Prof. Dr. Alexandra König - Curriculum Vitae

Curriculum Vitae

Personal Data

Title Univ.-Prof. Dr. phil.

First name




Current position

Full Professor of Research on Socialisation (until 2039)

Current institution(s) /site(s), country

Department of Education, University of Duisburg-Essen (UDE), Germany


ORCID-ID: 0000-0003-1439-1156

Qualifications and Career


Periods and Details

Degree programme

11/1997, Dipl. Social Sciences, University of Wuppertal, Germany (10/1992-3/1997)


3/2006, Dr. phil., Supervisors: Fuchs-Heinritz, Bühler-Niederberger, Subject: “Kleider schaffen Ordnung. Mythen und Regeln jugendlicher Selbst-Präsentation”, FernUniversität Hagen, Germany


10/2017, Subject: “Spielfelder des Selbst – Eine Längsschnittstudie zu jungen Erwachsenen in Handwerksbetrieben, Hochschulen und Kunstakademien”, University of Wuppertal

Stages of academic/ professional career

Since 2017 Full Professor of Research on Socialisation, University of Duisburg-Essen
09/11-09/17 'Akademische Rätin' for empirical social research with a focus on the sociology of life stages and social inequality, BU Wuppertal
04/08-08/11 Research Associate, BU Wuppertal (DFG-project: 'Between self-project and limited chances')
04/07 – 04/08 Research Associate, TU Dortmund (Institute of Sociology)
10/06 – 04/07 Research Associate, FU Hagen (Institute of Sociology)
02/05 – 10/06 Research Associate, BU Wuppertal (research project: 'Apprenticeship paths in the skilled trades')
02/04 – 02/05 PhD Scholarship, FU Hagen
05/01 – 01/04 Research Associate, FU Hagen (BMBF-project: 'ILSO – Integrated teaching sociology’)
12/98 – 05/01 Research Associate, FU Hagen (Institute of Sociology)

Supplementary Career Information

Funded Research Projects and Conferences (last ten years, only grants >20,000€)


DFG-Beethoven/PI: 'Growing up in transnational families. Children’s perspectives on ‘good childhood’' [with colleagues at the University of Wrocław and UDE] (personal share: 156.230€)


BMBF: 'Self-orientation and self-directed learning – An analysis of socialization- and learning environments of primary school children' [with Prof. Dr. Gräsel/Prof. Dr. Bühler-Niederberger] (~500.000€; no personal share attributable)


DAAD: Cooperation between the University of Wuppertal and three universities in Bishkek. Subject: 'Growing up in Kyrgyzstan [with Prof. Dr. Bühler-Niederberger] (~95.000€; no personal share attributable)

Supplementary Career Information


One child, born 2018

Engagement in the Research System (since 2018 – a selection)

2021–present Co-Editor 'Zeitschrift für Soziologie der Erziehung und Sozialisation'
2021–present Member of the institute board of the Institute of Education, UDE
2020–present Co-Speaker DGS-Sektion 'Bildung und Erziehung' (with C. Imdorf)
WS 2021/22 German-Vietnamese virtual teaching cooperation, UDE (
2020–present Member of the central Equal Opportunities Commission (UDE)
2020–present Deputy Chair of the Audit Committee BA/MA Erziehungswissenschaft (UDE)
2018–2021 Member of the Equal Opportunities Commission at the faculty of Education

Supervision of Researchers in Early Career Phases (first supervisor)



Subject (qualification)

Current position

Dr. Schwittek, Jessica


Transnational families (working title)

Postdoc, University of Duisburg-Essen

Jendrzey, Katarzyna


Migration as a subject in children’s books

Doctoral Student, University of Duisburg-Essen