Dr. Isabelle Freiling, B.A. M.A.

Researcher (Postdoc)

Währinger Straße 29 (R. 3.18), 1090 Vienna

T: +43-1-4277-493 87
M: isabelle.freiling@univie.ac.at

Web: Advertising & Media Psychology Research Group (AdMe)

Project: YouCount
Funded by the European Union • H2020 Program
PI for the Viennese part project: Jörg Matthes

Consultation: Based upon prior agreement

➥  Media use and effects
➥  Science communication
➥  Political communciation
➥  Social media / misinformation


Isabelle Freiling is a predoctoral researcher in the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna since February 2021. She studied Media Research/Practice (B.A., 2014) and Applied Media Research (M.A., 2016) at the TU Dresden, Germany. From December 2017 to January 2021, Isabelle was a Ph.D. student at the University of Münster and part of the German Science Foundation-funded Research Training Group "Trust and Communication in a Digitized World". Her dissertation is on "Misinformation on social media. A user perspective on information evaluation comparing Germany and the U.S." In spring 2020, she was a Fulbright Visiting Researcher in the Department of Life Sciences Communication at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

Starting Februar 2021, Isabelle works within the project YOUCOUNT: Empowering youth and cocreating social innovations and policymaking through youth-focused citizen social science which is funded by the Horizon 2020 program of the European Union (PI: Jörg Matthes).

Isabelle's research focuses on media use and effects, as well as science and political communication, with a particular focus on social media and misinformation.