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Dr. Rico Neumann


Division Communication Theory and Media Effects

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Associate Fellow

  • Since 07/2021: Researcher at the Institute for Language and Communication, Technical University Berlin (Postdoc in the BUA collaborative project „Social Cohesion & Civil Society: Interaction Dynamics in Times of Disruption“)

  • 2015 to 2021: Teaching, studies and PhD (PhD, Communication Studies), University of Washington, Seattle

  • 2007 to 2010: Teaching and studies, including fulbright study abroad (MA, Communication Studies), University of Arizona, Tucson

  • 2004 to 2007: Studies (BA, Communication Studies, Economics, American Studies), University of Leipzig

Winter term 2023/24

  • MA - Seminar 28812: Diskurse des sozialen Zusammenhalts: Theorien, Methoden, Anwendungen

Winter term 2022/23

  • MA - Seminar 28811: Sozialer Zusammenhalt und Prozesse der politischen Kommunikation

  • Political communication (especially discourses, language, and political participation)

  • Intergroup communication (especially social identities, intergroup contact, and social cohesion)

  • Public opinion (especially attitudes toward social groups, social participation, social trust)

Edited Volumes

  • Moy, P., & Neumann, R. (forthcoming). Political communication, culture, and society. New York, NY: Routledge.

Refereed Journals

  • Neumann, R., Pfetsch, B., Hutter, S., Koschut, S., Schieferdecker, D., & Specht, J. (2023). The Rhetoric of Solidarity: Nature and Measurement of Social Cohesion in the Self-Representation of Civil Society Organizations. Social Indicators Research. (Online first). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11205-023-03163-0

  • Silber, H., Moy, P., Johnson, T. J., Neumann, R., Stadtmüller, S., & Repke, L. (2022). Survey participation as a function of democratic engagement, trust in institutions, and perceptions of surveys. Social Science Quarterly, 103(7), 1619–1632. https://doi.org/10.1111/ssqu.13218

  • Waismel-Manor, I. S., Moy, P., Neumann, R., & Shechnick, M. (2022). Does corruption corrupt? The behavioral effects of mediated exposure to corruption. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 34(1), edab031. https://doi.org/10.1093/ijpor/edab031

  • Neumann, R., & Geary, D. (2019). Reaching Muslims from the bully pulpit: Analyzing modern presidential discourse on Islam and Muslims from FDR to Trump. International Journal of Communication, 13, 4107–4129. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/8705

  • Neumann, R., & Moy, P. (2018). You’re (not) welcome: The impact of symbolic boundaries, intergroup contact, and experiences with discrimination on immigration attitudes. American Behavioral Scientist, 62(4), 458–477. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764218760370

  • Neumann, R., & Fahmy, S. (2016). Measuring journalistic peace/war performance: An exploratory study of crisis reporters’ attitudes and perceptions. International Communication Gazette, 78(3), 223–246. https://doi.org/10.1177/1748048516630715

  • Bradshaw, S. Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2014). Newspaper attention to major presidential addresses: A reexamination of conceptualizations, predictors, and effects. Communication Reports, 27(1), 53–64. https://doi.org/10.1080/08934215.2013.858760

  • Fahmy, S., & Neumann, R. (2012). Shooting war or peace photographs? An examination of newswires’ coverage of the conflict in Gaza. American Behavioral Scientist 56(2), 1–26. https://doi.org/10.1177/0002764211419355

  • Neumann, R., & Fahmy, S. (2012). Analyzing the spell of war: A war/peace framing analysis of the 2009 visual coverage of the Sri Lankan Civil War in Western newswires. Mass Communication and Society, 15(2), 169–200. https://doi.org/10.1080/15205436.2011.583192

  • Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2011). International identity in theory and practice: The case of the modern American presidency. Communication Monographs, 78(2), 139–161. https://doi.org/10.1080/03637751.2011.564641

  • Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2011). Finding foreigners in American national identity: Presidential discourse, people, and the international community. International Journal of Communication, 5, 819–840. https://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/872/0

  • Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2011). The major addresses of modern presidents: Parameters of a data set. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 41(4), 727–751. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1741-5705.2011.03912.x

Book chapters

  • Moy, P., & Neumann, R. (2019). Methodologies: Quantitative. In T. P. Vos & F. Hanusch (Hrsg.), The international encyclopedia of journalism studies.Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Neumann, R., & Coe, K. (2014). Using a mixed approach to content analysis: The case of apologetic rhetoric in the modern presidency. In A. Valdivia & F. Darling-Wolf (Hrsg.), The international encyclopedia of media studies: Research methods in media studies (pp. 277-302).Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Neumann, R., & Coe, K. (2011). The rhetoric in the modern presidency: A quantitative assessment. In J. A. Edwards & D. Weiss (Hrsg.), The rhetoric of American exceptionalism: Critical essays (pp. 11-30). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.