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Staff Members

Chair of Department

Matthes, Jörg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. – Chair of the Department of Communication
Advertising, Media Content, Reception & Effects, Research Methods

Einwiller, Sabine, Univ.-Prof. Dr. – Vice-Chair of the Department of Communication
Public Relations, Strategic Communication, Crisis & Conflict Management

Hausjell, Fritz, Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. – Vice-Chair of the Department of Communication
Media & Communication History, Journalism

Winkler, Martina – Chair's Secretary


Study Programme Administration

Lojka, Klaus, Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Study Program Director
Public Relations, Political Communication, Elections & Campaigns

Herczeg, Petra, Privatdozentin Mag. Dr. – Senior Lecturer
Vice-Study Program Director
Children in our Communications Society, Cross-Cultural Communication

LechelerSophie, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Vice-Study Program Director, Master in Communication Science (EN)
Political framing theory and news framing effects, News processing

Götzenbrucker, Gerit, Assoc.-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Vice-Study Program Director, Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences
Media Innovations, Social Network Analysis

Hochschwendner, Manuela – StudienServiceStelle B

Libiseller, Ruth, Bakk.a phil. – StudienServiceStelle B

Nikolić, Nicole – StudienServiceStelle A (currently on parental leave)

Pratscher, Vanessa – StudienServiceStelle A

SchwarzwaldViktoria Isabel, Bakk. MA – Studienservicestelle A

Weisz, Sonja - StudienServiceStelle A


Technical Staff

Bobrowsky, Manfred, Ass.-Prof. Dr. – Technical Director
Audiovisual Media, Communication Management, Telecommunications

Gatterwe, Manfred – Technical Staff

Hajicsek, Iris – Technical staff


Scientific Staff

Aaldering, Loes, Univ.-Ass., Dr.
Political Leadership and Media Coverage, Gender, Election Campaigns

Arendt, Florian, Dr. – Tenure Track-Professorship Health Communication
Health Communication

Asboth, Eva Tamara, MMag. – Project Employee
Project "Durch Autokratie zur Demokratie"

Backfried, Gerhard, DI – Project Employee
Project "Kommunikationsmuster der Radikalisierung"

Banjac, Sandra, Univ.-Ass., MA
Comparative Journalism Studies, Audience Research 

Bauer, Thomas A., emer. O. Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Media Education & Communication, Audiovisual Media

Belinskaya, Yulia, MA – Project Employee
Project Refugee Education Initiative

Binder, Alice, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk.
Children & Advertising, Media Effects

Bobrowsky, Manfred, Ass.-Prof. Dr. – Technical Director
Audiovisual Media, Communication Management, Telecommunications

Boomgaarden, Hajo, Univ.-Prof., PhD, MA – Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences
Media effects on political cognition, Advancements in content analysis techniques

Boyer, Ming Manuel, Univ.-Ass., MSc

Burkart, Roland, ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr.
Communications Theory, Media Reception & Media Effects, Public Relations

Dorer, Johanna, Ass.-Prof. Dr.
Feministic Media Research, Media Theories, New Media Technology

Duchkowitsch, Wolfgang, tit. Univ. Prof. Dr.
Media and Communication History, Theory & Research Methods, TV & Radio

Duregger, Cornelia, Univ.-Ass., Mag.

Eberl, Jakob-Moritz, Univ.-Ass., Dr., MA – Project Employee
Horizon 2020-Project REMINDER

Egelhofer, Jana Laura, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk.

Einwiller, Sabine, Univ.-Prof. Dr. – Vice-Chair of the Department of Communication
Public Relations, Strategic Communication, Crisis & Conflict Management

Eisele, Olga, Dr.
Hertha Firnberg-Stipendiate

GalygaSebastian, B.A. MSc – Project Employee
Project RECONNECT

Gil de Zúñiga, Homero, Univ.-Prof. Dr., PhD
Information & Communication Technologies, Journalism, Political Communication

Gottschlich, Maximilian, Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr.
Communications Theory, Communication Ethics, Antisemitism and Prejudice Research

Götzenbrucker, Gerit, Assoc.-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Vice-Study Program Director, Doctoral Studies in Social Sciences
Media Innovations, Social Network Analysis

Gouma, Assimina, Mag. – Project Employee
Migration Analysis, Anti-Racism Research, Media Sociology, Gender Research

Greussing, Esther, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk.
uni:docs fellow

Gries, Rainer, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Franz Vranitzky Chair for European Studies

Grimm, Jürgen, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Communication & Society, Communications Theory, Journalism

Hanusch, Folker, Univ.-Prof., PhD
Comparative Journalism Studies, Journalism Culture, Lifestyle Journalism

Hausjell, Fritz, Ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. – Vice-Chair of the Department of Communication
Media & Communication History, Journalism

Heidenreich, Tobias, Mag. Bakk. – Project Employee
Horizon 2020-Project REMINDER

Herczeg, Petra, Privatdozentin Mag. Dr. – Senior Lecturer
Vice-Study Program Director
Children in our Communications Society, Cross-Cultural Communication

Huber, Brigitte, Univ.-Ass., Dr.
Journalism, Scientific Communication, Political Communication

Karsay, Kathrin, Univ.-Ass., Dr.
Journalism, Media Policy

KiennastTanja, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk.
Media & Communication History, Journalism, New Media Technologies, Gender

Kolokytha, Olga, Univ.-Ass., PhD MA
Media Governance and Industries Research Group

