M.A. Stefanie Harsch

Research Associate/wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Institut für Soziologie

Adresse/Raum
KG 2, -104
 
Telefon +49 761 682-342
E-Mail stefanie.harsch(at)ph-freiburg.de
Webseite https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Stefanie_Harsch2
Sprechstunde nach Vereinbarung

Gesundheit und Gesundheitskompetenz/Health and Health Literacy

  • von Menschen mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte / of migrants and refugees 
  • Förderung von Health Literacy in Deutsch-als-Zweitsprache-Kurse / promotion of health literacy in German as a second language course
  • von Menschen in Afghanistan / of people in Afghanistan
  • (gemeindebasierte) Gesundheitsförderung in Ländern des Globalen Südens / community-based health promotion in low-and-middle-income countries 
  • gesundheitliche Ungleichheit
  • Circle of Health 

Afghanistan

  • Gesundheitsförderung & Gesundheitskompetenz / health promotion and health literacy
  • Training zur Wirkungsmessung von Projekt / Training on Impact Evaluation of projects
  • (Friedens-)Bildung / (Peace) Education
  • Zertifikat zur Hochschuldidaktik und Schreiben an der Universität / Certificate of University Teaching and Writing at the University
  • Transnationalismus / Transnationalismus 

sowie Erforschung des Zusammenhangs von Sprache, Mehrsprachigkeit, Translingualismus, Kultur, Intersektionalität, Empowerment / exploring the relationship between language, multilingualism, translingualism, culture, intersectionality and empowerment

AKTUELL

seit 04/2022: Hope: Deutsch-Afghanische-Hochschulkooperation, Strengthening Teaching and Writing Skills at Gawharshad University, Kabul and establishing a working group and network for Afghan researchers in Germany

seit 03/2018: SCURA - Gesundheitskompetenz in Sprach- und Integrationskursen.

seit 2016: zahlreiche kleinere Projekte in und zu Afghanistan

  • detaillierte Informationen unserer vielfältigen Aktivitäten zu und in Afghanistan finden Sie hier: zur Homepage
  • further information on our activities in and on Afghanistan can be found here: the English Website


ABGESCHLOSSEN

01/2021-03/2022: STeWS: Deutsch-Afghanische-Hochschulkooperation, Strengthening Teaching and Writing Skills at Gawharshad University, Kabul

2017-2018: Teachers' Mental Health Literacy

  • ausführliche Informationen zu Teacher MHL Projekt finden Sie hier: zur Homepage


(Auswahl - alle Publikationen und Präsentationen finden Sie hier und auf Profil auf Research Gate)

Book

Bittlingmayer, U.H., Islertas, Z., Sahrai, E., Harsch, S., Bertschi, I. and Sahrai, D. (2020), Health Literacy aus gesundheitsethnologischer Perspektive, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden, Wiesbaden.

(Peer-reviewed) article

Harsch, S., Jawid, A., Jawid, M.E., Saboga-Nunes, L., Soerensen, K., Sahrai, D. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2021), “Health Literacy and Health Behavior among Women in Ghazni, Afghanistan”, Frontiers in Public Health.

Harsch, S., Jawid, A., Jawid, M.E., Saboga Nunes, L., Sahrai, D. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2020), “The relationship of health literacy, wellbeing and religious beliefs in neglected and unequal contexts—Results of a survey study in central Afghanist”, Health Promotion Journal of Australia, Vol. 32, pp. 80–87.

Harsch, S. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2020), “State organized Health Education in Germany - Health Literacy Promotion within Health Compromising Regulations”, Socialmedicinsk Tidskrift, Vol. 97 No. 3, 454-466.

Beattie-Huggan, P., Harsch, S., Brinkmann, D. and Salman, R. (2020), “Facilitating refugee and migrant health and wellbeing in Europe”, The Innovation Platform, No. 4.

