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

Kathrin Karsay is a Post-Doctoral researcher at the Department of Communication. She holds a PhD in Journalism and Communication Studies since February 2018. In her dissertation she investigated the content of sexualizing media 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 uses and effects of media (e.g., well-being, body image) and stereotypes.

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.