Christian is a tenure-track assistant professor of political psychology at University of Koblenz-Landau (at Landau). His research focusses on political psychology, political communication and media uses, contents and effects. Currently, he conducts a third-party funded project on antisemitism and on the media's role in perpetuating/reducing anti-semitic attitudes. Furthermore, he studies political polarization and mis- and disinformation.
Between April 2017 and September 2018 Christian was a visiting professor of media psychology at University of Koblenz-Landau. He was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication (April 2015 - March 2019), University of Vienna, Austria (AdME research group led by Prof. Jörg Matthes). Christian received his 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).
Christian's articles appeared in, e.g., Communication Research, Computers in Human Behavior, Crime & Delinquency, International Journal of Communication, Journal of Media Psychology, Journalism, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journalism Practice, Mass Communication & Society, Media Psychology, Nature Communications, Political Communication, Political Psychology, and The International Journal of Press/Politics.
Christian teaches courses in the fields of political psychology and political communication, as well as research methods.