Lydia Heidrich, M.A. worked as a research assistant and Ph.D. student at the University of Bremen, unit of intercultural education from September 2015 until August 2021. Her work and research interests are school and migration, discrimination, teacher professionalisation, theories of social practices, ethnography, as well as science and research management. In her PhD-project she works on negotiated social orders in schools. Since September 2018 she was involved in the project "Pedagogical Professionalism in a Migration Society" which is funded by the Mercartor Foundation.
Lydia graduated from the University of Osnabrück in May 2015 after she has succesfully studied the interdisciplinary Masters Programme "Intercultural Migration and Intercultural Relations" at the Institute of Migration Research and Intercultural Studies IMIS. Her master thesis was about the innerorganisational communication of school and social work and how this communication contributes to the construtction of migration-related difference. Beforehand she was employed as a social worker in the department of intercultural family assistance by the Arbeiterwohlfahrt Rheinland in Koblenz. She has studied social work as a B.A. student at the University of Applied Sciences in Koblenz and at the Hacettepe University in Ankara, Turkey.
- Spokesperson Network of educational science for research methods, University of Bremen
- Board Member of Bremen Early Career Researcher Development BYRD, University of Bremen
- German Educational Research Association GERA
- German Sociological Association GSA
- Education and Science Workers' Union GEW