Academic Positions

 
 
 
 
 
Institute of Media and Communication, TU Dresden
Assistant Professor (with Tenure Track)
Sep 2020 – Present Dresden, Germany
 
 
 
 
 
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich
Post-Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer
Oct 2018 – Aug 2020 Munich, Germany
 
 
 
 
 
School of Information, University of Michigan
Visiting Scholar
Feb 2019 – Mar 2019
 
 
 
 
 
Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich
Doctoral Researcher and Lecturer
Oct 2013 – Sep 2018 Munich, Germany

Education

 
 
 
 
 
LMU Munich
Doctor rerum socialium (Dr. rer. soc.), Communication
Oct 2014 – Jun 2018 Munich, Germany
 
 
 
 
 
LMU Munich
M.A., Communication
Oct 2011 – Sep 2013 Munich, Germany
 
 
 
 
 
LMU Munich
B.A., Communication (Major) | Sociology (Minor)
Oct 2008 – Jul 2011 Munich, Germany
 
 
 
 
 
Humboldt-Gymnasium
Higher Education Entrance Qualification („Abitur“)
Jan 2001 – Jun 2008 Potsdam, Germany

Awards & Honors

Research

  • Best Paper Award of the DGPuK Division “Media Reception and Effects” 2022
  • Best Paper Awards (2x) of the DGPuK Division “Media Reception and Effects” 2020
  • Competitive Paper Award of the ICA Game Studies Interest Group (2nd place) 2014
  • Best Thesis Award of the Department of Media and Communication for a M.A. thesis
  • Best Thesis Award of the Department of Media and Communication for a B.A. thesis

Teaching

  • FSR-Phil Award for Teaching in the Category “Best Communication”, winter term 2020/21 (awarded by the Student Council of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, TU Dresden)
  • 2 Awards for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich), winter term 2018/19
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich), summer term 2015
  • Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Media and Communication (LMU Munich), summer term 2014

University & Field Service

Current Positions

  • Member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the Project “Austrian News Media Infrastructures” of the Austrian Academy of Sciences (since 11/2022)
  • Member of the Faculty Board of the Faculty of Arts, Humanities, and Social Science, TU Dresden (since 12/2021)
  • Secretary of the Division “Communication & Technology” of the International Communication Association (since 06/2020)
  • Member of the Editorial Board, Digital Journalism (since 01/2020)

Past Positions

  • Co-Chair of the Division “Media Reception and Effects” of the German Communication Association (02/2021 - 01/2023)
  • Representative of the Academic Staff, Department of Media and Communication, LMU Munich (10/2016 - 10/2019)
  • Youth Representative of the Division “Media Reception and Effects” of the German Communication Association (08/2017 - 08/2019)

Reviews

  • Journals: Acta Politica, Behaviour & Information Technology, Big Data & Society, Communication Research, Communication Research Reports, Computers in Human Behavior, Digital Journalism, Human Communication Research, Information, Communication & Society, International Journal of Communication, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Broadcasting & Electronic Media, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Contingencies and Crisis Management, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Journal of Media Psychology, Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Practice, Journalism Studies, Mass Communication and Society, Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, Mobile Media & Communication, New Media & Society, Political Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, Publizistik, Social Media + Society, SCM – Studies in Communication and Media, SComS – Studies in Communication Sciences, The International Journal of Press/Politics
  • 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
  • Third-Party Funders: Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)
  • Miscellaneous: SoSci Panel (Peer-reviewed academic online access panel)

Workshop and Conference Organization

  • Program Committee of the Annual Doctoral Consortium of the Division “Communication and Technology”, International Communication Association (2022)
  • Organization of the Workshop “Facebook is dead – and so is our research?” as part of the Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (2022)
  • Organization of the Annual Conference of the Division “Media Reception and Effects” of the German Communication Association (2021)
  • Organisation of the Review Process for the Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (2020)