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Johannes Löffler

Johannes Löffler

Institute of Geographical Sciences

Disaster Research Unit (DRU)

Research Associate

BMBF-Project: “RESIK - Resilienz und Evakuierungsplanung für sozioökonomische Infrastrukturen im medico-sozialen Kontext” (Project Head: Prof. Dr. Martin Voss)

Address
Carl-Heinrich-Becker-Weg 6-10
Room 026
12165 Berlin

Education

2014 Master of Arts (M.A.), Political Science, University of Leipzig
2011 Social Science/Philosophy - Political Science, University of Leipzig


Academic Positions

Since 08/2022 Research assistant, BMBF-project: " Resilience and Evacuation Planning for Socio-Economic Infrastructures in a Medico-Social Context" (Professor Martin Voss), Disaster Research Unit (DRU), FU Berlin
08/2016 - 02/2022 Research assistant, DFG-project: "The Pope's Legions II: A Case Study on Social and Political Transformation" (Professor Mariano Barbato), Center for Religion and Modernity (CRM), WWU Münster
10/2012 - 04/2013 Student assistant, Tutor B.A. Module: Political Science, Institute of Political Science, University of Leipzig
11/2011 - 08/2012 Student assistant, research project: "Lost in Translation" (Prof. Rebecca Pates), Institute of Political Science, University of Leipzig



Research interests

  • Political theory and international relations, especially political soft power
  • Political communication strategies, especially communication theory of persuasion
  • Digital media and disaster communication
  • Public media and disaster communication
  • Qualitative research, especially discourse analysis, media analysis and speech act analysis


Research projects

Since 08/2022 Research assistant, BMBF-project: "Resilience and Evacuation Planning for Socio-Economic Infrastructures in a Medico-Social Context" (Professor Martin Voss), Disaster Research Unit (DRU), FU Berlin
08/2016 - 02/2022 Research assistant, DFG-project: "Legions of the Popes II: A Case Study in Social and Political Transformation" (Professor Mariano Barbato, Center for Religion and Modernity (CRM), WWU Münster



  • Löffler, Johannes Ludwig (2021): "From Archangels to Virtual Pilgrims: A Brief History of Papal Digital Mobilization as Soft Power", in: Religions 12, 8, 657. DOI: 10.3390/rel12080657
  • Barbato, Mariano; Löffler, Johannes (2019): "Papst Franziskus und die Flüchtlinge - Die Wahrnehmung des Weltjugendtags 2016 in deutschen Medien", in: Hidalgo, Oliver/Pickel, Gert (Hrsg.): Flucht und Migration in Europa: Neue Herausforderungen für Parteien, Kirchen und Religionsgemeinschaften, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 101-125.
  • Löffler, Johannes (2019): "Glaube in der Biopolis? Die biopolitischen Debatten der katholischen Kirche", in: Gerhards, Helene/Braun, Kathrin (Hg.): Biopolitiken – Regierungen des Lebens heute, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, 277-299.
  • Löffler, Johannes (2018): "»Habemus Twitter!« Die digitale Revolution des Heiligen Stuhls", in: Barbato, Mariano/Barbato, Melanie/Löffler, Johannes (Hg.): Wege zum digitalen Papsttum. Der Vatikan im Wandel medialer Öffentlichkeit, Frankfurt a. M.: Campus, 199-226.
  • Barbato, Mariano; Barbato, Melanie; Löffler, Johannes (2018): Wege zum digitalen Papsttum. Der Vatikan im Wandel medialer Öffentlichkeit, Frankfurt a. M.: Campus.
BGSMCS
Berlin Southern Theory Lecture