Elfriede Fürsich is Visiting Professor of Media and Popular Culture with a special focus on gender and diversity. She is also Research Associate Professor of Communication Studies at Boston College. A German native, she lived and worked in the USA for 18 years and obtained her Ph.D. at Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia, Athens. In 2005, she was a Fellow at the University of Hyderabad in India.
Her current research examines the creation of a participatory public sphere in the context of digitization, the changing media industry, and global mobility.
Earlier projects focused on questions of media globalization, media representations and media criticism. In her research, she utilizes a cultural studies approach to capture the impact of globalization on media content such as global television formats, travel journalism, business reporting or web sites. She is a specialist for qualitative research methods. Her courses at FU examine how the media represent diversity and the Other along with the social and cultural ramifications of latest media business models.
In Germany, she taught at Hertie School of Governance, Hochschule für Film und Fernsehen in Babelsberg, FU Berlin and Universität Hamburg.
- 2011- Research Associate Professor, Communication Department, Boston College, USA
- 2013-2014 Visiting Professor, Erasmus Mundus Master Program 'Journalism, Media and Globalisation', Universität Hamburg
- 1998-2011 Assist./Assoc. Professor of Communication and Sociology, Boston College, USA
Affiliated Faculty, International Studies Program, Boston College
- 2005 Visiting Fellow Sarojini Naidu School of Performing Arts, Fine Arts and Communication, University of Hyderabad, India
- 1998 Ph.D., University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
- 1994 M.A., University of Georgia, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication
- 1993 Diplom Journalistik, Katholische Universität Eichstätt