I am a research assistant at the Department of Media Psychology at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart). I have studied communication science, economics, and philosophy at the Johannes-Gutenberg University of Mainz and the Macquarie University of Sydney (Australia). I have previously worked at PRIME Research in Mainz and at the department of politics and current affairs of the ZDF (Second German Television).
In my research, I focus on different aspects of computer-mediated communication and media usage patterns. I am specifically interested in the psychological experience of privacy. In my research projects, I analyze how people navigate networked environments while engaging in privacy regulation and self-disclosure. I am further interested in alternative methods of data collection and statistical modeling.
I am currently pursuing a Ph.D. in the field of media psychology under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sabine Trepte. In my dissertation, I advance the theory of situational privacy and self-disclosure. Using a combination of traditional survey methods, logging techniques, and experience-sampling methods, I am testing the assumptions of this theory and particularly investigate how individuals perceive their environment with regard to privacy and how this affects their subsequent self-disclosure.
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