Kerstin Duemmler

Kerstin Duemmler studied Sociology at the University of Dresden (Germany) and obtained her doctorate in Social Sciences and Humanities within the above mentioned research project in 2012 at the University of Neuchâtel (Switzerland). Since 2013, she works as a Senior Researcher at SFIVET (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training) and is interested in young people’s school-to-work-transitions and the dealing with diversity within educational institutions. Since 2017, she also works as a Senior Lecturer for Sociology in the field of education and work at the same institute.


Contributions by Kerstin Duemmler


Religious and Socio-Cultural Boundary Work in the Swiss Handshake Affair

In Switzerland, immigrants are in general expected to ‘culturally and socially integrate’, while ethno-cultural differences are, at the same time, perceived as enriching and ethno-cultural identities and thus not totally expected to be abandoned.