Irene Kriesi, Prof. Dr.

Foto Irene Kriesi
Work experience
  • 2017-present: Co-Head of research area “Strategic planning of VET/PET system”, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET, Zollikofen
  • 2011-present: Head of research field “Institutional conditions of VET”, Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET, Zollikofen
  • 2008-2011: Senior researcher; University of Zurich, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
  • 2007-2008: Visiting fellow, Center for Research on Inequalities and the Life Course (CIQLE), Yale University, New Haven, USA
  • 2006-2007: Senior researcher, University of Zurich, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
  • 2004-2005: Researcher; University of Zurich, Jacobs Center for Productive Youth Development
  • 2001-2004: Junior researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Chair of Sociology
  • 1997-2001: Junior researcher, University of Zurich, Institute of Sociology
  • 1997-1999: Junior researcher, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich, Chair of Sociology
Education
  • 2004: Doctorate (PhD) in sociology, University of Zurich
  • 1997: Licentiate (Master’s degree) in sociology, University of Zurich
  • 1989-1997: Studies in sociology, cultural anthropology and private law, University of Zurich
Teaching experience

Swiss Federal University for Vocational Education and Training SFUVET

  • 2012, 2016, 2018: ​Master of Science in Vocational Education and Training, Sociology 2: Die Struktur des Schweizerischen Arbeitsmarkts und seine Verknüpfung mit dem Bildungssystem aus soziologischer Perspektive

University of Zurich

  • 2013: Lecture: "Einführung in die Soziologie II: Grundbegriffe, Gegenstandsbereiche, Forschungstraditionen"
  • 2012: Lecture: "Einführung in die Soziologie I: Grundbegriffe, Gegenstandsbereiche, Forschungstraditionen"
  • 2011: Lecture "Übergänge im Bildungs- und frühen Lebensverlauf" (with S. Bayard)
  • 2010: Seminar: "Formale und informelle Qualifikationen und ihre Bedeutung für den Erfolg auf dem Arbeitsmarkt" (with M. Buchmann)
  • 2009: Seminar: "Kindheit und Jugend: Statusübergänge und Kompetenzentwicklung" (with M. Buchmann)
  • 2008: Research colloquium for advanced research theses (with A. Salvisberg)
  • 2006/07: Seminar: "Arbeitsmarktchancen von Frauen" (with M. Buchmann)
  • 2003/04: Seminar: "Haushalt und Beruf: Geschlechterungleichheit" (with M. Buchmann)
  • 2003: Proseminar zur soziologischen Forschung (with V. Bornschier et al.)
  • 2002: Proseminar zur soziologischen Forschung (with V. Bornschier et al.)
  • 2002: Lecture: "Formale und informelle Qualifikationen auf dem Arbeitsmarkt" (with U. Klarer and A. Salvisberg)
  • 2001/02: Lecture: "Arbeitsmarktnachfrage und Berufsverlauf im Wandel" (with U. Klarer and A. Salvisberg)
  • 2001: Proseminar zur soziologischen Forschung (with V. Bornschier et al.)
  • 2001: Seminar: "Haushalt und Beruf: Geschlechterungleichheit" (with M. Buchmann)
  • 2000: Proseminar zur soziologischen Forschung (with V. Bornschier et al.)
  • 1998/99: Seminar: "Arbeitsmarktchancen von Frauen" (with M. Buchmann)

 

Area of expertise
  • Education and labor market sociology
  • Social inequality
  • Gender inequality
Projects
Career path study in social care
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Publications
Transfer into practice
Presentations
Awards
Mandates/Memberships
  • Scientific Advisory Board TREE Study
  • Scientific counsellor of the «Fachrat Weiterbildung” Kanton Bern
  • Scientific board member of the Swiss National Poverty Monitor
  • Scientific board member of the Committee “Sociology of Education” of the Swiss Sociological Association
  • Swiss Sociological Association
  • Committees “Gender Studies” and “Sociology of Education” Swiss Sociological Association
  • Swiss Society for Research in Education (SSRE)
  • European Sociological Association
  • Research Committee 28, ISA
  • Society for Longitudinal and Life Course Studies (SLLS)