Chair for Digital Democracy

Ulrike Klinger is a scholar in the field of political and digital communication.

After her PhD on media pluralism in defective democracies, she has worked extensively on the transformation of digital public spheres, the role of digital media in election campaigns, and the impact of technologies on public communication (e.g. algorithms, social bots). She is associated researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin.

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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Klinger

Professor for Digital Democracy
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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Klinger

PROFESSOR FOR Digital Democracy

+49 335 5534 16 6859
+48 61 829 6859
klinger[at]europa-uni.de
@UlrikeKlinger

Office: CP 120
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

Research Areas:

  • Political communication
  • Digital public spheres
  • Technology and society (algorithms, bots etc.)
  • Comparative studies on elections, campaigns and public discourse, news and media
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Prof. Dr. Ulrike Klinger

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Ulrike Klinger joined ENS in October 2020 and holds the Chair for Digital Democracy. She is also Associated Researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin. Before joining ENS, she was Professor for Digital Communication at Freie Universität Berlin and head of the research group on “News, campaigns and the rationality of public discourse” at the Weizenbaum Institute. Her research focuses on political and digital communication – the transformation of digital public spheres, the role of digital media in election campaigns, and the impact of technologies on public communication (e.g. algorithms, social bots).

After her dissertation on media pluralism in defective democracies in 2010 at Goethe University Frankfurt, she has worked as a Post-Doc at IKMZ – Department for Mass Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich in Switzerland (2009-2018), as interim professor for digital communication at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (2016-2017) and was visiting scholar at various institutes, e.g. the Center for Information Technology and Society at the University of California at Santa Barbara or the HIIG Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society. She received several scholarships, grants and awards, e.g. the Best Dissertation Award from the German Political Science Association in 2012 and a Top Paper Award from the Political Communication Section of the International Communication Association ICA.

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Johannes Gruber

Postdoctoral Researcher
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Johannes Gruber

Postdoctoral Researcher

gruber[at]europa-uni.de
www.johannesbgruber.eu
@JohannesBGruber

Office: CP 120
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

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Johannes Gruber

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Johannes B. Gruber joined the ENS in July 2021 as a Post-Doc Researcher at the Chair for Digital Democracy. Previously, he worked towards completing a PhD in Political Communication at the University of Glasgow (2016-2021).

His research focuses on political communication in news and social media. He wrote his PhD thesis on media representation of protest and has published on interactions between new, social and legacy media in a changing media landscape. Methodologically, he focuses on automated text analysis, primarily using R, and has published or contributed to several open source software packages in this field.

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Felix Trojan

Student Assistant

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Felix Trojan

Student Assistant

trojan[at]europa-uni.de

Office: CP 120
Office hours: By appointment (send me an Email)

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Physical address:

Building: Collegium Polonicum (CP)
Ul. Kosciuszki 1
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Room CP 100

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Contact:

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