CV

Professional Experience

Digital Research and Policy Associate, Institute for Strategic Dialogue
London, UK | April 2019 – July 2020
Mapping and researching the extreme right online
Researching hate and disinformation online in the context of the European and the UK Elections 2019 and the US election 2020
Advising on digital policy in Germany and UK

Researcher, GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences
Cologne, Germany | November 2018 – March 2019
– Research into echo chambers on social media

Research Associate, Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, Princeton University
Princeton, USA | September 2018 – December 2018
Research into political news consumption and information diets in the US and Germany 

Research Assistant, Oxford Internet Institute – University of Oxford
Oxford, UK | November 2017 – July 2018
Computational Propaganda Research Project: Research into public opinion manipulation online in Germany, Austria and the US 

Civic Education Lecturer and Seminar Leader
Germany and UK | Since 2012
Conducted talks and seminars about how the Internet is shaping democracy e.g. for the University of Cologne and the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation  

Conference Manager, Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Düsseldorf, Germany | September 2012 – September 2017
Trainee and conference manager

Education

University of Oxford, MSc Social Science of the Internet, 2017 – 2018
Oxford, UK | October 2017 – September 2018
Thesis: “Digital media as a counterpublic: The rise of the AfD in Germany”

University of Cologne, BSc Social Science, 2013 – 2017 (Distinction)
Cologne, Germany | September 2013 – October 2017
Thesis: “Echo chambers in social media – an empirical assessment of the Munich shooting”

Scholarships

Scholarship Recipient – German Academic Scholarship Foundation
Berlin, Germany | April 2018 – September 2018

Scholarship Recipient – Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation
Berlin, Germany | April 2014 – March 2018

Skills and Knowledge

Domain knowledge and experience: Media and Communication Studies, Internet Studies, Data Science, Digital Policy, Political Education

Research Skills: Quantitative Content Analysis (automated & human coding), Social Network Analysis, Cluster Analysis, Multivariate Statistics, Visualisation

Tools & Technology: R, Python, LaTeX, Tableau

Languages: German: native speaker; English: fluent