IMISCOE Web Directory - Thomas Geisen
Dr. Thomas Geisen is Professor of Workplace Integration and Disability Management at the University of Applied Sciences Northwestern Switzerland, School of Social Work. He holds degrees in social work (Catholic University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Saarbrücken, Germany), sociology (University of Trier, Germany) and political sciences (MA, Guildhall University, London), and received his doctorate in sociology from the University of Basel, Switzerland. His main fields of interest and research are workplace integration, disability management and migration.
Recent research includes: "Aging workforce and low-skilled work" (2015-2017, ongoing); "Life-strategies of migrant families in marginalized quarters" (2012-2015, completed), "Demographic change and private sector disability management in Australia, Canada, China and Switzerland: A comparative study" (2013-2015, completed), "The separation of parents and children in transnational families" (2010-2013, completed), in which he has widely published. Recent publications include "Migration, Minderheiten und Demokratie" (2016, ed. with Philipp Eigenmann and Tobias Studer); "Work, Migration, and Social Work" (2015, ed. with Markus Ottersbach); "Migration, Familie und Gesellschaft" (2014, ed. with Tobias Studer and Erol Yildiz), "Migration, Familie und soziale Lage. Beiträge zu Bildung, Gender und Care" (2013, ed. with Tobias Studer and Erol Yildiz), "Soziale Arbeit und Demokratie" (2013, ed. with Fabian Kessl, Thomas Olk and Stefan Schnurr); "International Handbook of Migration, Minorities, and Educa-tion. Understanding Cultural and Social Differences in Processes of Learning" (2012, ed. with Zvi Bekerman); "Arbeit in der Moderne" (2012); "Disability Management and Workplace Integration" (2011, ed. with Henry Harder). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and further information: www.fhnw.ch/personen/thomas-geisen