Jessica Lütgens

Goethe University Frankfurt

Institute of Social and Adult Education

Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 6, Campus Westend, PEG 1.G060

D-60629 Frankfurt am Main


+49 (0)69 798-36416

“I am still on it, finding myself politically left” – A biographical study on politicisation in the the adolescence

The thesis centers around the analysis of life-stories of young, political active people and adults who position themselves within the political left. Biographical case resconstrutions lead to knowledge about processes of politicisation in the sense of entries and transitions. Methodically the thesis position itself on the biographical research. Thematically it is positioned at the intersection of research of youth, political socialisation, social movements, education and transition.

10. 2015 – 04. 2018 Research assistant PARTISPACE
01. 2016 – 08. 2016 Social worker in the residential support of unaccompanied minor refugees in Bad Homburg at the organisation Jugendberatung und Jugendhilfe e.V.
05. 2015 – 10. 2015 Student assistant at the EU-Horizon 2020 project „Styles and spaces of participation (PARTISPACE). Formal, non-formal and informal participation of young people in European societies.“ under the coordination of Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther on the educational science department (Goethe-Universität)
01. 2017 – heute Associate at the graduate college „doing transitions” cooperative DFG-graduate college in the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt am Main and the Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen
11. 2016 – heute Doctoral student at the Goethe-Universität Frankfurt, Education Science, Working title of the thesis „I’m still in it. Seeing myself as left wing.“  –  Entries and Courses of policiticisation from a biographical perspective (Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Andreas Walther)
  • Lectures
03. 2018 Speech „Transitions as reconstructions“ at the research forum „Doing Transitions – Education and movement in transitions from youth to adult life“ at the annual conference from the DGfE at University Duisburg
12. 2017 Workshop „Family as the place of political socialisation“ at the annual conference of the GfPS with the title „Gender and family“ in Frankfurt
11. 2017 Speech „Research in political movements and biographies – Ethical and critical interventions in an disputed field“ on the annual conference „The Political is the biographical“ of the section Biographical reserach at the DGS at Universität Oldenburg
05. 2017 Speech „Participation between hanging around and staged practices“ on the annual conference of the DGfE, commission social pedagogic with the title „Participation through*in*even though social pedagogik“ in Vechta
  • Publications
2017 Batsleer, J./Pohl, A./Lütgens, J. et al. (2017): Non-Formal Spaces of Socio-Cultural Accompaniment. Responding to Young Unaccompanied Refugees. Reflections from the Partispace Project. In: European Educational Research Journal (EERJ)
2017 Lütgens, J.: Politische Partizipation der Jugend und Rechtspopulismus im Wahljahr 2017. In: hessische jugend. Fachmagazin für Jugendverbandsarbeit in Hessen. Jg. 69, Heft 2/17, S. 18-21.
2016 Lütgens, J.: Zur Aktualität des Schweigens von der Lust – Anmerkung zum Beitrag von Annie Reich. In: Freie Assoziation. Zeitschrift für psychoanalytische Sozialpsychologie, 2016/1, Psychosozial-Verlag, S. 98-103.
  • Classes
SoSe 2017 Master seminary in education science „Social-psychological and -pedagogical confrontations with Outsiders and Strangers – theoretical approaches and professional handling“
  • Memberships
12. 2017 – today Member of the „Section Biographical research“ of the DGS (German Association of Sociology)
05. 2015 – today Member of the “Gesellschaft für Psychoanalytische Sozialpsychologie” (Engl.: „Society for psychoanalytical social psychology“) (GfPS) & Participant at the Work Group „Arbeit und Adoleszenz“ (Engl.: „Occupations and Adolescence“)
10. 2014 – today Member of the „Arbeitskreis Paradoxien von Partizipation“ (Engl.: „Working group paradoxes of participation“) under the direction of Dr. Maria Kontos and Dr. Chantal Magnin of the Institute of Social Reserach Frankfurt