Curriculum Vitae

  • Since September 2018: Professor of Media Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau
  • February 2017 - August 2018: Assistant Professor (tenured since February 2018 ), Persuasive Communication, Group: Marketing Communication (Chair: Peter Neijens), Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam
  • December 2015 - January 2017: Principal Investigator of the research project “The social side of news: Attitude formation and expression in social networking sites under conditions of impression motivation” (funded by the German Research Foundation), University of Duisburg-Essen
  • April 2012 - November 2015: Postdoctoral researcher, Social Psychology: Media and Communication (Chair: Nicole C. Krämer), University of Duisburg-Essen, Lecturer and research associate / Projects: “Reception of online science information – Factors of selection and attitude formation,” “Effects of social audience reactions on the perception of online news in participatory websites,” and “Automated allocation of volunteers in major disasters”
  • September - December 2014: Visiting scholar, Center for Information Technology and Society (Prof. Miriam J. Metzger), University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • July 2009 - March 2012: Research assistant and doctoral student, Social Psychology: Media and Communication (Chair: Nicole C. Krämer), University of Duisburg-Essen, Germany
  • January 2010 - September 2011: Journalist for Deutschlandradio (German public broadcasting: “Germany Radio”), DRadio Wissen (station for science and knowledge)
  • September - October 2010: Visiting researcher, Department of Communication (Prof. Joseph B. Walther), Michigan State University, USA
  • October 2007 - June 2009: Editorial traineeship, Westdeutsche Zeitung (German daily newspaper), Düsseldorf
  • During Bachelor and Master studies: internships at several German newspapers and TV and radio stations (e.g., Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, ZDF, Sat.1) and freelance journalist; Student assistant in course on psychological research methods