Franz Zahradnik

Franz Zahradnik, Dr. phil.

Projektmitarbeiter / Project Assistant

Phone: +41 44 634 27 97

Address: Freiestrasse 36, 8032 Zürich

Room number: FRE-H-04


Research Focus and Interests

Childhood and youth research, social inequality, deviant behavior and social control, labor (market) research, interpretive social research.

Academic Biography and Scientific Activities

2000–2003         MA-studies in Sociology, Political Science, and Psychology at Friedrich-Alexander-University in Erlangen-Nürnberg
2003–2008         Diploma degree study program in Sociology at the Otto-Friedrich-University of Bamberg
2008–2014         Academic associate at the Institute for Employment Research (IAB) in Nuremberg
2009–2014         Associated member of the Hans-Böckler-NachwuchsforscherInnengruppe “Junge Erwachsene zwischen Aktivierung und Prekarisierung – Institutionelle Interventionen und biographische Verarbeitungen im Wohlfahrtsstaat” (“Hans-Böckler-Junior Research Group “Young Adults between Activation and Precarization – Institutional Interventions and Biographic Processing in the Welfare State”) at the University of Kassel (Prof Mechthild Bereswill)
2016/2018         Dissertation in Sociology; title of the thesis: “Junge arbeitslose Männer in der Sanktionsspirale” (“Young Unemployed Men Stuck in the Sanction Loop” (defense: 25 October 2016; publication: 03 April 2018)
2014–             Member of the research staff of the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) research project “Wege aus der Straffälligkeit – Reintegration verurteilter Straftäter” (“Ways out of Delinquency – Reintegration of Convicted Offenders”; Prof Peter Rieker) and member of the teaching staff at the department Extracurricular Education at the University of Zurich’s Institute of Education


Research Projects at the Institute of Education