Master in Media Studies, Political Science and Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena; Scholarship of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation; 2003 Study abroad at Michigan State University, USA.
Since 09/2006 Research Associate at the Chair of Mediated Communication and Media Effects; 2006-2007 Research Associate for the reorganization of the Bachelor and Master course; 2008-2010 Research Associate in the third-party funded project "Bedrohung auf der (Medien-)Agenda - Krisenkommunikation im Nachrichtenprozess" (German Foundation for Peace Research); 2012-2016 Research Associate in the third-party funded project "Pro Qualität Lehre" (Federal Ministry of Education and Research).
2012 Doctorate on the topic "Enjoyment during television reception in groups", Friedrich Schiller University Jena.
2014–2019 Head of the third-party funded scientific network "Values and norms as research objects and guiding principles in communication research" (German Research Foundation, ZI 1543/1-1).
Summer term 2018 Interim Professorship for Communication Studies at Ludwigs-Maximilians-University Munich.
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