Winkler, Katharina

University of Bern
28 Oct 2024 to 17 Nov 2024

Katharina has been a PhD student at the University of Bern/Switzerland in the SNSF project “Legal consciousness and mobilisation of law among homeless people in Switzerland and Germany”, since February 2021. She is working on her dissertation on the right to housing of families living in precarious housing conditions.

From March to August 2023, she was a Visiting PhD-Student at Malmö University at the Department of Social Work (Institutionen för socialt arbete) / Research Group “Studies in Housing and Welfare” (Studier i boende och välfärd).

Previously, she worked as a research assistant and lecturer for police law at the Berlin School of Economics and Law at the Department of Police and Security Management from 2019-2021. There, she worked on police and social law, the intersections of policing and social work, and police interactions with people in mental health crisis situations from a human rights perspective.

She also worked as a legal guardian from 2014 to 2018.

Katharina studied law at the Humboldt University in Berlin, the Julius Maximilian University in Würzburg and at the University of Bristol (UK). She also studied social work at the Alice Salomon University of Applied Sciences Berlin in cooperation with the Catholic University of Applied Sciences Berlin and the Protestant University of Applied Sciences Berlin (Master of Social Work, Social Work as a Human Rights Profession) and at the University of Applied Sciences Neubrandenburg (B.A.).

Area(s) of expertise: Sociology of Law, Social Rights, Housing Precarity