Peter Rieker

Peter Rieker, Prof. Dr.

Professor für Ausserschulische Bildung und Erziehung / Professor of Extracurricular Education

Phone: +41 44 634 45 61

Telfax: +41 44 634 45 40

Address: Freiestrasse 36, 8032 Zürich

Room number: FRE-H-05

prieker@ife.uzh.ch

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Research Focus and Interests

Childhood and youth research, deviant behavior and desistance, political extremism and participation, migration and interethnic relations, methods of empirical social research.

Academic Biography

2005            Habilitation at Hildesheim University with publications on the topic “Abweichung und Aushandlung. Kindliche Auffälligkeit im Kontext ihrer familialen Bearbeitung” (“Deviation and Negotiation. Childlike Conspicuousness within the Context of Its Familial Treatment” – venia legendi in sociology
1996            Dissertation at Hildesheim University on the topic “Ethnozentrismus. Qualitative Analysen ethnozentrischer Orientierungen und Bedingungen ihrer Sozialisation bei jungen Männern” (“Ethnocentricity. Qualitative Analyses of Ethnocentric Orientations and Conditions of Their Socialization for Young Men”)
1989–1991        Postgraduate program “Qualitative Methoden in den Sozialwissenschaften” (“Qualitative Methods in Social Sciences”) at the Freie Universität Berlin
1983–1987        Certified pedagogue degree from the Freie Universität Berlin

 

Academic Activity

2009–            Professor for Extracurricular Education at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Education
2008 and 2009    Visiting professor for Extracurricular Education at the former Pedagogical Institute of the University of Zurich
2007–2009        Project group leader at the German Youth Institute, branch Leipzig/Halle
2006–2009        Private lecturer at the Institute of Social Sciences at Hildesheim University
1998–2007        Researcher at the German Youth Institute, branch Leipzig/Halle
1995–1997        Researcher at the department Social Services at the University of Applied Sciences Potsdam
1994–1995        Doctoral scholarship at Hildesheim University
1991–1993        Researcher at the Institute of Social Sciences at Hildesheim University; Researcher at the Institute of Sociology at the Freie Universität Berlin
1990–2006        Lecturer at various universities and universities of applied sciences