Bruland, D., Kornblum, K., Harsch, S., Broder, J., Okan, O. and Bauer, U. (2017), “Students Having Parents with Mental Health Issues and Teachers' Mental Health Literacy/ Schuler mit einem psychisch erkrankten Elternteil und die Mental Health Literacy von Lehrkraften”, Praxis der Kinderpsychologie und Kinderpsychiatrie, Vol. 66 No. 10, pp. 774–791.


(Peer-reviewed) chapters

Harsch, S., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Jawid, A. and Jawid, M.E. (2021), “Lebensqualität in ländlichen Regionen Zentralafghanistans. Befunde zur Heterogenität unterschiedlicher Lebensqualitätsdimensionen. (Quality of life in rural areas in central Afghanistan. Results of the heterogenity of various quality of life dimensions)”, in Staats, M. (Ed.), Lebensqualität. Ein Metathema, Beltz Juventa, Weinheim, München.

Harsch, S. (2021), “Ein fremder, zweiter Blick auf Health Literacy - was uns die Zweitsprachendidaktik lehren kann. (A foreign, second look at health literacy - what second language didactic can teach us)”, in Rathmann, K., Dadaczynski, K., Okan, O. and Messer, M. (Eds.), Gesundheitskompetenz, Springer.

Harsch, S., Jonasson, L. and Stolwijk, L. (2021), “Förderung von Gesundheitskompetenz von zugewanderten Menschen in Zweitsprachkursen – Umsetzung, Begrenzung und Potenziale in Deutschland und weltweit. (Promoting health literacy of migrants in second language courses - current situation, limitations and potential in Germany and around the world)”, in Rathmann, K., Dadaczynski, K., Okan, O. and Messer, M. (Eds.), Gesundheitskompetenz, Springer. 

Harsch, S., Jawid, A., Jawid, M.E., Saboga-Nunes, L., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Sahrai, D. and Sørensen, K. (2021), “Health without formal Education?”, in Saboga-Nunes, L.A., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Okan, O. and Sahrai, D. (Eds.), New Approaches to Health Literacy: Linking Different Perspectives, Gesundheit und Gesellschaft, 1st ed. 2021, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 223–246. 

Jawid, A., Harsch, S. and Jawid, M.E. (2021), “Health Literacy in Afghanistan − Astonishing Insights Provoke a Re-Consideration of the Common Concept and Measures of Health Literacy”, in Saboga-Nunes, L.A., Bittlingmayer, U.H., Okan, O. and Sahrai, D. (Eds.), New Approaches to Health Literacy: Linking Different Perspectives, Gesundheit und Gesellschaft, 1st ed. 2021, Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden; Springer VS, Wiesbaden, pp. 261–287. 

Harsch, S. and Bittlingmayer, U.H. (2019), “Highly Motivated, Transnational, Heterogeneous, and Barely Interconnected. An explorative Online Survey among German Organizations Operating in Afghanistan: Characteristics, Commitment, and Content”, in Bittlingmayer, U.H., Grundmeier, A.-M., Kößler, R., Sahrai, D. and Sahrai, F. (Eds.), Education and Development in Afghanistan: Challenges and Prospects, Global Studies, 1. Auflage, transcript, Bielefeld, pp. 79–100.

Schulze, K., Wahl, P., Bruland, D., Harsch, S. and Rehder, M. (2019), “An empirical perspective on the concept of mental health literacy in the field of families with parental mental illness”, in Okan, O., Bauer, U., Levin-Zamir, D., Pinheiro, P. and Soerensen, K. (Eds.), International handbook of health literacy. Research, practice and policy across the life-span, The Policy Press, Bristol, pp. 371–384.


Presentation at conferences (selection)

Harsch, S (2022): "Go with the flow" or "firmly grounded"? Promoting health literacy among people in vulnerable circumstances and the role of a solid theoretical foundation in reducing health inequities. (12/4/2022). First International Health Promotion Conference, Nairobi, Kenya. 

Harsch, S (2022): Language-sensitive health literacy promotion – how long-established insights from second-language courses allow for moving beyond functional health literacy. International Union for Health Promotion and Education, Montreal, Canada, virtual.

