As of April 2019, I will be an assistant professor (tenure track) of Political Psychology at the Department of Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau at Landau, Germany. Between April 2015 and March 2019, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria (AdME Research Group led by Prof. Jörg Matthes). I received my Phd in Media and Mass Communication from German Sport University, Cologne (Germany) and was a visiting researcher at New York University (NYU) and Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). Also, I was a visiting professor of media psychology at University of Koblenz-Landau (April 2017-September 2018).
My research focuses on political psychology, political communication, as well as on contents and effects of (news) media more generally. I am currently working on a larger research project investigating the influences of political scandals on citizens’ perceptions and evaluations. Furthermore, my research deals with the effects of cross-cutting news exposure on political participation and I investigate how terrorism news affect public opinion, emotional reactions (i.e., fear and anger), intergroup relations, policy preferences, as well as political attitudes.
My articles appeared in, e.g., Communication Research, Political Psychology, Media Psychology, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, Communication Research Reports, Journal of Media Psychology, International Journal of Communication.
I teach courses in several fields including political communication, political psychology and research methods. In the upcoming summer semester I will teach courses on political communication and statistical methods.