Juri Kilian is a research assistant and PhD candidate at the school of social work, University of Kassel. He is interested in inter- and transnational perspectives of social work, community work (with a focus on housing and discrimination), anti-racist and anti-oppressive concepts of social work, social sustainability and different ways of knowing and knowledge production, residential youth care, transitions to adulthood.

Global outreach and exchange are essential basis and inspiration.

As a social worker, he has several years of experience in different professional fields (residential youth care, care leave unit, school social work, community outreach youth work, adult education).

Juri Kilian ist wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter und Doktorand am Institut für Sozialwesen der Universität Kassel. Seine Arbeitsschwerpunkte sind inter- und transnationale Perspektiven der Sozialen Arbeit, Community Work (v.a. Wohnen und Diskriminierung), anti-rassistische und de-koloniale Soziale Arbeit, Soziale Nachhaltigkeit und verschiedene Formen von Wissen und Wissensproduktion, Heimerziehung und Übergänge ins Erwachsenenalter.

Globale Vernetzung und Austausch sind Essenz und Inspiration.

Als Sozialarbeiter hat er mehrere Jahre Praxiserfahrung in verschiedenen Feldern gesammelt (stationäre und ambulante Jugendhilfe, Schulsozialarbeit, Offene Kinder- und Jugendarbeit, Erwachsenenbildung).

James, S., Wilczek, L., Kilian, J., Timonen-Kallio, Bravo, A., Del Valle, J.F., Formenti, L., Petrauskiene, A., Pivoriene, J., Rigamonti, A. (2021): A Comparative Analysis of Residential Care - A Five-Country Multiple Case-Design Study (in preparation) Kilian, J. (2020): Youth care transitions of young adult refugees in Germany - which lessons can we learn for the new decade? In: Sacramento, O., Challinor, E., & Silva, P. G. (Eds.) (2021). Quest for refuge: Reception responses from the Global North. Famalicão: Humus Kilian, J. (2020): Research note. Report on the second research colloquium 2019 of IGfH and ISS, October 21-22 in Frankfurt am Main. In Forum Erziehungshilfen 1/2020 IGFH Kilian, J. & Bendix, D. (2020): Refugee Resistance against Deportation in Germany, Post-Deportation, and Social Work. In Austrian Annual Review of Social Work 1/2020 James, S., Kilian, J., Seidel, F., Trostmann, J. & Milwa, D. (2019): "Fit for training". An evaluation of a project to prepare young refugees for training. University of Kassel: Kassel James, S., Kilian, J., Seidel, F., Trostmann, J. (2019): Labor market integration of young adult refugees. In: D. Unz & C. Bördlein (Eds.): Research in Social Work Practice. Special Issue Research in Social Work in German speaking countries. Sage Journals Kilian, J. (2018): Migration, emerging adulthood and youth care in contemporary Germany. In D. Keller, K. O'Neill, H. Nicolaisen, D. Schugurensk & K. Villasenor (Eds.): Social pedagogy and social education - Bridging traditions and innovations. Arizona: Social Pedagoy Association Kilian, J. (2018): Living situations of young refugees in Germany in the context of youth welfare. In B. Wartenpfuhl (Ed.): Social work and migration. Concepts and solutions in comparison. Wiesbaden: Springer VS Kilian, J. (2018): Youth services for young adults in the context of refugee migration. In R. Braches-Czyrek, T. Kallenbach, L. Stahl & C. Müller (Eds.): Educational and participation opportunities for refugees. Barbara Budrich Kilian, J. & Zito, D. (2013): Youth welfare and young refugees - Social work as a human rights profession. In W. Thole, K. Bock, U. Sander & S. Grabowsky (Eds.): Youth. Help. Research. Hohengehren: Schneider

Family Work in Residential Care. ERCCI Conference, Bicocca University Milan, Italy, January 2020 (with Prof. Sigrid James, Laura Liebtrau, Marianne Graws, Marina Scholand).

Empowering residential child care through interprofessional training. IGFH / ISS Research Colloquium, Frankfurt am Main, October 2019.

Social Work and Diversity. Summer School Global perspectives on Social Work, University of Lapland, Finland, May 2019 (with Robel Afeworki Abay).

Residential Care in Germany. ERCCI Conference. University of Vilnius, Lithuania, March 2019 (with Prof. Sigrid James, Vivien Steffens, Pauline Schröder).

Empowerment in the context of Emerging Adulthood and Migration. NORSA Conference Power and Social Work, University of Helsinki, November 2018.

Youth welfare in the context of refugee migration and young adulthood. Federal Congress of Social Work, University of Bielefeld, September 2018.

Working on the social. TISSA Conference, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia, August 2018.

James, S. / Kilian, J. / Seidel, F. / Trostmann, J. (2018): Labor market integration of young refugees in Germany - triangulating perspectives. Joint world conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland, July 2018.

Young people on the move - care leave transitions in Germany. Joint world conference on Social Work, Education and Social Development, Dublin, Ireland, July 2018.

Seidel, F., Kilian, J., James, S.: Pathways into education for young refugees. DGSA annual conference, HAW Hamburg, April 2018.

Kilian, J., Seidel, F., James, S.: Labor market integration of refugees - perspectives of company instructors. European Social Work Research Association Conference, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2018.

Migration and emerging adulthood - social work with young refugees in Germany. CRISOWO Conference, Kigali, Rwanda, March 2018.

Changes towards 'the social' in contemporary Germany. Social Pedagogy and Social Education - Bridging Traditions and Innovations conference, University of Puebla, Mexico, February 2018.

Care leave transitions. International Conference in Social Work, University of Bucharest, Romania, November 2017.

Young people on the move - transitions of young refugees in Germany. TISSA conference, University of Warmia and Mazury, Poland, August 2017.

Social Work with refugees - perspectives from Germany. Conference Association of Caribbean Social Work Educators, University of West Indies, Jamaica, June 2017.

Migration to Europe - Reflections on global transformations. Summer School Global perspectives on Social Work, University of Lapland, Finland, May 2017.

Young people on the move - care leaver in Germany. TISSA conference, Ghent University, Belgium, August 2016.

Social Work in times of the refugee crisis - perspectives from Germany. Summer School Global perspectives on Social Work, University of Lapland, Finland, May 2016.

Transnational identities - socialization patterns in a globalized world. Global Partnership on Transformative Social Work conference, USA, October 2015.

Transnational and transcultural lifeworlds of young people in foster care systems. TISSA conference, University of Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, August 2015.

Germany's "new" cultural diversity - transformation processes and social work perspectives. Summer School Global Perspectives on Social Work, University of Lapland, Finland, May 2014.