Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annie Waldherr

Professor of Computational Communication Science

Kolingasse 14-16, 1090 Vienna

T: +43-1-4277-493 52
M: annie.waldherr@univie.ac.at

Twitter: @annie_waldherr

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Annie Waldherr's research interests include ...

– Public sphere (Media effects • Dynamics of public communication)
– Political online communication (Agenda-building and political participation online • Online protests)
– Computational Social Science (Agent-based modeling • Text-mining • Network analysis)

Annie Waldherr (*1980) is Professor of Computational Communication Science in the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna since September 2020. She specializes on digitized public spheres and computational methods. With her team, she analyses how public issues emerge, from which perspectives they are publicly debated and interpreted, and how these processes have changed under the conditions of digitalization and datafication.

From 1999 to 2005, Annie Waldherr studied at the University of Hohenheim and graduated with a Diploma in Communication Science. During her studies, she spent a year abroad at the School of Journalism and Communication at the University of Oregon. She worked as a Research Associate for the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Hohenheim (2006-2010) and for the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin (2010-2016). In 2011, she obtained her PhD in Media and Communication Studies from Freie Universität Berlin for her work on the dynamics of media attention. In 2016, she was visiting scholar at the Network Science Institute at Northeastern University in Boston. From 2017 to 2020 she worked as Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Münster.

Her work has been published in a wide range of international journals, such as the Journal of Communication, Social Networks, Social Science Computer Review, the Journal of Artificial Societies & Social Simulation, and Communication Methods & Measures. In 2018, she received the Top Paper Award of ICA's Computational Methods Division and the Best Journal Article Award of the German Communication Association (DGPuK).