Dr. Katharina Nötzold
Managing Editor Global Media Journal – German Edition
I joined the editorial team of Global Media Journal - German Edition as Managing Editor in 2020. From 2012 to 2019, I was Associate Research Fellow at the Arab Media Center of the University of Westminster (UK). Before that, I coordinated the activities of the Berlin Graduate School Muslim Cultures and Societies (BGMSCS) as Managing Director in 2010 and 2011. From 2007 to 2010, I worked as RCUK-Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Arab Media at the Communication and Media Research Institute (CAMRI), which is part of the University of Westminster in London. During that time, I was also Editor-in-chief of the peer-reviewed and open-access journal Westminster Papers in Communication and Culture (WPCC). I received my doctorate (Dr. phil.) from the University of Erfurt for having researched the role of Lebanese television stations in the nation-building process after the Lebanese civil war (my supervisors were Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez, University of Erfurt and Prof. Dr. Theodor Hanf, University of Freiburg). I was able to do extensive research in Lebanon from 2002 to 2003, thanks to a research grant from the Orient Institute in Beirut. From 2005 to 2007, I worked at the Center for International Peace Operations (ZIF) in Berlin and took part in OSCE election observation missions in Azerbaijan and Montenegro. I studied political science, social and cultural anthropology and American studies at the University of Leipzig, University of Sussex (UK) and at the Institut d'Études Politiques (IEP) of the Université de Lyon II and, after completing my master's degree, I received a DAAD grant to study Arabic at the University of Jordan in Amman.
I am the author of Defining the Nation? Lebanese Television and Political Elites (1990-2005), Berlin: Frank & Timme, 2009 and numerous articles on Arab media and representation of Islam in Western media.
My research interests include ethno-religious conflicts, nation-building, media and political transformation processes, media systems and communication cultures in the Middle East, Islam in the media.