I am a researcher in the field of communication science at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany). I previously worked as a research assistant at the Department of Media Psychology at the University of Hohenheim (Stuttgart, Germany) and was a visiting scholar at the Department of Communication at the Cornell University (Ithaca, USA). I have studied communication science, economic sciences, and philosophy at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (Germany) and the Macquarie University (Sydney, Australia).
I study computer-mediated communication from different perspectives. I am specifically interested in the psychological experience of privacy in online environments and the role of media literacy for self-determination in democratic societies. My research analyses how people navigate networked environments while engaging in privacy regulation and self-disclosure and what type of knowledge and skills they need to do this autonomously and self-determined. I am further interested in alternative methods of data collection (e.g., tracking and experience sampling methods) and statistical modeling (e.g., bayesian modeling, structure equation modeling, and multilevel modeling). My research (→ research) has been published in national and international journals and books (→ publications).
As an academic teacher, I have taught several bachelor and master courses on a variety of topics. I have also conducted statistic workshops at different universities in Germany (→ teaching).
I am generally open to support journalists and engage in media outreach related to tech companies, their policies, privacy and data protection, and overall online behavior. However, I decline to participate in events (such as roundtable discussions) with only male participants. I am happy to suggest more diverse experts or speakers.
For more information, have a look around this website or download my curriculum vitae (→ CV).