Since 2013, our Department organizes a Research Talk series each term, in which internal colleagues as well as internationally renowned scholars talk about their current projects and research findings.

These Research Talks are organized by Dana Grohs and usually take place in the Department's main building Währinger Straße 29. Interested visitors are cordially invited to join us after registration with Dana Grohs (✉

In the upcoming summer semester 2024, we have scheduled a total of four talks, three of which will be by international scholars: Christian Baden (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel), Anja Bechmann (Aarhus University, Denmark), and Lars Willnat (Syracuse University, USA). Further, our colleague Katharine Sarikakis will give insights into her current research.

The announcement poster for the upcoming semester's presentations and talks is available here.

In the past semesters, we were happy to welcome a number of renowned scholars and colleagues as guest speakers to our colloquium, talking about a variety of interesting topics.

  • Erik Albæk (2017)
    University of Southern Denmark, Denmark
    Balanced News? Danish Media Coverage of Domestic and Foreign Election Campaigns
  • Anne Bartsch (2017)
    Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
    Entertainment and Politics Revisited. How Non-Escapist Forms of Entertainment Can Stimulate Political Interest and Information Seeking
  • Christian Baden (2024)
    The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel
    Digital Affordances for Social Movements: An Actor Group-Centric, Intermediate-Level Approach
  • Anja Bechmann (2024)
    Aarhus University, Denmark
    The Dark Landscape of Social Media Exposure and Engagement Across National Populations in Times of Crises
  • Jay Blumler (2019)
    University of Leeds, UK
    As it was in Analogue Days: The Relevance of Legacy Research
  • Andrew Chadwick (2016)
    Royal Holloway, University of London, UK
    The Hybrid Media System Approach to Political Communication: Power, Systems, and Media Logics
  • Lilie Chouliaraki (2017)
    London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
    Refugees and the Crisis of Responsibility
  • Chang Dae Run (2017)
    Yonsei University, South Korea
    Two Studies on Mediating Factors of Consumer Reaction to Personal Transgressions by Celebrities
  • Márton Demeter (2021)
    National University of Public Service Budapest, Hungary
    The Internationalisation of Communication and Media Studies: Vision, Reality and the Ideal Process
  • Daniela Dimitrova (2020 | 2024 | 2022 with Folker Hanusch)
    Iowa State University, USA
    (2020) Global Migration and the Role of Media and Civil Society (2020)
    (2022) Challenges and Opportunities for Internationalization of Academic Journals: Editors' Views
    (2024) Challenges and Opportunities in Research on Refugee Communications
  • Robert Entman (2016)
    The George Washington University, USA
    Why Benghazi and Not 9/11? Explaining Foreign Policy Scandals and Their Implications
  • Natali Helberger (2019)
    University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    News Recommenders: Threat and Opportunity to the Democratic Role of the Media
  • Christine Huang (2021)
    City University of Hong Kong
    Multi-Faceted Engagement and Emergency Response
  • Elly Konijn (2024)
    Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, The Netherlands
    Role of emotions in understanding effects of mediated communication
  • Sanne Kruikemeier (2022)
    Wageningen University & Research (WUR), The Netherlands
    Hunting for Voters?
  • Tim Kuhn (2022)
    University of Colorado Boulder, USA
    What Are Corporations For? Developing a Theory of the Firm for Communicative Capitalism
  • Dan Laufer (2017 | 2023)
    Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
    (2017) Regulatory Fit and Crisis Communications: Beneficial or Harmful?
    (2023) Guilty by Association: The Risk of Crisis Contagion
  • Felicia Löcherbach (2024)
    New York University, Center for Social Media and Politics
    Who Gets Diverse News in an AI Age – And How do We Study This?
  • Irene Neverla (2017)
    University Hamburg, Germany
    Journalism in the "Times of Cholera": The Crisis of Democracies and the Roles of Journalism
  • Robin Mansell (2019)
    London School of Economics and Political Science, UK
    Governing the Digital World: The Moral Limit of the Market
  • Matt Nisbet (mit Mike Schäfer) (2016)
    Northeastern University, USA
    Media Representations of Climate Change: What do we know and where are we headed
  • Mike Schäfer (mit Matt Nisbet) (2016)
    University of Zurich, Switzerland
    Media Representations of Climate Change: What do we know and where are we headed
  • Christina Peter (2018)
    Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany
    Ordinary Citizens in the News – Depiction, Perception and Effects of Citizens Voices in News Coverage
  • Julia Rohrer (2023)
    Leipzig University, Germany
    Less Casual Causal Inference for Experiments and Longitudinal Data
  • Dietram Scheufele (2020)
    University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA
    A Perfect Storm? Communication Science in an Age of Polarization, Misinformation, and Changing Media Environments
  • Klaus Schönbach (2017)
    Northwestern University in Qatar, Qatar
    Media and Communication Research in the Middle East and North Africa
  • Annika Sehl (2023)
    Katholische Universität Eichstätt-Ingolstadt
    Public Service Media under Pressure: Challenges and Opportunities of a Societal Institution in Times of Media and Social Change
  • Stuart Soroka (2016)
    University of Michigan, USA
    Negative News, in Traditional vs Social Media
  • Jesper Strömbäck (2016)
    University of Gothenburg, Sweden
    Changing Media Environments, Changing Democracies
  • Ye Sun (2022)
    City University of Hong Kong
    How Scientific is Communication Science? Metascience as a Mirror
  • Jiro Takai (2021)
    Nagoya University, Japan
    Questioning Western Hegemony in Communication Research from an Asian Perspective
  • Yariv Tsfati (2018)
    University of Haifa, Israel
    Deciphering Media Trust: A Review of the Central Conundrums and Suggestions for Future Research
  • Cristian Vaccari (2022)
    Loughborough University, UK
    Visual Misinformation in Global Perspective
  • Ariadne Vromen (2018)
    University of Sydney, Australia
    Digital Crowds: New Developments in Citizen-Led Campaigning and Politics
  • Herman Wasserman (2018)
    University of Cape Town, Südafrika
    South African Media After Apartheid: Local Contests, Global Shifts
  • René Weber (2017)
    University of California Santa Barbara, USA
    Taking Messages into the Magnet: Method-Theory Synergy in Media Neuroscience Research
  • Chris Wells (2018)
    Boston University, USA
    Political Communication in an Attention Economy: Lessons from Election 2016
  • Lars Willnat (2024)
    Syracuse University, USA
    Media Polarization, Public Opinion, and the 2024 U.S. Presidential Election