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Dr. Alexander Knoll

Dr. Alexander Knoll

Dr. Alexander Knoll

ZHAW School of Social Work
Institute of Childhood, Youth and Family
Pfingstweidstrasse 96
8005 Zürich

+41 (0) 58 934 85 23

Personal profile

Position at the ZHAW

Senior Researcher

Expertise and research interests

Childhood Studies, Early Education and Care (ECEC), Parenthood and Parent Education, Language and Multilingualism, Sociology of Childhood, Discourse Theory and Analysis, Qualitative and Quantitative Methodology

Educational background

PhD at University of Fribourg, Educational Sciences (2010-2016)

Studies in Sociology, Economic and Social History and German Linguistics, University of Zurich (2001-2009)

Professional milestones

Senior Research and Teaching Asistant and (deputy) director of the University Center for Early Childhood Education Fribourg, University of Fribourg, Department of Educational Studies (2017-2022)

Researcher and Lecturer, Zurich University of Teacher Education (2014-2017)

Researcher and Lecturer, Thurgau University of Teacher Education (2013-2014)

Assitant and PhD Student, University of Frioburg, Department of Educational Studies (2010-2013)

Counseling Center for Military Conscientious Objection and Civilian Service, Zurich (2001-2003)

Membership of networks

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Erziehungswissenschaft (DGfE), Sektionen Sozialpädagogik/Pädagogik der frühen Kindheit und Erwachsenenbildung
  • Swiss Society for Early Childhood Research (SSECR)
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Soziologie (SGS), Forschungskomitee Bildungssoziologie
  • Schweizerische Gesellschaft für Bildungsforschung (SGBF)
  • Sektion Kindheitssoziologie der Deutschen Geselslchaft für Soziologie (DGS)



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