Sascha Neumann is a full Professor of Early Childhood Education and Childhood Studies at the University of Luxemburg since September 2017. At the same time, he was appointed head of the research group “Early Childhood Education and Care” as well as study director of the Bachelor programme in Social and Educational Sciences (BSSE). In March 2019, he was also nominated as a member of the supervisor consortium of the Doctoral Training Unit (DTU) “Capitalising on Linguistic Diversity in Education” (CALIDIE) funded under the framework of the PRIDE scheme by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR).
Sascha Neumann studied Educational Research, Philosophy and Psychology at the University of Trier where he graduated in 2002. After being supported by a doctoral fellowship of the Evangelische Studienwerk e.V. Villigst he was awarded his PhD in 2007, also at the University of Trier. The publication of his dissertation “Kritik der Sozialpädagogischen Vernunft. Feldtheoretische Studien” in 2008 was funded by the Bourdieu Foundation and Max-Traeger-Stiftung. In 2009, he also received the Interregional Research Award of the Greater Saar-Lor-Lux-Wallonie Region for a project on quality management in cross-border study programs. After teaching and research activities at the Saarland University and the University of Education Ludwigsburg, Sascha Neumann worked as a Senior Researcher in the Research Group “Early Childhood: Education and Care” at the University of Luxembourg from 2010 to 2013. In the past, he has also held several teaching assignments at other universities, including the University of Applied Sciences Darmstadt, the University of Trier and the University of Zurich. In 2013, he was also engaged as guest lecturer at the Institute for Pedagogy at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg.
Before becoming appointed as full professor at the University of Luxembourg Sascha Neumann worked as an associate professor of educational research with focus on “Socialization in Childhood and Youth” at the University of Fribourg (Switzerland) where he at the same time acted as scientific director of the University`s center of Early Childhood Education (ZeFF).