From 2006 until 2009 undergraduate studies in communication studies and political sciences at the University of Münster, then postgraduate studies in International Communications at the University of Leeds (GB). 2011 until 2017 research assistant at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Studies (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen in the group „Mediatization and Globalization“ under the lead of Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp. Amongst other positions, researcher in a project on „The Transnationalization of Public spheres in Europe“ in the Collaborative Research Centre „Transformations of the State“, PhD thesis on the practices and interfaces of online commenting (under review). In the academic year 2015/2016 guest PhD researcher at the University of Warwick (GB). Since 2015 member in the research network CEDAR (Consortium on Emerging Directions in Audience Research). Currently chair of YECREA. Since October 2017 scientific coordinator at the Research Training Group „Trust and Communication in a digitized World“.
- Digital media-technology and interfaces
- Social media practice
- Citizen communication
- Transnational and transcultural communication
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- . (). The Communicative Construction of Europe. Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
- . (). Intersecting audience activities: An audience studies perspective on the materiality of design, platforms and interfaces. Participations, 13(1), 360–373.
- . (). ‘Please stay frustrated!’ The politicisation of media technologies in the German NSA debate. In (Eds.), Journalism and the NSA Revelations: Privacy, Security and the Press, p. 113-127. London: IB Tauris.
- . (). Nationalizing Europe regionally – The Europeanization of public spheres in regional newspaper reporting and the “crisis” in Europe. In (Ed.), Media and Communication on Europe, p. 13-32. Berlin: Logos.
- . (). ‘I hope that the whole thing will not collapse’: Understanding and overcoming the EU financial crisis from a citizens’ perspective. In (Eds.), Money talks, p. 189-208. Bristol: Intellect.
- . (). Europe beyond the Crisis? Citizens’ (re)actions on the Multi-segmentation of the European public sphere. In (Eds.), The European Public Sphere – from critical thinking to responsible action, p. 69-84. Brussels: Peter Lang.