Research on the Transformations of Public Communication

International and Transnational Communication * Environmental and Science Communication * Journalism, Public Relations and Media Change

Research, teaching and me

CV

2015 Professor of Communication Research, Science and Climate Communication, University of Hamburg

2010 Oberassistent, University of Zurich, IPMZ (Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research)

2007-2009 Postdoctoral Fellow, Jacobs University Bremen and Project Coordinator (CRC 597, Research project B3: The Transnationalization of Public Spheres in Europe)

2007 Doctoral Degree (Dr. phil.) from the University of Hamburg; Thesis on the Information policy of the European Union and its impact on the European public sphere

2006-2007 Collaboration with the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS), Brüssel: Political consulting for the European Commission and the European Parliament

2003-2006 Research Associate at the Collaborative Research Center (CRC 597) "Transformations of the State", University of Bremen (Research project B3: The Transnationalization of Public Spheres in Europe)

2002 Research Associate and Lecturer at the Institute for Communication and Media Research (IfKW), University of Munich

1996-2002 Studies of Journalism (Political Science, Sociology and Law) in Munich and Washington, DC

Diploma in Journalism at the Institute for Communication and Media Research (IfKW), University of Munich

Vocational Education at the German School of Journalism (Deutsche Journalistenschule)

Work as free-lance journalist for different German newspapers and sueddeutsche.de

 

Research and teaching interests

Journalism: Understanding its transformations and its social contexts

Transnational communication: Understanding the connectedness of today's media world

Environmental and science communication: Understanding how public communication relates to knowledge

Political communication: Understanding how public communication relates to a democratic society

Research designs: The comparative method and the integration of qualitative and quantitative approaches

 

For recent and ongoing research, see my website at the University of Hamburg and the projects on climate communication. 

 

Main Research projects until 2014

since 9/2011: Journalistic Framing of Climate Change (Project leader/Principal investigator, funded by UZH)

2010-2011: The Triggers of of European News (Independent research drawing on data from earlier project) 

2003-2009: The Transnationalization of Public Spheres (Researcher and since 2008 project coordinator)

2002-2007: The information policy of the EU (PhD-Project)

2000-2001: Crossmedia cooperation of print and online in leading daily newspapers (Diplomarbeit (~MA thesis))