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Ana Makhashvili M.A.

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Journalism Studies

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

CRC Project "Affective Societies"

Doctoral Researcher

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

  • 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, Cogitatio, 10(3), 39-49.  https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v10i3.5438


  • Medeiros, D., Makhashvili, A. and Lünenborg, M. (2022). Negotiating Journalism's Boundaries within the Networked Affective Publics Around the Far-Right Terror Attak in Hanau. ICA 2022: One World, One Network? 26-30 May 2022, Paris.
  • Makhashvili, A. (2022). Hijacking Solidarity: The Networked and Affective Dynamics of Far-Right Publics on Twitter. Media and Publics Conference. 29 April 2022, Roskilde University.
  • Makhashvili, A. and 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 2021, online.

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