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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


CRC 1171 "Affective Societies" - D02

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

Office hours

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)

TWG Affect, Emotion & Media (ECREA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)

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

Summer term 2020

Summer term 2024


Research Topics

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

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

Book Chapters

  • Makhashvili, A. (2023). Hijacking Solidarity: Affective Networking of Far-Right Publics on Twitter. In M. Lünenborg & B. Röttger-Rössler (Eds.), Affective Formation of Publics: Places, Networks, and Media (pp. 149–172). Routledge. https://doi.org/10.4324/9781003365426


  • Backes, A., Lünenborg, M., & Makhashvili, A. (2024, March 13–15). Jenseits von Argumenten? Affekttheoretische Konzepte von Öffentlichkeiten am Beispiel (anti-)feministischer Diskurse [Conference presentation]. 69th Annual Conference of the German Communication Association (DGPuK): "Visions for the 'good life'. Media and Communication in Tomorrow's Society“, University of Erfurt, Germany.

  • Makhashvili, A. (2023, Dezember 7). Hijacking Solidarity: Affective Networking of Far-Right Publics on Twitter. Lecture series of the project "UNPOP. Comparing the formation of emotion narratives and their effects on political behaviour", University of Coimbra, Portugal.

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

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

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

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

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