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Dr. Wolfgang Reißmann

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Journalism Studies

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences


Reseacher in the research project “Performative Publics"

Otto-von-Simson-Str. 3
Room 201

Office hours

By appointment via mail.

Education and vocational stations

since 12/2021

Review Editor for Frontiers in Visual Communication

since 11/2021 Co-Chair of the DGPuK Visual Communication division

since 05/2020

Postdoc, DFG-funded project „Performative Publics“, FU Berlin, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Journalism Studies


Deputy Professorship, Culture and Media Education, Ludwigsburg University of Education



Postdoc, CRC 1187 “Media of Cooperation“, University of Siegen, research project “Media Practices and Copyright”


Doctorate at the Philosophical Faculty of the University of Erfurt [summa cum laude]


Researcher, University of Siegen, Department for Media Studies, Chair for Media and Communication


Scholarship, University of Erfurt, Graduate School “Communication and Digital Media“


Researcher, University of Leipzig, Institute for Communication and Media Studies, Chair for Media Education


Student of Communication and Media Studies, History and Philosophy at the University of Leipzig and the Universidade Católica Portuguesa in Lisbon

Other professional activities


Freelancing at JFF München, Survey of Needs for AWO Bundesverband e.V., accompanying the BMFSFJ model project "Strengthening digital literacies in child and youth welfare"

since 2020

Member of the editorial board, journal „merz – medien und erziehung“ (kopaed)


Editor, journal „Medien & Altern“ (kopaed), since 2019 member of the editorial board


Editor, “Discourse. Journal of Childhood and Adolescence Research“ (Barbara Budrich), since 2015 member of the editorial board


Editorial Manager, “Communications – The European Journal of Communication Research” (de Gruyter Mouton)


European Communication Research and Education Association

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft

Gesellschaft für Medienwissenschaft

JFF – Jugend Film Fernsehen e. V.

Gesellschaft – Altern – Medien e. V.



Best Paper Award 2015 for Young Researchers, Visual Communication Section, DGPuK

Research interests

  • Mediatization and media practices

  • Digital Public Spheres

  • Visual communication and pictorial practice

  • Media socialization

  • Media education

Research projects

Since 05/2020: DFG-funded project: “Journalism Challenged: Understanding Performative Publics through Media Practice”

Project website


Project B07 "Media practices and copyright" (with Dagmar Hoffmann, Nadine Klass, Kamila Kempfert and Sibel Kocatepe), Funding: DFG-CRC 1187 “Media of Cooperation"

Project website


"Digital Media in Child and Youth Welfare" – Survey of Needs / Assessment of the AWO Bundesverband e.V., Project of the JFF München (with Anja Bamberger and Susanne Eggert), Funding: AWO Bundesverband e.V., accompanying the model project "Strengthening digital literacies in child and youth welfare" (BMFSFJ)

Project website

Summer Semester 2019:

"Aging bands and aging fans"                                                                                                           Master research seminar at the Ludwigsburg University of Education

Summer Semester 2017:

"Write yourself into being" – Ethnographic studies on digital fan practices (with Dagmar Hoffmann)   Master research seminar at the University of Siegen


"Case studies on the relationship between media and beauty-related acting in the life course" (with Antonela Nedic and Dagmar Hoffmann), Funding: Chair of Media and Communication, University of Siegen


Dissertation project: "Visual communication and pictorial practices in social networks”, Funding: Graduate School "Communication and Digital Media" / Christoph-Martin-Wieland-Scholarship of the University of Erfurt


"Music and Feeling" – Appropriation of music and radio in childhood and adolescence (with Anja Hartung and Bernd Schorb), Funding: Sächsische Landesanstalt für privaten Rundfunk und neue Medien

Publications (in English language)

(For all publications, please see the German website)

Hoffmann, Dagmar; Reißmann, Wolfgang (2023): Media practices and social arrangements on DaWanda: Reflections on the appropriation of a social commerce platform. In: Luckman, Susan; Thomas, Nicola (Eds.): Craft Communities. London: Bloomsbury, pp. 202–216. http://dx.doi.org/10.5040/9781474259675.0027

Lünenborg, Margreth ; Reißmann, Wolfgang & Siemon, Miriam (2023). Countering or Reinforcing (Gendered) Inequalities? Ramifications of the Covid-19 Pandemic in and Through Media. Media and Communication, 11(1), 86-90. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v11i1.6839

Siemon, Miriam; Reißmann, Wolfgang  (2023). Negotiating Care Work: Gendered Network Structures of Pandemic Care Discourses on Twitter in Germany. Media and Communication, 11(1), 125-138. https://doi.org/10.17645/mac.v11i1.6032

Reißmann, Wolfgang; Siemon, Miriam; Lünenborg, Margreth & Raetzsch, Christoph (2023). Making (female) health care work matter: The performative publics of #systemrelevant during the COVID-19 pandemic in Germany. MedieKultur: Journal of Media and Communication Research38(73), 73–99. https://doi.org/10.7146/mk.v38i73.128451

Kempfert, Kamila; Reißmann, Wolfgang (2020): Copyright Disclaimers in Fan Media: Legal Relevance and Cultural Practice. In: UFITA – Archiv für Medienrecht und Medienwissenschaft, 84(1), 191-235.

Reißmann, Wolfgang (2019): The Story is Everywhere. Dispersed Situations in a Literary Role Play Game. In: Media in Action, 2(2), 23-43.

Reißmann, Wolfgang; Kaiser, Svenja (2019): “Sorting stories out”: Classifications and Classifying in Fan Fiction. In: Korn, Matthias; Reißmann, Wolfgang; Röhl, Tobias; Sittler, David (Eds.): Infrastructuring Publics. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 139-167.

Korn, Matthias; Reißmann, Wolfgang; Röhl, Tobias; Sittler, David (Eds.) (2019): Infrastructuring Publics. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Korn, Matthias; Reißmann, Wolfgang; Röhl, Tobias; Sittler, David (2019): Infrastructuring Publics: A Research Perspective. In: Korn, Matthias; Reißmann, Wolfgang; Röhl, Tobias; Sittler, David (Eds.): Infrastructuring Publics. Wiesbaden: Springer, pp. 11-47.

Kempfert, Kamila; Reißmann, Wolfgang (2017): Transformative Works and German Copyright Law as Matters of Boundary Work. In: Media in Action, 1(2), pp. 65-91.

Reißmann, Wolfgang; Stock, Moritz; Kaiser, Svenja; Isenberg, Vanessa; Nieland, Jörg-Uwe (2017): Fan (Fiction) Acting on Media and the Politics of Appropriation. In: Media and Communication 5(3). DOI: 10.17645/mac.v5i3.990