Tröger, M. (2013). A Fragmented History: Media in Socialist East Germany and the ‘Double Media’ Landscape. Coban, Savas (ed.). Media’s Role in the Socialist Era. Kiel, DE: Amani Publisher International, 107-136.
2014 MACS 331 – Media and Democracy (Upper Division Course), Education for Justice Project (Higher Education in Prison), UIUC and the Danville Correctional Center, Illinois, USA
2011 – 2013 MACS 101 – Introduction to the Media (Advanced Composition Course), UIUC, Instructor
2010 – 2011 MS 351 – Social Aspects of the Media (Lecture), UIUC Instructor: Prof. Isabel Molina / Prof. Ann Reisner, Teaching Assistant
2009 – 2010 MS 320 – Popular Culture (Lecture), UIUC Instructor: Prof. Angharad Valdivia, Teaching Assistant
Apr 2008 – Jul 2009 MAIRD coordinator, Political Science Institute, Leiden University, Netherlands
Research and Other Positions
2013 – 2014 Research assistant (Angharad N. Valdivia), Institute Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA Research work, editing of the departmental newsletter and learning material
2012 – 2014 Research assistant (Robert McChesney), Department of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA Assistance in research work
2012 – 2014 Tutor (voluntary), Education for Justice Project (Higher Education in Prison), UIUC and the Danville Correctional Center, Illinois, USA Tutoring students incarcerated at the medium security prison of Danville Correctional Center
2003 – 2006 Student assistant, Erfurt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany Assistance to faculty members, administration and research work, organization of conferences
2005 – 2006 Research assistant, Environmental Policy Research Center, Free University Berlin, Germany
2004 – 2004 Research assistant, Chair of Comparative Religion and Islam Sciences, University of Erfurt, Germany
2004 Project assistant, Chair of Comparative Government, University of Erfurt, Germany
Work in Progress
My thesis research examines the media transition in East Germany after the fall of the Berlin Wall. I'm particularly interested in how the media market emerged once the socialist party lost its hegemony over the press and its party papers. I am currently working on publications based on this research.
Follow-up projects include a closer analysis of the dealings of the Treuhandanstalt in the press sector, and the building of a telecommunication infrastructure in (East) Germany in the early 1990s.
I am further interested in the development of communication research in Germany. Leading question here is what happened to the historical analysis of media and communications based on the political economic theoretical concepts.