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Dr. Samuel Keller

Dr. Samuel Keller

Dr. Samuel Keller

ZHAW School of Social Work
Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family
Förrlibuckstrasse 60
8005 Zürich

+41 (0) 58 934 88 64

Work at ZHAW


Co-team leader, lecturer and researcher


  • Conditions of growing up and concepts of child well-being; childhood and family research
  • Families and social pedagogy/ social work
  • Adoption; growing up in different places/ with multiple parenthood
  • Child and youth care, residential care & residential groups; care for young refugees
  • Qualitative research methods; visual methodology; target group research

Education and Continuing education


  • Dr. phil. / Department of Educational Sciences
    Goethe University, Frankfurt a.M.
    2011 - 2018
  • M.A. / social pedagogy
    University of Zurich, Institute for Educational Sciences
    2002 - 2008

Continuing Education

CAS Didactic of Higher Education
University of Zurich


Membership of networks

  • SGSA Research Commission (Head)
  • FICE Germany, Forum Start (core team of the specialist group)
  • PACH Foster and Adoptive Children Switzerland (Board member)
  • Jugendnetzwerk Foundation (Foundation Council)



Articles in scientific journal, peer-reviewed
Books and monographs, peer-reviewed
Book parts, peer-reviewed
Conference contributions, peer-reviewed
Other publications
Oral conference contributions and abstracts