Ass.-Prof. Dr. Florian Arendt
Tenure Track-Professorship Health Communication

T: +43-1-4277-49323
M: florian.arendt@univie.ac.at

– Health communication


Univ.-Prof. Hajo Boomgaarden, PhD
Professor of Methods in the Social Sciences
Dean, Faculty of Social Sciences

T: +43-1-4277-49905
M: hajo.boomgaarden@univie.ac.at

– Analysis of (news) media coverage and its effects
– Methodological advances of content analysis techniques
– Media, Migration and right-wing populist parties
– European Integration – public opinion and media coverage


Ass.-Prof. Dipl.-Psych. Dr. Tobias Dienlin
Tenure-Track Professorship Interactive Communication

T: +43-1-4277-49314
M: tobias.dienlin@univie.ac.at

– Privacy, personality & self-disclosure
– Social media, communication, & well-being
– Open science


Ass.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Johanna Dorer
Assistant Professor

T: +43-1-4277-49337
M: johanna.dorer@univie.ac.at

– Feminist media research
– Media theory
– New media technologies
– Public Relations


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sabine Einwiller
Department Vice-Chair • Professor of Public Relations Research

T: +43-1-4277-49319
M: sabine.einwiller@univie.ac.at

– Public relations
– Strategic communication
– Effects of negative publicity and crisis communication
– Complaint management


Assoz. Prof. Mag. Dr. Gerit Götzenbrucker, Privatdoz.
Associate Professor

T: +43-1-4277-49381
M: gerit.goetzenbrucker@univie.ac.at

– Media innovation
– Critical technology and media analysis
– Social network analysis
– Digital game studies


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

T: +43-1-4277-483 11
M: rainer.gries@univie.ac.at

– Media and communication history
– Religion & media
– Politics and media in the Balkans


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jürgen Grimm
Professor of Communication

T: +43-1-4277-49311
M: juergen.grimm@univie.ac.at

– Communication & society
– Communication theory
– Journalism
– Political communication


Univ.-Prof. Folker Hanusch, BA (Hons) PhD
Professor of Journalism

T: +43-1-4277-49319
M: folker.hanusch@univie.ac.at

– Comparative journalism studies
– Journalism culture
– Lifestyle journalism
– Indigenous journalism


Mag. Dr. Petra Herczeg, Privatdoz.
Vice-Director of Studies • Senior Lecturer
Bachelor / Master Publizistik- und KOWI (SPL 22)

T: +43-1-4277-49321
M: petra.herczeg@univie.ac.at

– Children & media
– Intercultural communication
– Language and knowledge
– Journalism


ao. Univ.-Prof. Dr. Fritz (Friedrich) Hausjell
Department Vice-Chair

T: +43-1-4277-49303
M: fritz.hausjell@univie.ac.at

– Media and communication history
– Journalism research
– Media and communication policy
– Migration, diversity and media


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Sophie Lecheler
Professor of Communication
Special Focus: Political Communication

Speaker of the Vienna Doctoral School of Social Sciences (ViDSS)

T: +43-1-4277-49375
M: sophie.lecheler@univie.ac.at

– Digital democracy and media
– Political journalism
– Emotions in political communication
– Political framing & framing effects


Ass.-Prof. Ing. Mag. Dr. Klaus Lojka
Director of Studies
Bachelor / Master Publizistik- und KOWI (SPL 22)

T: +43-1-4277-49338
M: klaus.lojka@univie.ac.at

– Public relations
– Political communication
– Election research
– Journalism


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Jörg Matthes
Department Chair • Professor of Communication

T: +43-1-4277-49307
M: joerg.matthes@univie.ac.at

– Advertising
– Political communication
– Media reception & effects
– Methods


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharine Sarikakis
Professor of Communication

T: +43-1-4277-49394
M: katharine.sarikakis@univie.ac.at

– Media governance
– European integration, media and communicative spaces
– Media technologies, human rights and social change
– Gender and media policy


Univ.-Prof. Mag. Dr. Christian Steininger, Privatdoz.
Guest Professor for Journalism Studies and Communication Science (2020/2021)

T: +43-1-4277-49351
M: christian.steininger@univie.ac.at

– Media economics
– Media policy
– Media theory


Univ.-Prof. Dr. Annie Waldherr
Professor of Computational Communication Science
Vice-Director of Studies
Master Program Communication Science (SPL 22)

T: +43-1-4277-49352
M: annie.waldherr@univie.ac.at

– Public sphere
– Political online communication
– Computational Social Science


Mag. Dr. Irmgard Wetzstein, Bakk. M.A.
Senior Lecturer

T: +43-1-4277-49349
M: irmgard.wetzstein@univie.ac.at

– Online communication, social media discourses, social knowledge
– Gender media studies, social inequality
– Media and migration
– Qualitative methods


Ass.-Prof. Claudia Wilhelm, M.A.
Tenure Track-Professorship Media and Intersectionality

T: +43-1-4277-49331
M: claudia.wilhelm@univie.ac.at

– Digital communication
– Media use and effects, especially digital games and gender aspects
– Multivariate analysis
– Media economics and regulation


MMag. DDr. Julia Wippersberg, Privatdoz.
Vice-Studienpäses of the University of Vienna
Senior Lecturer

T: +43-1-4277-49341
M: julia.wippersberg@univie.ac.at

– Quality and evaluation of contract research (PR, Advertising, Public Affairs)
– Media literacy
– TV research (local TV, mobile and interactive TV)