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Ana Makhashvili M.A.

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Journalism Studies

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences


Doctoral researcher in the CRC project "Affective Societies" - B02

Habelschwerdter Allee 45
Room JK 33/231
14195 Berlin
+49 30 838467638

Office hours

During winter term 2020/21:

Appointment by arrangement via e-mail



  • 2016–2019 Media and Political Communication M.A., Freie Universität Berlin

Master thesis title: "Narratives of International Crisis in 280 Characters. A content analysis of Russian and British diplomatic Twitter accounts following the Novichok attack in Salisbury, UK in March 2018". Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Juliana Raupp.
  • 2013–2016 Communication Studies and Sociology B.A., Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich


  • 2012–2016 DAAD-scholarship for graduates of German schools abroad


International Communication Association (ICA)

European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)

The European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Standing Group on Extremism and Democracy

Summer term 2020


Research Topics

  • Affect and Emotion
  • Far-right Publics on Social Media
  • Media and Migration
  • Crisis Communication

Refereed Articles

  • Makhashvili, A., Medeiros, D., & Lünenborg, M. (2022). Challenging Journalistic Authority in the Networked Affective Dynamics of #Chemnitz. Social Media + Society8(4), 1–14. https://doi.org/10.1177/20563051221146185
  • Medeiros, D., & Makhashvili, A. (2022). United in Grief? Emotional Communities around the Far-Right Terror Attack in Hanau on TV and Twitter. Media and Communication, 10(3), 39–49.  https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v10i3.5438


  • Medeiros, D., Makhashvili, A., & Lünenborg, M. (2022). Negotiating Journalism's Boundaries within the Networked Affective Publics Around the Far-Right Terror Attack in Hanau. ICA 2022: One World, One Network? 26–30 May, Paris.

  • Makhashvili, A. (2022). Hijacking Solidarity: The Networked and Affective Dynamics of Far-Right Publics on Twitter. Media and Publics Conference. 29 April, Roskilde University.

  • Makhashvili, A., & Lünenborg, M. (2021). Affective Publics on Twitter: Contesting Journalism’s Authority. ICA 2021: Engaging the Essential Work of Care: Communication, Connectedness, and Social Justice. 27–31 May, online.

  • Makhashvili, A., & Lünenborg, M. (2021). #Chemnitz and its Polarized Affective Publics. DACH21: #Kommunikation #(R)Evolution: Zum Wandel der Kommunikation in der digitalen Gesellschaft. 7–9 April, online.

  • Lünenborg, M., Medeiros, & D., Makhashvili, A. (2020). Journalismus herausgefordert: Konkurrierende Affektdramaturgien um #Chemnitz. Lecture Series “Mobility Affects”. 2 December, Freie Universität Berlin.