Verena Schmid, M.A.


Max-Weber-Institut für Soziologie
Heidelberg University
Bergheimer Str. 58
69115 Heidelberg

Phone: +496221 54-11980

Office Hours: LSF

Lectures (selections)

  • 09/2021: “Values and Political Attitudes of Local Refugee Aid ” at European Sociological Association (ESA) Conference.
  • 11/2020: “Citizenship as Claims-making in Germany and Canada: How local Willkommenskultur avoids populist polarization ” at the Conference on "Populism and the social siences" from the University of Québec and Ottawa.
  • 03/2019: “More or less political: Central developments of local engagement for refugees in Germany” at the ERASMUS Workshop “Understanding host society reception and integration of refugees” in Halifax, NS, Canada.
  • 12/2018: “Knowledge transfer(s) in a comparative research project on media and refugee integration” at the second Integration-CAN-D Joint Research Workshop in Heidelberg, Germany.

Research focus

  • Civil society and third sector research
  • Sociology of knowledge and organizations
  • Qualitative empirical research

Research projects

Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  • Since 2019: Scholarship holder of the Friedrich-Ebert Foundation
  • Since 2017: Doctoral student at the Max-Weber Institut (Titel: Civil Society Crisis Management: Location and Significance of Civil Society Action during the "Refugee Crisis")
  • Since 2016: Research Assistant at the Centre for Social Investment
  • 2016-2017: Reserach Assistant at the Max-Weber Institut (Political Sociology - Prof. Dr. Kathia Serrano Velarde)


Conducted seminars

  • Summer semester 2019
    Sociologists in practics: Sustainability assessments of the Heidelberg quarter Hasenleiser
  • Winter semester 2017/18
    Discourse analysis as a method of empirical social research
  • Winter semester 2016/17
    Qualitative methods: Case Study
  • Summer semester 2016
    Volunteering in crisis?!
  • Baden-Wuerttemberg Certificate for University Didactics (aquired 2018)