Korbiel, Izabela, Univ.-Ass., Dipl.-Soz.
Suicide & Communication, Impacts of Crisis, Research on Democracy

Korn, Gottfried, Hon.-Prof. Dr.
Media & Communication Law

Langenbucher, Wolfgang R., emer. Univ.-Prof. Dr.
New Media, Journalism

Lecheler, Sophie, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Vice-Study Program Director, Master in Communication Science (EN)
Political framing theory and news framing effects, News processing

Lind, Fabienne, M.Sc BSc – Project Employee
Horizon 2020-Project REMINDER

Lojka, Klaus, Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr.
Study Program Director
Public Relations, Political Communication, Elections & Campaigns

Maares, Phoebe, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk.
Comparative Journalism Studies, Work Environments in Journalism

Majdzadeh AmeliPaul, BA MA – Project Employee
Project 'Kommunikationsmuster der Radikalisierung'

Matthes, Jörg, Univ.-Prof. Dr. – Chair of the Department of Communication
Advertising, Content Studies, Media Content, Reception & Effects, Research Methods

Mayrhofer, Mira, Univ.-Ass., MSc Bakk.
Marketing Communication, Product Placements

Naderer, Brigitte, Univ.-Ass., Dr., MA
Advertising Research

Nadjivan, Silvia, Univ.-Ass., Dr.
Project "Durch Autokratie zur Demokratie"

NanzAndreas, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk. BA BA – Project Employee
Project Social Media and Political Engagement: Mechanisms and Contingencies

Nölleke, Daniel, Univ.-Ass., Dr.
Journalism Research, Mediatization of Social Fields

Paur, Bettina, Univ.-Ass., Mag.

Piassaroli Mantovaneli, Wagner, BA MA – Project Employee
Project "Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration"

Pöttker, Horst, Prof. Dr. – Guest Professor

Rozgonyi, Krisztina, Univ.-Ass., Ph.D., JD, MBA
Governance of spectrum, of copyright and transparency in governance

Sarikakis, Katharine, Univ.-Prof. Dr.
Media Governance, Privavy, Copyright, Gender & Communication

SchmuckDesirée, Univ.-Ass., Dr. BSc.
Advertising, Reception & Effects, Political Communication

Seiffert-Brockmann, Jens, Dr. MA
(Public) Trust, Strategic Communication

Von Sikorski, Christian, Univ.-Ass., Dr.
Media reception, media effects, research methods, online and visual communication

Song, Hyunjin, Univ.-Ass., PhD
Social Network Analysis, Multilevel Analysis

Spielvogel, Ines, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk. – Project Employee
Project Effects of Food Placements in Narrative Children's Media

StevicAnja, Univ.-Ass., M.A., M.Sc. – Project Employee
Project Social Media and Political Engagement: Mechanisms and Contingencies

Strauß, Nadine, Univ.-Ass., BA MSc PhD
Political Communication, Journalism Studies, Corporate Communication

Stubenvoll, Marlis, BA MA – Project Employee

Tolochko, Petro, Univ.-Ass., MSc
Quantitative Methods, Social Networks, Quantitative Text Analysis

Vitouch, Peter, Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr.
Media Psychology, Communication Research

Weitzl, Wolfgang, Univ.-Ass., Mag. Bakk., PhD
Integrated Corporate- and Marketing Communications, PR

Wetzstein, Irmgard, Dr., M.A. – Senior Lecturer
Advertising, Research Methods, Crisis & Conflict Management

Wippersberg, Julia, Privatdozentin DDr. – Vizestudienpräses University of Vienna
Strategic Communication, Media Competence

WolfgruberDaniel, Bakk. MA – Project Employee


Administrative Staff

Außerwöger, Regina – Administration (Professor Grimm)

Barta, Julia – Administration (Professor Boomgaarden)

FreyerMario, Mag. – Referent (Professor Matthes / Professor Sarikakis)

Grohs, Dana, BA – Administration (Professor Lecheler)

Krawarik, Jenifer, BA – Administration (Professor Einwiller)

Müller, Meike – Administration (Professor Gil de Zúñiga / Professor Hanusch)

Winkler, Martina – Chair's Secretary (Professor Matthes)


Library Staff

Fabian, Tanja, Mag. – Head of Journalism, Communications & Informatics Library


Teaching and Research Assistants

Buchberger, Sarah (Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Maximilian Gottschlich) 

Dzambazov, Melanie (ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fritz Hausjell)

Edie, Rachel (Project: REMINDER)

Forrai, Michaela (Project: Effects of Food Placements)

Gäckler, Judith (Project: SIR)

Indrist, Natalie (Tutor ao. Univ.-Prof. i.R. Dr. Roland Burkart)

Karasek, Lisa Magdalena (Coordination of E-Tutorials)

KlobasaClaudia (Coordination Buddy-Projekt)

Knupfer, Helena (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Matthes, BA/MA Methods)

KöppenTheresa-Sarah (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Einwiller)

Mandl, Manon (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Lecheler)

Mpadanes, Markos (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharine Sarikakis)

Novatorova, Darya (Project: SIR)

Paul, Wolfgang (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grimm)

RemPaula (Tutor Univ.-Prof. Dr. Homero Gil de Zúñiga, PhD)

Rotter, Manuel (Coordination of Tutorials)

SaumerMelanie (Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Matthes)

Siegl, Hannah (Univ.-Prof. Folker Hanusch, PhD)

Wenninger, Veronika (Univ.-Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD, MA)


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