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How to find us prof. dr. L. (Lucy) Avraamidou

prof. dr. L. Avraamidou

Director of Institute for Science Education and Communication

I am currently the Director of the Institute for Science Education and Communication. I am a Rosalind Franklin Fellow and an Associate Professor of Science Education. I was born and raised in Cyprus where I worked as an Assistant/Associate Professor of Science Education at the University of Nicosia (2006-2016) and at the Open University Cyprus (2015-2016).

I received my M.Sc (2001) and PhD (2003) in Curriculum and Instruction with a specialization in Science Education from the Pennsylvania State University in the USA. Upon its completion I worked as a Research Associate at the NSF-funded Center of Informal Learning and Schools (CILS) at King's College London.

My research is associated with theoretical and empirical explorations of what it means to widen and diversify STEM participation in school and out-of-school settings through the lens of intersectionality. At the heart of the account of my work is an exploration of underrepresented groups' identity trajectories and negotiations with the use of narrative and life-history methods.

I have worked as a principal investigator and researcher on projects funded by the National Science Foundation in the USA, the European Union, the Cyprus Research Promotion Foundation, and the United Nations Development Program. I have authored more than 100 publications and I edited 4 book volumes. Two of these are the following: Studying Science Teacher Identity (2016, Sense Publishers) and Intersections of Formal and Informal Science (co-edited with Wolff-Michael Roth, 2016, Routledge).
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