Svenja Schäfer, M.A.

SchäferSince 10/2014: research associate at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Department of Communication

04/2014-09/2014: research assistant at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Department of Communication

10/2013-02/2014: six-month stay at the University of Wroclaw, Poland, as an ERASMUS fellowship holder

10/2012-09/2014: master studies in communication science at the Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Department of Communication

10/2008-02/2012: bachelor studies in Media Management at the Hochschule für Musik, Theater und Medien Hannover, Department of Journalism and Communication, meanwhile research assistant at the University of Applied Science Hanover, as well as various internships and occupations as a student assistant (aserto, GfK, diffferent). Thesis title: information disclosure despite concern?! An empirical analysis of the relation between concerns about privacy issues on social network sites and information disclosure using the example of Facebook.


Research focus:

  • News exposure and selection online
  • Acquisition of subjective and objective knowledge from news media
  • Physiological methods



2016: Top Student Paper Award (1st prize) at the 61st annual conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK; with Michael Sülflow)

2014: Award of the Gutenberg Lehrkolleg for the Master's thesis “Geschlechter in den Medien. Eine Analyse zur Darstellung von Männern und Frauen im Fernsehen und die Auswirkungen auf die Akzeptanz traditioneller Geschlechtsrollen” ["Gender in the Media. An Analysis of the Depiciton of Men and Women in Television and its Effects on Accepting Traditional Gender Roles."]