Silke Jakob

Silke Jakob, Dr. phil.

Projektmitarbeiterin / Project Assistant

Phone: +41 44 634 27 94

Address: Freiestrasse 36, 8032 Zürich

Room number: FRE-H-08


Research Focus and Interests

Participation and engagement research, children’s rights, youth research, research ethics, peer research.

Academic Biography and Scientific Activities

2019                 Dissertation at the Institute of Education at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen with the thesis “Engagierte Jugendliche bei UNICEF. Biografische Rekonstruktionen und organisationelle Ermöglichungsstrukturen” (“Youth Engagement at UNICEF. Biographical Reconstructions and Organizational Enablement Structures”)
2018–                 Member of the research staff of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) research project “Peerspezifische Sozialisationsprozesse im Jugendalter” (“Peer-Specific Socialization Processes in Adolescence”) under the leadership of Prof. Dr. Peter Rieker at the department Extracurricular Education at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Education
2017–2018            Additional training as certified mediator at the Institut für anwaltsorientierte Juristenausbildung (“Institute for Lawyer-Oriented Training of Jurists”) at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen
2015–2016            Additional training as guardian during legal proceedings for children and youths after §§ 158, 167 FamFG
2013–2017            Doctorate scholarship from the Hans Böckler Foundation; lecturer and member of the academic staff at the Institute of Education at the Justus Liebig University in Giessen
2009–2013            Various occupations in child and youth welfare services, with a special focus on special education and psychiatry
2004–2009            Studies in Education with a special focus on Special Education and Psycho-Social Medicine at Kiel University and at Justus Liebig University in Giessen; diploma thesis on the topic “Aussonderung fängt in den Köpfen an!” – Isolations und Teilhabeprozesse in der frühen Kindheit von Menschen mit geistiger Behinderung” (“‘Secretion Starts in the Mind!’ – Processes of Exclusion and Participation in Early Childhood of People with a Mental Illness”; 1,0, with honors)

Research Projects at the Institute of Education