qualitative interview practises
  • Qualitative methods counselling
  • Identity revisited? – Qualitative analysis of (auto-)biographical data
  • Basic concepts in sociology
  • Qualitative interviews as biography generators
  • Film analysis
  • “You are always welcome here!” Qualitative methods to the exploration of hospitality
  • Interviews as qualitative social research methods
  • Qualitative methods in migration research

University of Trier

  • Qualitative methods counselling and supervision
  • Ritual and symbol. Staging of national identity
  • Transnationality: chance or/and crisis?
  • Sociological classics: Norbert Elias and Michel Foucault
  • Sociological conceptions of the self and the other
  • Theories of identity and interculturality
  • Max Weber’s contributions to social and economic history
  • Processes of social exclusion (with Alois Hahn)
  • Secrets and secrecy (with Alois Hahn)
  • Minorities
  • Social capital and career entry of university graduates (with Karoline Krenn)
  • Sociology of health (teaching staff mobility, University of Galway, Ireland)
  • Concepts of (trans-)national belonging
  • Nation and national identity
  • Theodor W. Adorno’s sociology (with Alois Hahn)
  • Sociological classics: Max Weber
  • Sociological classics: Georg Simmel (with Alois Hahn)
  • Norbert Elias: The civilizing process
  • Attitudes towards death and their social conditionality (with Alois Hahn)
  • Theories of identity

Publications

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