Prof. Dr. Axinja Hachfeld: Substitude professor for educational science

Research interests

Current research interests:

  • Professional competencies of (beginning) teachers (in schools and early education) and their development during academic and vocational education and training
  • Teachers’ beliefs on (cultural) heterogeneity
  • Heterogeneity in educational processes

Further research interests:

  • (Pre)School-parent-partnerships in heterogeneous contexts
  • (Early childhood) education and social (in)equality
  • (Early childhood) intervention programs
  • Multilingualism and integrated approaches to (early) language education


Currucilum vitae

Professional Appointments

10/2016 – present

Associate Professor for Educational Research with Focus on
Department of History and Sociology (with Educational Sciences, Empirical Educational Research and Sports Science), University of Konstanz

10/2012 – 09/2016

Research Associate (Post-doctoral)
Department of Early Childhood Education (Prof. Dr. Yvonne Anders), Freie Universität Berlin



Visiting scholar
Early Math Collaborative (Jennifer McCray, PhD; Prof. Jie Qi Chen),
Erikson Institute, Chicago, USA

04/2007 – 09/2012

Pre-doctoral Research Assistant Center for Educational Research, Project COACTIV (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Baumert, Dr. Mareike Kunter) Max Planck Institute for Human Development, Berlin

09/2006 – 12/2006

Research Associate
Applied Psychology: Life-Management (Prof. Dr. Alexandra M. Freund), University of Zurich

Education and Degrees


PhD, Department of Education and Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin
Title: Kulturelle Überzeugungen und professionelle Kompetenz von Lehrenden im Umgang mit kultureller Heterogenität im Klassenzimmer.
[Cultural beliefs and professional competences of beginning teachers for teaching in culturally diverse settings]


Diploma in Psychology
Freie Universität Berlin

09/2003 – 07/2004

Study Abroad, University of Chicago Courses: Quantitative methods in psychology, sociology (sociology of education and political participation) and independent study project.
Title of the independent study project: Cosmopolitanism and the support of trans-national social movements.

04/2000 – 10/2002

Freie Universität Berlin

Memberships in Professional Programs

02/2015 – 02/2016

Elected Participant in the program ProFiL (Professionalization of Women in Science and Education), a joint program of the three universities in Berlin for women in academia on their way to a professorship. Mentor: Prof. Dr. Matthias Richter

03/2013 – 02/2016

Elected Fellow
College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER), a joint initiative of the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), the Jacobs Foundation, and the Leibniz Association

Official Positions


Founding member and General Secretary of the Max Planck Alumni Association


Elected representative of the Fellows in the College for Interdisciplinary Educational Research (CIDER)

11/2008 – 10/2009

Elected member of the PhDnet Steering Committee, PhD representative for the Humanity Section of the Max Planck Society

11/2008 – 03/2011

Active member of the survey working group of the MPS PhDnet, co-author of the 3. PhDnet – Survey (download under:

Ad Hoc Reviewer

Lehrerbildung auf dem Prüfstand
Journal of Teacher Education
Learning and Instruction
Applied Psychology: Health & Well-Being



Publications and Lectures

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