• Research Interests

    • Political Communication
    • European Solidarity
    • Trust Research
    • Media & Corruption
    • Communication & Sports
  • CV

    • 1986 born in Neuss
    • 2006-2012 studies of Media Management at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research, Hannover (Germany)
    • 2009 scholarship at the Stendhal III Université in Grenoble (France)
    • 2012 master thesis: „The Impact of Media Freedom and Media Access on Good Governance - A Cross-National Analysis”
    • Since 2012 working as a research assistant and doctoral candidate of Prof. Frank Marcinkowski at the Department of Communication in Münster (Germany)
    • 2016 research visit at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (Greece)
  • Presentations

    • Starke, C. & Marcinkowski, F. (2016, accepted). Trust in Government. Towards a Theoretically Informed Measurement Model. Paper presented at the WAPOR Regional Conference, Barcelona (Spain), 24.-25. November.
    • Marcinkowski, F. & Starke, C. (2016, accepted). Why do(n’t) we trust in Government? An Empirical Investigation of Four Different Trust Reasons. Paper presented at the WAPOR Regional Conference, Barcelona (Spain), 24.-25. November.
    • Starke, C. (2016, accepted). The Power of Collective Identity: Framing Europe and its Effect on Solidarity within the European Union. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ECREA, Prague (Czech Republic), 09.-12. November.
    • Flemming, F., Dosenovic, P., Marcinkowski, F., Lünich, M., & Starke, C. (2016, accepted). Wünsch dir was. Wie das deutsche Publikum die Olympischen Spiele sehen möchte. Paper presented at the Conference of the Ad-hoc-Group Media Sport and Sports Communication of the DGPuK, Würzburg (Germany), 28.-30. September.
    • Starke, C., Lünich, M., Marcinkowski, F., Dosenovic, P., & Flemming, F. (2016, accepted). Zwischen Doping, Politik und ungetrübtem Vergnügen - Der Umgang des deutschen Fernsehens mit den Olympischen Spielen 2016. Paper presented at the Conference of the Ad-hoc-Group Media Sport and Sports Communication of the DGPuK, Würzburg (Germany), 28.-30. September.
    • Marcinkowski, F., Lünich, M. & Starke, C. (2016, accepted). Spontaneous Trait Inferences from Candidates’ Visual Appearance in Campaign Communication: The Role of the Face Effect in German Direct Elections. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ICA, Fukuoka (Japan), 9.-13. June.
    • Flemming, F., Lünich, M., Marcinkowski, F. & Starke, C. (2016, accepted). Coping with dilemma. How sport media users respond to sport mega events in autocratic countries. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ICA, Fukuoka (Japan), 9.-13. June.
    • Lünich, M., Starke, C., Flemming, F., & Marcinkowski, F. (2015). Des einen Freud, des anderen Leid. Dissonanzreduktion und politischer Konsum bei der Medienberichterstattung über sportliche Großereignisse in autoritären Staaten. Paper presented at the Conference of the Ad-hoc-Group Media Sport and Sports Communication of the DGPuK,  Munich (Germany), 5.-6. Oktober.
    • Starke, C. & Naab, T. (2015). Can the Internet curb corruption? A longitudinal analysis for 157 countries. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the IAMCR, Montreal (Canada), 12.-16. July.
    • Flemming F. & Starke, C. (2015). Who is responsible for doping in sports? An analysis of the attribution of responsibility in German media coverage. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the IAMCR, Montreal (Canada), 12.-16. July.
    • Flemming, F., & Starke, C. (2015). Effective control mechanism or part of the problem? A framing analysis of the German press coverage on doping in sports. Paper presented at the 8th Summit on Communication and Sport of the International Association for Communication and Sport, Charlotte (USA), 06.-08. March.
    • Starke, C. (2014). A Theoretical Approach to Explain the Relationship between European Identity and European Solidarity. Paper presented at the Social Theory Conference of the European Sociological Association (ESA), Münster (Germany), 26.-28. November.
    • Starke, C. & Marcinkowski, F. (2014). How the News Media affect Trust in Mediated Politics. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the ECREA, Lissabon (Portugal), 12.-15. November.
    • Marcinkowski, F., Starke, C. & Wintterlin, F. (2014). Social Media, Impression Formation of Politicians and Trust in Politics. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ECREA, Lissabon (Portugal), 12.-15. November.
    • Naab, T., Starke, C. & Scherer, H. (2014). The Media’s Impact on Reducing Corruption - A Cross-National Analysis. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the ECREA, Lissabon (Portugal), 12.-15. November.
    • Starke, C. (2014). Understanding European Solidarity: The Role of Communication in Explaining European Solidarity. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Comparative European Politics Specialist Group of the Political Studies Association (PSA), Gothenburg (Sweden), 06.-07. November.
    • Marcinkowski, F., Kohring, M. & Starke, C. (2013). Mediated political communication, perceptions of politicians, and trust in politics. Paper presented at the ICA / ACOP / AE-IC / UMA Regional Conference, Malaga (Spain), 18.-19. July.
    • Naab, T., Starke, C., Wahl, S. & Scherer, H. (2013). My Music, My Friends, and Me: Processes of Social Distinction by Taste in Music. Paper presented at the Radio Conference, Bedfordshire (UK), 09.-12. July.
    • Starke, C., Naab, T. & Scherer, H. (2013) Media Freedom, Media Access, and Good Governance: A Cross-National Examination of Influences. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the IAMCR, Dublin (Ireland), 25.-29. June.
    • Wahl, S., Starke, C., Naab, T. & Scherer, H. (2013). The Social Value of Music. Processes of Social Distinction by Taste in Music. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the IAMCR, Dublin (Ireland), 25.-29. June.

    Invited Talks

    • Starke, C. & Köbis, N. (2016). Why did the Panama Papers (not) shatter the world? The relationship between Journalism and Corruption. Invited Workshop at the Interdisciplinary Corruption Research Forum of the VU Amsterdam. Amsterdam (Netherlands), 17.-18. June.
    • Starke, C. (2014). Why do we need European solidarity in times of crisis? Invited Talk at the Workshop ‘Welfare Chauvinism & Migration’ of the Nordic Embassies. Berlin (Germany), 20.-21. November.

  • Reviews

  • Memberships

  • Teaching Experiences

    • Summer Term 2016: Freedom of the Press and Media Quality (together with M. Lünich)
    • Summer Term 2016: Journalism and Global Sport Events in Autocratic Countries (together with M. Lünich)
    • Winter Term 2015/16: The Impact of the Public Sphere to Curb Corruption
    • Summer Term 2015: Media Effects on Solidarity within the European Union
    • Winter Term 2014/15: The European Public Sphere and Collective Identity
    • Summer Term 2014: The Media’s role in curbing corruption
    • Summer Term 2014: Public discourse and public perception of Performance Enhancing Drugs (PED) in Sports (together with F. Flemming)
    • Winter Term 2013/14: How Does the Media Impact Trust in Politics?
    • Summer Term 2013: The Role of the Media in Explaining Democratic Changes in Politics