Dr. Kevin Koban, M.A.

Postdoctoral Researcher
Project: Digital Hate: Perpetrators, Audiences, and (Dis)Empowered Targets

Währinger Straße 29 (R. 7.36), 1090 Vienna

✆  +43-1-4277-49339
✉  kevin.koban@univie.ac.at

Consultation: Based upon prior agreement

Kevin Koban is a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna since September 2020. His current research focuses on the science of well-being and individuals' interaction with digital systems. He received his Ph.D. in Media Psychology and Communication Science at Chemnitz University of Technology, worked in the project "Moral Agency in Robot-Human Interactions: Perceptions, Trust, & Influence" (MARIA) at Texas Tech University, and is currently engaged in the project Digital Hate: Perpetrators, Audiences, and (Dis)Empowered Targets (2023-2027), funded by the European Research Council (ERC).

Awards & Acknowledgements

  • 2023, May
    Top 4 Paper Panel Award for the paper A tale of two concepts. Differential predictions of habitual and compulsive social media use concerning connection overload and sleep quality, Mobile Communication Division, ICA annual convention, Toronto, Canada (co-authors: Anja Stevic & Jörg Matthes).
  • 2022, November
    Research Award (1st place, together with Melanie Saumer), Department of Communication, University of Vienna, for the project Online hostility to go: An eye-tracking study on the impact of the reception situation on bystanders' processing of anti-LGBTQIA+ social media comments.
  • 2020, December
    Best Dissertation Award 2020, Faculty of Humanities, TU Chemnitz, for the dissertation Interactivity as dynamic demand. A conceptual, methodological, and empirical foundation for an innovative approach to study video games.