Barbara Thiessen

Doctorate in education, professor of gender studies and the science of social work at Landshut University of Applied Sciences, Head of the Institute for Social Change and Cohesion Research, Landshut, Germany.

Research focuses

Gender Dynamics in an Intersectional Perspective; Gender, Care and Family Life in the Context of Social Inequalities and Migration; Care Theory.


President of the German Society for Social Work. Spokesperson for the Bavarian Research Association ‘ForGenderCare’, leader of a Research Project on Care Practices of Fathers in Bavaria; currently supervising the Research Project ‘Democracy, Participation, Diversity’ in the Bavarian Research Association ‘ForDemocracy’.