Curriculum Vitae

Academic Positions

since 10/2019

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer ("Akademische Rätin auf Zeit")
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich (Team of Prof. Dr. Diana Rieger)

10/2018 – 09/2019

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich (Team of Prof. Dr. Diana Rieger)

02/2019 – 03/2019

Visiting Scholar
School of Information, University of Michigan (Hosted by Prof. Dr. Nicole Ellison)

10/2013 – 09/2018

Researcher and Lecturer
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich (Team of Prof. Dr. Hans-Bernd Brosius)

04/2010 – 09/2013

Student Research Assistant
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich

Education

10/2014 – 06/2018

Doctor rerum socialium (Dr. rer. soc.), Communication
LMU Munich

10/2011 – 09/2013

M.A., Communication
LMU Munich

10/2008 – 07/2011

B.A., Communication (Major) | Sociology (Minor)
LMU Munich

06/2008

Higher Education Entrance Qualification ("Abitur")
Humboldt-Gymnasium, Potsdam

University & Field Service

starting 06/2020

Secretary of the Division "Communication and Technology"
International Communication Association (ICA)

since 01/2020

Member of the Editorial Board
Digital Journalism (Taylor & Francis)

10/2016 – 10/2019

Representative of the Academic Staff ("Mittelbausprecherin")
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich

08/2017 – 08/2019

Youth Representative of the DGPuK Division Media Reception and Effects (NaRezFo),
together with Nora Denner

Reviewing

  • Journals

    Acta Politica (1), Communication Research Reports (1), Computers in Human Behavior (4), Digital Journalism (6), Information, Communication & Society (2), International Journal of Communication (1), Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media (1), Journal of Communication (4), Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management (1), Journal of Information Technology & Politics (1), Journal of Media Psychology (2), Journalism (1), Journalism Practice (1), Journalism Studies (2), Mass Communication and Society (3), Mobile Media & Communication (3), New Media & Society (7), Public Opinion Quarterly (2), Publizistik (1), Social Media + Society (1), SCM – Studies in Communication and Media (1), The International Journal of Press/Politics (1)

  • Professional Associations

    Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK), Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR), Annual Conference of the DGPuK Division "Methods", Annual Conference of the DGPuK Division "Media Reception and Effects"

  • Miscellaneous

    SoSci Panel (Peer-reviewed academic online access panel)

Awards & Honors

Research

  • Best Paper Award of the DGPuK Division “Media Reception and Effects” 2020 for the paper: Nebenbei, mobil und ohne Ziel? Eine Mehrmethodenstudie zu Nachrichtennutzung und -verständnis von jungen Erwachsenen [A multi-method study on the news use and understanding of young adults]

  • Best Paper Award of the DGPuK Division “Media Reception and Effects” 2020 for the paper: (A-)synchrone Kommunikation über TV-Serien in sozialen Medien. Eine Mehrmethodenstudie zu rezeptionsbezogenen Kommunikationsaktivitäten in sozialen Medien am Beispiel von Reddit-Diskussionsthreads zu Game of Thrones [(A)synchronous communication about TV series in social media. A multi-method study of communication practices in Reddit discussion threads about Game of Thrones] (with Julian Unkel)

  • Second Place Competitive Paper Awards 2014 of the ICA Game Studies Interest Group for the paper: Framing Gaming. The Effects of Media Frames on Perceptions of Game(r)s (with Alexander Haas)

  • Best Thesis Award of the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich) for a M.A. thesis

  • Best Thesis Award of the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich) for a B.A. thesis

Teaching

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich) for the course "Informations- und Nachrichtennutzung junger Erwachsener: Zwischen Fernsehen, Snapchat und WhatsApp" [Information and news use of young adults: Between TV, Snapchat, and WhatsApp]
    Best evaluated (Top 1) course at the Department in the winter term 2018/19

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich) for the course "Einführung in die Kommunikationswissenschaft" [Introduction to communication studies]
    Top 5 evaluated course at the Department in the winter term 2018/19

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich) for the course "Medienlehre" [German media system]
    Top 5 evaluated course at the Department in the summer term 2015

  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich) for the course "Medienlehre" [German media system]
    Top 4 evaluated course at the Department in the summer term 2014

Professional Memberships

  • Association of Internet Researchers (AoIR)

  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK, German Communication Association)

  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

  • International Communication Association (ICA)