Marlene Kunst M. A.

Marlene Kunst

Division Media Use Research

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences


Address Garystraße 55
Room 168
14195 Berlin
Office Debora Kuczera
Telephone + 49 30-838-71528
Fax +49 30-838-4 71528

Office hours

Tuesdays, 02:00 - 04:00 p. m. (upon request via e-mail)

Scientific Positions
September - October 2016 Research stay in Accra, Ghana. Host institution: University of Ghana.
since April 2015 Research Assistant at the Division Research of Media Use at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies of Freie Universität Berlin
October 2011 - December 2014 Master of Arts in Media and Political Communication. Master thesis on the topic "The Potential of Digital Media for International Development Assistance. ICT4D in the Light of Modernization Theory and the Capability Approach."
August - December 2012 Exchange student at the School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington University, USA
January - June 2011

Guest semester at the University of Oslo (Norway)

(Courses in International Law, International Economics, Research Methods and Statistics)

 April 2008 - January 2011 Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication at the University of Passau. Bachelor thesis on the topic " 'Either you're with us or you're with the terrorists.'

Printmedien im Krieg gegen den Terror. Eine quantitative Längsschnittanalyse der Irakkriegsberichterstattung US-amerikanischer und deutscher Qualitätszeitungen."


Nachwuchsnetzwerk politische Kommunikation (NaPoKo)

(Network for young researchers of political communication)

Research Focus

  • Political Communication
  • Digital Media Use
  • Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICT4D)

Research projects


Kunst, M. (2014): The Link between ICT4D and Modernization Theory. Graduate Section, Global Media Journal 4(2), 2014. 

Richter, C., Kunst, M. & Emmer, M. (2016): Flucht 2.0 – Erfahrungen zur Befragung von Flüchtlingen zu ihrer mobilen Mediennutzung. Global Media Journal - German Edition 6(1).


Emmer, M., & Kunst, M. (2016, June). “Digital Citizenship” Revisited - the Impact of ICTs on Citizens’ Political Communication beyond the Western State. "Communicating with Power", 66th ICA Annual Conference, Fukuoka.

Kunst, M. (2016, September). ICT4D in the light of Modernization Theory and Capability Approach. Expertworkshop hosted by the Junior Research Group Media Ethics (International Centre for Ethics in the Sciences and Humanities (IZEW)), University of Tübingen.

Kunst, M., Emmer. M, Amoakohene, M. & Obonyo, L. (2016, October) "Mobile Digital Citizenship” beyond the Western State – A Comparison between Germany, Ghana and Kenya. "Growing Communication Scholarship", ICA Regional Conference, Nairobi.

Kunst, M., Emmer, M. & Richter, C. (2016, November). Smartphone Use of Refugees Before, During and After the Escape. "Media and Migration", CfP ECREA pre-conference, Prague.