Angelika Sichma (M.A.)

During my time as a student of sociology and educational science at Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, my theoretical and empirical focus centred on micro and family sociology, as well as case-reconstructive family research, objective hermeneutics and genogram analysis. At Goethe University in Frankfurt, I completed my master's degree in sociology with a focus on social psychology. In my thesis, "Individuation and Relatedness of Current Students: A Qualitative Study of Changes in Parent-Child Relationships During Educational Advancement”, I investigated, through the use of Grounded Theory, how does thequality of the parent-child relationship influences the educational process and, vice versa, how does the educational process reconfigure intra-family relationships. The theoretical emphases were the replacement theory of Helm Stierlin, the recognition theory of Axel Honneth and the education theory of Winfried Marotzki.

Following my studies, I was employed from 05/2016-03/2019 at the German Institute for International Educational Research (DIPF) in Frankfurt a.M. in various national (e.g. SensoMot - sensory monitoring of indicators for motivation, for the regulation of adaptive learning content) and international projects such as PIAAC (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies) and SGS (Strengthening German-supported Schools in Kabul). In 2019, I relocated to the University of Trier and work as a research associate in the project, “PARTNER (Good Partnerships in Early Childhood Education, Upbringing and Care): the interaction of organizations, practices and participants as a foundation for a quality development which is sensitized to inequality.


Areas of Research:

- Family Sociology, Familial Socialization

- Processes of Adolescence, Recognition and Education

- Qualitative Research, Objective Hermeneutics, Case-Reconstructive Procedures, Genogram Analysis, Grounded Theory, Ethnography