Judith Tröndle is postdoctoral researcher in Social Research, Social Work and Arts-Based Interventions at the Institute for Social Research and Interventions (ISI). Her scholarly work is based on sociological as well as interdisciplinary perspectives on disability, gender, couples, and inclusion. She draws from and develops theoretical approaches such as ableism, stigmatization and subjectivation. Her research is based on qualitative methods such as hermeneutics, biographical analysis and discourse analysis. In her dissertation, she studied the processes of othering and subjectivation in regard to couples, where both partners are employed, and their child is categorized as disabled.

After working in different research projects as Student Research Assistant (2007-2009) and Research Associate (2010-2011) at the Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin (KHSB), she was Research Fellow of the Ev. Studienwerk Villigst (2015-2019); Lecturer at the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (2015/2016), at the Universität Innsbruck (2020) and at the Ev. Zentralinstitut für Familienberatung (EZI) (2018-2020).

A graduate of Katholische Hochschule für Sozialwesen Berlin (KHSB) (BA, 2010, in Inclusive Education, with excellence), she studied ‘Practical Research in Social Work and Early Education’ at the Alice Salomon Hochschule Berlin (MA, 2014, with distinction) and was awarded her doctorate by the Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin at the Faculty of Education, Social and Cultural sciences (2020, summa cum laude). Additionally, she is a Gestalt-Music-Therapist certified by the Institut für Gestalttherapie und Gestaltpädagogik (IGG).


Research interests
Participatory and Inclusive Education
Music and Sound
Social Science Methodologies

Latest content Judith Tröndle took part in

Education & Social Work
PhD Thesis : Parenthood as Othering
Subjectivation of dual-employed couples as 'parents of a child with disabilities’

Dual-employed couples whose child is categorised as 'disabled' are studied through the analysis of couple narratives and work-sharing arrangements. The investigation focuses on gendered division of labour and care work as well as on cultural knowledge and discourses that affect recognisability and subjectivation. Overall, the study provides insights into social processes that contribute to these couples being perceived as 'other' or 'special' parents.