Prof. Dr. Francis Seeck

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Prof. Dr. Francis Seeck

Professor of Social Work with a focus on Democracy and Human Rights Education

Prof. Dr. Francis Seeck holds the professorship for Theories and Action Teaching of Social Work with a focus on Democracy and Human Rights Education at the Technical University of Nuremberg. This research-oriented professorship is situated in the Faculty of Social Sciences. Seeck’s research and teaching cover topics such as classism critique, political education, gender and queer studies, anti-discrimination pedagogy, and human rights-oriented social work. Together with Renate Bitzan, Seeck co-leads the Competence Center for Gender & Diversity. Since 2010, Seeck has been working in the fields of anti-discrimination pedagogy and political education, delivering lectures on classism critique, gender diversity, and anti-discrimination, and offering training on these topics.

Born in East Berlin in 1987, Francis Seeck currently lives in Nuremberg and Berlin. Seeck is the author of several books: “Recht auf Trauer. Bestattungen aus machtkritischer Perspektive” (2017, Edition Assemblage), “Solidarisch gegen Klassismus. Organisieren, intervenieren, umverteilen” (2020, Unrast, co-edited with Brigitte Theißl), “Care trans_formieren. Eine ethnographische Studie zu trans und nicht-binärer Sorgearbeit” (2021, Transcript), and “Zugang verwehrt. Keine Chance in der Klassengesellschaft: wie Klassismus soziale Ungleichheit fördert” (2022, Atrium). In March 2024, “Klassismus überwinden. Wege in eine sozial gerechte Gesellschaft” (Unrast) was published. In the fall of 2024, the anthology “Klassismuskritik und Soziale Arbeit. Analysen, Reflektionen und Denkanstöße” co-edited with Claudia Steckelberg, will be released by Beltz-Juventa in the “Diversity in Social Work” series.