Harsch, S (2021): Interventions to promote Migrant Health Literacy. Global Health Literacy Summit. International Health Literacy Association, 04.10.2021. 

Harsch, S (2021): Förderung der Gesundheitskompetenz von zugewanderten Menschen in Sprach- und Integrationskursen – Potentiale und Wirkung. 56. Jahrestagung der DGSMP. DGSMP. Leipzig, 22.09.2021. 

Harsch, S (2021): Promoting HL among LESLLA learners: empirical findings and practical implications. Annual Literacy education and second language learning for adults (LESLLA) Symposium, 11.08.2021. 

Harsch, S; Bittlingmayer, UH. (2021): Content and Language Integrated Learning in Integrationskursen – eine Lehrwerksanalyse zur Förderung der Gesundheit(skompetenz) in Integrationskurse. Fadaf-Nachwuchstagung. Universität Marburg. FaDaF. Marburg, 03.06.2021.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2020): Illuminating (digital) health literacy practice with the help of applied linguistics. World Congress on Public Health. European Public Health Association. Rom, 13-16.10.2020.

Harsch, Stefanie (2020): Mental health and (second) language - empowering migrant children by strengthening parents' mental health literacy. Atlantic Policy Forum on Mental Health Promotion. Atlantic Summer Institute. Charlottetown, Canada, 24.08.2020.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2020): Die Bedeutung der Gesundheit(skompetenz) zur Förderung des Sprachenlernens – Ergebnisse des BMBF geförderten Forschungsprojekt SCURA. Unterrricht. Gesellschaft für Angewandte Linguistic, Workshop - Forschungsfokus Geflüchtete, Bayreuth, 18.01.2020.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2019): Turning School Health Education Upside Down – Lessons Learned from Second Language Teaching to Improve Health Education. 5th European Conference on Health Promoting Schools. Schools for Health in Europe. Moskau, Russland, 20.11.2019.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2019): Die Bedeutung eines translingualen Ansatzes bei der Förderung von (Gesundheits-)Kompetenz in Sprachkursen. Fachtagung - Herkunftssprachen im Fokus. proDaZ; Mercator Stiftung, Universität Duisburg-Essen. Essen, 11.04.2019. 

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2019): Health Literacy Promotion of Refugees in Second Language Courses – Empirical Evidence and the Role of Assets. 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference. Universitaet Roskilde. 9th Nordic Health Promotion Research Conference. Roskilde, Dänemark, 12.06.2019.

Harsch, Stefanie; Beattie-Huggan, Patsy; Steinhausen, Kirsten; Saboga-Nunes, Luis; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2018): Applying the circle of health to analyse health interventions for people with refugee experiences in Germany. 11th European Public Health Conference. EUPHA. Ljublijana, Slovenia, 28.11-01.12.2018. 

Harsch, S.; Bittlingmayer, U. H. (2018): Improving Health Literacy of Migrants – the Role of Language Courses. 11th European Public Health Conference. EUPHA. Ljublijana, Slovenia, 28.11-01.12.2018.  

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2018): Sprachkurse – ein unbeachtetes Setting zur Förderung der Gesundheit(-skompetenz) von Menschen mit Zuwanderungsgeschichte. Fünftes Zukunftsforum Bildungsforschung. Pädagogische Hochschule Schwäbisch Gmünd. Schwäbisch Gmünd, 16.11.2018.

Harsch, Stefanie; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H.; Jawid, Asadullah (2018): Health Literacy in Afghanistan. Überraschende Einblicke in den Bereich Gesundheit, Gesundheit Handeln. Befunde eines multi-sample survey in Ghazni, Afghanistan. 14th AGA meeting. Afghan Academic Association. Berlin, Germany, 16.02.2018. 

Harsch, Stefanie; Jawid, Asadullah; Jawid, M. Ebrahim; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2017b): Health literacy, the role of beliefs and barriers in Afghanistan. A quantitative study. 10th European Public Health Conference. EUPHA. Stockholm, Sweden,01.11.2017. 

