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PhD Candidates

Completed PHD

Dr. Simon Berghofer (co-supervision)

Dissertation "Globale Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik im Wandel. Konzeptualisierung und Analyse eines dynamischen Politikbereichs aus kommunikationswissenschaftlicher Perspektive“


Dr. Ingy Al-Sayed (co-supervision)

Dissertation "Framing of Lebanon War 2006 in the Egyptian Press"

Dr. Anna Antonakis (co-supervision)

Dissertation "In Transformation? - renegotiating Gender and State Feminism in Tunisia between 2011 and 2014: Power, Positionalities and the Public Sphere"


Dr. Marlen Bartsch (co-supervision)

Dissertation "Der Bertelsmann-Konzern und die französische Medienpolitik. Analysen der Strategien, Medienberichterstattung und parlamentarischen Debatten"


Dr. Maïté Kersaint (co-supervision)

Dissertation "Exploring Public Diplomacy 2.0. A Comparison of German and U.S. Digital Public Diplomacy in Theory and Practice”

Dr. Sebastian Sons (Co-Supervision)

Dissertation “Daily Presence, Public Absence: The Practices, Strategies, and Content of Pakistani Media Actors concerned with Labor Migration to Saudi Arabia”


Dr. des. Andrei Zavadski (co-supervision)

The dissertation titled “Mnemonic Counterpublics: Challenging the Political Regime in Russia with Memories of the 1990s" was successfully defended by Mr. Zavadski in January 2020 with the grade "magna cum laude".


Dr. Amal Dib

PhD Candidate

Dissertation "The Un(Civil) War. Media Framing and Memory Construction in Wartime and Postwar Lebanon"

Amal Dib M.A.

Dr. Mina Naeli

Dissertation "Exploring the impacts of internet-mediated communication on Iranian women‘s rights activism"


Dr. Jannis Julien Grimm (co-supervision)

PhD Candidate

Dissertation: "Contesting Legitimacy: Protest and the Politics of Signification in Post-Revolutionary Egypt"