Curriculum Vitae

Employment History

since 08/2020

Research Associate (Postdoc), Communication and Media Science, Department of Social Sciences, Heinrich Heine University Düsseldorf, Prof. Dr. Gerhard Vowe, Prof. Dr. Marc Ziegele

03/2019 – 05/2020

Research Manager, AGF Videoforschung

02/2018 – 02/2019

Research Associate (Postdoc), Institute for Communication Psychology and Media Education, University of Koblenz-Landau, Campus Landau, Prof. Dr. Michaela Maier

02/2016 – 01/2018

Research Associate (PhD Student), Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer

08/2013 – 01/2016

Research Associate (PhD Student), Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer, Project “Politische Talkshows zur Unterhaltung [Political Talk Shows and Entertainment]“, funded by the German Research Foundation (DFG)

08/2013 – 07/2015

Research Associate (PhD Student), Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim, Assistant to Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer, President of the International Communication Association (ICA)

09/2008 – 01/2012 / 09/2012 – 07/2013

Student Assistant and Tutor, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Angela Keppler, Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler, Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer

02/2008 – 06/2008

Tutor, German Studies Department, University of Mannheim, Prof. Dr. Beate Henn-Memmesheimer

Education

08/2013 – 01/2018

PhD Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim, degree: Dr. phil., Dissertation: “Deliberation und Unterhaltung im Kontext politischer Medieninhalte [Deliberation and Entertainment in the Context of Political Media Content]“ (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer)

09/2010 – 07/2013

Master Media and Communication Studies, Minor: Psychology, University of Mannheim, degree: Master of Arts (M.A.), Thesis: “Funny and Interesting? How Do Political Satire Programs Contribute to Viewers’ Interest in Politics?” (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Peter Vorderer)

09/2007 – 07/2010

Bachelor Media and Communication Studies, Minor: German Studies, University of Mannheim, degree: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Thesis: “15 Minuten Diskurs: Eine Analyse der Deliberation in den Fernsehnachrichten zur Bundestagswahl 2009 [15 Minutes of Discourse: An Analysis of Deliberation in TV News on the German Federal Election in 2009]“, with Charlotte Löb (supervisor: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler)

Awards and Scholarships

02/2016 – 01/2018

PhD Scholarship, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung für die Freiheit

06/2016

Top Student Paper in Political Communication (Title: “Measuring political thinking: Development and validation of a scale for ‘deliberation within’”), Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Fukuoka, Japan

09/2010 – 01/2013

Deutschlandstipendium, Freunde der Universität Mannheim e. V., Federal Ministry of Education and Research

11/2011

Award for Outstanding Theses (Bachelor thesis, title: „15 Minuten Diskurs: Eine Analyse der Deliberation in den Fernsehnachrichten zur Bundestagswahl 2009 [15 Minutes of Discourse: An Analysis of Deliberation in TV News on the German Federal Election in 2009]“), Stiftung Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften, University of Mannheim

09/2009 – 08/2010

Tuition Fee Scholarship, University of Mannheim