Dr. Kathrin Karsay

Post-Doctoral Researcher


Währinger Straße 29 (Zi. 7.45), 1090 Wien
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Consultation: based upon prior agreement

eMail: kathrin.karsay@univie.ac.at

ORCID ID: 0000-0002-0230-9664

Kathrin Karsay is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Department of Communication. She holds a PhD in Communication Studies since February 2018. In her dissertation "Objects of Desire. Content and Effects of Sexualizing Media." she investigated how  the depiction of sexualizing content has changed over time and analyzed the effects of sexualizing media use on mental well-being and behavior-related outcomes. She currently works on the SMART?Phone research project dealing with the consequences of smartphone use in children's and adolescents' everyday lives. Her research focuses on content and effects of media (e.g., well-being, body image).

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • 2018
    , Austrian Society of Communication (ÖGK); Award for innovative empirical media and communication science research, for the project: Karsay, K., Naderer, B. Peter, C.: "Perfect picture, imperfect life? Der Zusammenhang zwischen personalisierter Instagram-Nutzung und subjektiver Lebenszufriedenheit – eine Linkage-Analyse." 
  • 2018
     of Excellence, Austrian Federal Ministry of Education, Science and Research; national award for the dissertation: "Objects of Desire. Content and Effects of Sexualizing Media." 
  • 2018
    Sowi-Doc.Award, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Vienna; for the dissertation: "Objects of Desire. Content and Effects of Sexualizing Media." 
  • 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), University of Vienna; for a research stay at the School for Mass Communication Research, KU Leuven, Belgium
  • 2015
    Research Award, Department of Communication, for the project: Karsay, K. & Schmuck, D.: "Weak, sad, and lazy fatties. The effects of reality weight loss TV shows on adolescents' explicit and implicit stereotypes toward obese people."