Focus on Social Work

About the series


The series «Focus on Social Work» publishes Swiss and international contributions on social work with its specific forms of dealing with social problems and supporting everyday coping. The studies included in the series are based on different disciplinary and scientific theoretical approaches and deal with various problem- and practice-fields of social work, professional careers and professional self-image, as well as with different organisational arrangements, professional processes and practices of professional action. Of particular interest to the series are current trends that challenge social work in its methods and self-understanding. Overall, the series provides an up-to-date, critical forum for empirical research and theoretical studies on social work from various disciplines.

Series Direction

Esteban Piñeiro, Hochschule für Soziale Arbeit, FHNW, Muttenz
Stefanie Kurt, Institut Soziale Arbeit, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Siders
Peter Streckeisen, ZHAW, Soziale Arbeit, Zürich
Barbara Waldis, Institut transdisciplinaire de travail social (ITTS), Université, Neuchâtel

Scientific Committee

Laura Bertini, SUPSI Lavoro Sociale, Manno
Jade Bourdages-Lafleur, Université du Québec à Montréal, Canada
Kris Clarke, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Annamaria Colombo, Haute école de travail social, HES-SO, Fribourg
Gesine Fuchs, Soziale Arbeit, HSLU, Luzern
Bettina Grubenmann, OST, Soziale Arbeit, St. Gallen
Trish Hafford-Letchfield, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom
Catrin Heite, Institut für Erziehungswissenschaft, Universität Zürich, Zürich
Oliver Hümbelin, Berner Fachhochschule, Soziale Arbeit, Bern
Stefan Köngeter, OST, Soziale Arbeit, St. Gallen
Alexandre Lambelet, Haute école de travail social et de la santé, HES-SO, Lausanne
Tilman Lutz, Hochschule für angewandte Wissenschaften, Hamburg, Deutschland
Giannina Muñoz Acre, Universidad de Chile, Santiago, Chile
Marion Repetti, Institut Travail Social, HES-SO Valais-Wallis, Sierre
Jason Schaub, University of Birmingham, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Kim Stroumza Boesch, Haute école de travail social, HES-SO, Genève