Curriculum Vitae

Education & Positions


  • 2011 – 2014
    Researcher and Fellow of the Graduate School Media, Mind, and Movement, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • 2012
    Visiting Researcher, Department of Media, Culture, and Communication (Steinhardt), New York University (NYU), USA
  • 2007 – 2011
    Researcher and Lecturer, Institute of Communication and Media Research, German Sport University Cologne, Germany
  • 2002 – 2007
    MA (Diploma) in Sport Science (Major: Media & Communication), German Sport University Cologne, Germany


Awards and Acknowledgements

  • 2014
    Grant of the German Academic Exchange Service (Deutscher Akademischer Austausch Dienst, DAAD)
  • 2012
    2012 BEST PAPER AWARD of the German Communication Association (DGPuK; Division: Visual Communications Studies) for the paper Visual news frames in scandalizing media coverage. Recipients' perception of scandalized actors and effects on information processing, attitudes and judgements. Annual conference of the Visual Communications Studies division of the German Communication Association, Berlin, Germany, November 2012.
  • 2012
    Acceptance as visiting researcher at New York University (NYU), Department of Media, Culture, and Communication (August-October, 2012).
  • 2012
    Heinrich Hertz Foundation-Scholarship state-aided by the Ministry of Innovation, Science, and Research of the state of North Rhine-Westphalia (August – October 2012).
  • 2012
    ICA TOP PAPER AWARD for the paper Issue-specific news frames affecting recipients' attitudes and the perception of issue importance in disability sports communication, Journalism Studies Division, Annual ICA (International Communication Association) conference, Phoenix, AZ, May 2012.