Post-Socialist and German-German Media History; Political Economy of Media and Communications; Critical Theory
Current Research Project
“On Unregulated Markets and the Freedom of Media: The Transition of the East German Press after 1989,” Thesis defense May 11, 2018 (Committee: Robert McChesney, Michael Meyen (external), John Nerone (chair), Dan Schiller, Inger Stole)
The introduction and conclusion of my defense draft can be found here.
The work on two books (German and English) is in progress.
Aug 2009 – Aug 2018
PhD, Communication and Media Research, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA
(Jun 2015 – Dec. 2017, Dissertation Fellowship, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Germany)
Mar 2008 – Feb 2011
Certificate, Journalism, Free Journalism School (FJS), Berlin, Germany
Distant Learning Program
Sep 2006 – Aug 2007
M.A., American Studies (History), University of Amsterdam, Netherlands
Oct 2002 – May 2006
B.A., History, University of Erfurt, Germany
Major: Middle Eastern, and North American Studies / Minor: Political Science