Harsch, Stefanie; Bruland, Dirk; Bauer, Ullrich; Bittlingmayer, Uwe H. (2017a): Assessment and Promotion of Teacher-specific Mental Health Literacy regarding Children of Parents with Mental Health Issues - From Evidence to Practice. 2nd Symposium on Promoting Child and Youth Mental Health: Moving Evidence to Action, Charlottetown, Prince-Edward-Island, Canada. Atlantic Summer Institute. Charlottetown, 21.08.2017.

Since 07/2021 Part of the Project Organizing Team (German-Namibian-Collaboration) Genocide in Namibia (Conference website)

Since 01/2021 Project coordinator (and research consultant) of the DAAD funded project STeWS – Strengthening Teaching and Writing Skills a collaboration between the German University of Education Freiburg and the Afghan Gawharshad University

11/2020-05/2021 Free-lancer to support the development of the new Handbook for Erstorientierungskurse (initial German courses) in Germany, Auftrag BAMF

Since 03/2018 Research associate in project SCURA part of the research consortium: Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA) at the Chair of Sociology, Professor Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg, Germany (Website)

Since 03/2016 Part of the research group on Afghanistan at the University of Education Freiburg (several research projects, Health promotion (2016), health literacy assessment (2017), developing teaching strategies internationally (2018), transnationalism (2019), impact evaluation (2020), parental involvement in literacy development (2020), etc.) (Website)


03/2017-02/2020 German as a second language teacher in literacy/integration courses with a focus on vocational training at the Internationalen Bund Freiburg

04/2017-02/2018 Research associate in project Teacher MHL part of the research consortium: Health Literacy in Childhood and Adolescence (HLCA) at the Chair of Sociology, Professor Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg, Germany and at the Center for Prevention and Intervention in Childhood and Adolescence, Prof. Dr. Ullrich Bauer, University Bielefeld

08/2013-02/2017 Student employee at the University of Marburg, the University of Education Freiburg, the University hospital Freiburg 


Education

01/2019-05/22 PhD Student at the Chair of Sociology, Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer, University of Education Freiburg and Prof. Dr. Diane Levin-Zamir, Haifa University 

  • Doctoral thesis: “Health Literacy as a situational, social practice in context - insights from three research projects among vulnerable groups" 

10/2014-03/2017 Master of Arts in Health Education at Pädagogische Hochschule (University of Education), Freiburg, Germany

  • Focus: Setting-based health education, research in health promotion 
  • research internship in a Lao PDR: community-based health promotion
  • Master’s thesis: "Health and Health Promotion in Developing Countries. A case study on community-based Health Promotion Approaches in Afghanistan"  

10/2011-09/2014 Bachelor of Arts in Education at Philipps-Universität, Marburg, Germany

  • Major subjects: adult education; Minor subjects: psychology, counseling, media, 
  • Bachelor’s thesis: “Competencies and competence-development of volunteer managers” 

10/2010-09/2011 Psychology at Philipps-University, Marburg

  • International Health Literacy Association (IHLA): Chair of the interest group: Migrant Health Literacy group
  • African Health literacy Network (AHLN): deputy chairman
  • Nordic Health Promotion Research Network (NHPRN): active member interest group Health Literacy, working group website
  • German Alliance for Global Health Research (GLOHRA)
  • The Global Society on Migration, Ethnicity, Race and Health (GSMERH)
  • Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS): Mitglied der Sektion Medizin und Gesundheitssoziologie 
  • Literacy Education and Second Language Learning for Adults (LESLLA)


“Health Literacy as a situational, social practice in context - insights from three research projects among vulnerable groups" 

  • 1. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Uwe H. Bittlingmayer; University of Education Freiburg 
  • 2. Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Diane Levin-Zamir; University of Haifa, School of Public Health 
  • Start: 03/2019, submitted 05/2022, defended 09/2022


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