Mag. Kathrin Karsay, Bakk.

Pre-Doctoral Researcher


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Consultation: based upon prior agreement


Kathrin Karsay is a Ph.D. candidate at the Department of Communication since 2013. While studying for her Master's degree from 2009 to 2012 at the University of Vienna, she gained first teaching experience and contributed to several research projects. In her Master Thesis she dealt with the influence of right-wing populist posters on implicit and explicit stereotyping effects. Her research aims at investigating how media influence well-being – mainly in relation to sexualizing and appearance-related media content. She currently works for the SMART?Phone research project. 

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • 2017, August
    Top 3 Student Paper Award
    , AEJMC, Communication Theory and Methodology Division: Karsay, K. & Schmuck, D.: "Effects of weight loss reality TV show exposure on adolescents' explicit and implicit weight bias"
  • 2017
    Short-term grant abroad (KWA)
    for a research stay at the School for Mass Communication Research, KU Leuven, Belgium.
  • 2015
    Research Award
     for the proposal on "Weak, sad, and lazy fatties. The effects of reality weight loss TV shows on adolescents' explicit and implicit stereotypes toward obese people", Department of Communication, University of Vienna.