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.
Jan 2014 – May 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 Instructor for students incarcerated at the medium security prison of Danville Correctional Center
Aug 2011 – May 2013 MACS 101 – Introduction to the Media (Advanced Composition Course), UIUC Instructor
Jan 2010 – Jan 2011 MS 351 – Social Aspects of the Media (Lecture), UIUC Instructor: Prof. Isabel Molina / Prof. Ann Reisner Teaching Assistant
Aug 2009 – Jan 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 Academic supervision and assessment of research papers, advisor to international MA students in International Relations and Diplomacy (MAIRD)
Research Positions & Other
Aug 2013 – May 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
Sep 2012 – Jan 2014 Research assistant (Robert McChesney), Department of Communications, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC), USA Assistance in research work
Sep 2012 – Jan 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
Aug 2003 – Jun 2006 Student assistant, Erfurt School of Public Policy, University of Erfurt, Germany Assistance to faculty members, administration and research work, organization of conferences
Oct 2005 – Jan 2006 Research assistant, Environmental Policy Research Center, Free University Berlin, Germany Literature research
Jun 2004 – Dec 2004 Research assistant, Chair of Comparative Religion and Islam Sciences, University of Erfurt, Germany Literature research, translation of academic texts on Islam (Germ.-Eng.)
Mar 2004 – Jun 2004 Project assistant, Chair of Comparative Government, University of Erfurt, Germany Translation of the academic book ‘An Instructor’s Guide – Political Role Plays’ (Germ.-Eng.)
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.