Dr. Svenja Schäfer, M.A.

Researcher (Postdoc)

Kolingasse 14-16, 1090 Vienna

T: +43-1-4277-493 53
M: svenja.schaefer@univie.ac.at

Web: Political Communication Research Group (POLCOM)

Consultation: Based upon prior agreement

➥  Digital media and effects for knowledge (perception)
➥  Selective exposure in digital media environments
➥  Effects of hate speech for perceived social dynamics
➥  Digital media use and polarization processes

Svenja Schäfer is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Political Communication Research Group of the University of Vienna. Previously, she finished her PhD at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz where she worked as a Research Assistant between 2014 and 2020. Before, she studied in Mainz (M.A.) and Hannover (B.A.).

Her research interest include digital news (news on social media, online news sites, partisan media) and their effects for actual and perceived knowledge, perceptions of social dynamics and polarization processes. Thereby, she applies a wide range of methods including experimental research, eye-tracking or physiological measurements as well as quantitative approaches.