Katrin Döveling, MA, Dipl., Dr. phil. habil. is professor at the h_da  University of Applied Sciences, Darmstadt. From 2014-2018, she was professor at the University of Klagenfurt, Austria, professor at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig (2014-2017), Research Fellow and Professor for Communication and Media Studies at the Dresden University of Technology (2009-2014) and Assistant Professor at Institute for Communication Studies, Free University of Berlin (2004 –2009). She earned her PhD at the University of Erfurt, Germany with an international analysis of the role of emotions in community building media. She received a Doctoral Research Scholarship for the University of California Berkeley and was awarded a scholarship for excellent female researchers (HWP) at the University of Erfurt.

Prior to her PhD, she worked as manager and coordinator of an international exchange program, in charge of marketing,  she taught classes on intercultural communication (among others),  worked as  Research Assistant at the Institute for Communication Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, as Research Assistant at the Institute for Communication Studies, Dpt. of Media Psychology and Media Sociology at the University of Erfurt and was Chairwoman of the International Cooperation Program between the Hongkong Baptist University and the Heinrich-Heine-University for the Institute for International Communication, Heinrich-Heine-University, Düsseldorf, Germany. She equally holds the Diplôme d’Etudes des Affaires Internationales et Marketing which she earned in Strasbourg. Her research interests include mediatization processes, especially online, emotions in communication studies, media psychology and media sociology, visual communication, intercultural communication, Internet use and community belonging.

She is active in mentoring for young scholars (she was elected as mentoring chairperson at the University of Leipzig) and engaged against the discrimination of women. She currently works on the second edition of her international Routledge Handbook of Emotions and Media, which she initiated and is first editor of, together with Christian von Scheve and Elly Konijn.

For her journalistic articles (that she wrote as author), interviews she gave as expert in communications and media and other current practical as well as research activities, see “Activities and News”.

German Version:

Professor Dr. phil. habil. Katrin Döveling hat die Professur Kommunikationswissenschaften/ Medienkommunikation an der Hochschule Darmstadt inne. Zuvor war sie Professorin an der Alpen-Adria-Universität in Klagenfurt in Österreich. Von 2014 bis 2017 war sie Professorin am Institut für Kommunikations – und Medienwissenschaft der Universität Leipzig, wo sie sich 2016 habilitierte. Von 2004-2009 war sie Professorin für Kommunikations – und Medienwissenschaft an der Technischen Universität Dresden und von 2004 –2009 Assistenzprofessorin an der Freien Universität Berlin. Sie hat an der Universität Erfurt mit einer internationalen Analyse von medial vermittelten Emotionen in Vergemeinschaftunsgprozessen promoviert und erhielt hierfür ein Promotionsstipendium für die University of California Berkeley und ein Stipendium für exzellente Forscherinnen (HWP) an der Universität Erfurt.

Ihre Forschungen fokussieren auf die zunehmende Interdependenz von Mensch und Technologie, vor allem Emotionen im digitalen Zeitalter, insbesondere Social Media und dem Einfluss von Instragram auf Selbstwertgefühle und die Selbstwahrnehmung von jungen Erwachsenen vor dem Hintergrund der Digitalisierung sowie der Interkonnektivität der digitalen Kommunikation im Zusammenhang mit technischen und kulturell-gesellschaftlichen Entwicklungen auf der Mikro, Meso- und Makroebene und speziell dem Wandel von internationalen Kommunikationskulturen.

 

Languages
German: native speaker
English: fluent
French: fluent
Spanish: Basics
Mandarin Chinese: Basics
Greek (ancient): Basics