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Dr. David Schieferdecker

FU Berlin PolSoz_2019_9894
Image Credit: David Ausserhofer (2019)

Division Communication Theory and Media Effects

Institute for Media and Communication Studies

Department of Political and Social Sciences

Researcher

Address
Garystr. 55
Room 162
14195 Berlin

Office hours

Thursdays 1-2 p.m. (Please make an appointment via e-mail beforehand!)

  • 09/2012 to 01/2018 Doctorate, PhD in Media and Communication Studies at the University of Mannheim with stays for research purposes at Rhodes University, Stellenbosch University and University of KwaZulu-Natal in South Africa

  • 09/2012 to 01/2018 Member of the graduate program “Formations of the Global” of the University of Mannheim, supported with a doctoral scholarship by the Landesgraduiertenförderung Baden-Württemberg

  • 09/2014 to 11/2014;
  • 09/2015 to 07/2016 Researcher with Prof. Dr. Hartmut Wessler at the Institute of Media and Communication Studies, University of Mannheim

  • 09/2011 to 03/2012 Research assistant at the School of Journalism and Media Studies, Rhodes University in South Africa

  • 10/2004 to 07/2011 Master’s degree in Media and Communication Studies, Economics, Anglistics and American Studies at Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, tutor and research intern at the Department of Media and Communication Studies

  • 2007-2012 International, professional practice experience in various institutions and projects of the ICT4D and in journalism and public relations.



Summer term 2020

  • BA - Seminar 28561: Einführung in die empirische Kommunikationsforschung
  • BA - Seminar 28621: Entferntes Leid in digitalen Mediengesellschaften: Von humanitärer PR, konstruktivem Journalismus und Online-Aktivismus

Winter term 2019/20

  • BA - Seminar 28561: Einführung in die empirische Kommunikationsforschung
  • MA - Seminar 28811: Transnationale Solidarität im digitalen Zeitalter: Zwischen 'Connective Action', 'Slacktivism' und Apathie

Summer term 2019

  • BA - Seminar 28561: Einführung in die empirische Kommunikationsforschung

Winter term 2018/19

  • BA - Seminar 28562(a): Einführung in die empirische Kommunikationsforschung
  • BA - Seminar 28565(a): Einführung in die empirische Kommunikationsforschung - Schwerpunkt Mediennutzung (with Barbara Pfetsch and Vivien Benert)
  • MA - Seminar 28812(a): Dissonante Öffentlichkeiten: Politische Diskurse und soziale Integration im digitalen Zeitalter

Summer term 2018

  • BA - Seminar 28564(a): Einführung in die empirische Kommunikationsforschung

Research interests:

  • the interaction of social identities, political attitudes and mediated communicative actions in diverse societies
  • interpersonal networks as conditions and result of media choice and media use
  • social identities, group contact, and segregation

Journal Articles

Schieferdecker, D., Wessler, H. (2017). Bridging segregation via media exposure? Ingroup identification, outgroup distance and low direct contact reduce outgroup appearance in media repertoires. Journal of Communication, 67(6), 993–1014. https://doi.org/10.1111/jcom.

Schieferdecker, D. (2017). When audience segmentation is twofold: Differences in media consumption along race and socio-economic background at a South African university. African Journalism Studies, 38(1), 129–151. https://doi.org/10.1080/23743670.2017.1291442

 

Presentations

Schieferdecker, D. (2020). Media and communication routines as antecedents and outcomes of individuals' coping with the COVID-19 pandemic. Paper presented at the SocialBRIDGES conference, Germany, Munich.

Stelzmann, D., Toth, R. & Schieferdecker, D. (2019). Encounters in VR: Decreasing prejudice towards schizophrenic people. Paper presented at the International Conference on Communication in Healthcare (ICCH), USA, San Diego.

Schieferdecker, D. (2019). The attitude-action-gap in the context of mediated distant suffering: An integrative heuristic model. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), USA, Washington (D.C.).

Stelzmann, D., Toth, R. & Schieferdecker, D. (2019). Encounters with Schizophrenics in Virtual Reality. Paper presented at the 11th conference of the media psychology division of the German Psychological Association (DGPs), Germany, Chemnitz.

Schieferdecker, D. (2019). Unter welchen Bedingungen kann Mediennutzung in digitalen Medienökologien Engagement gegen entferntes Leid anstoßen? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Network Critical Communication Research (KriKoWi), Germany, Leipzig.

Schieferdecker, D. (2019). Herausforderungen und Prinzipien im Umgang mit Ethnizität und Race in der empirischen, sozial-wissenschaftlichen Forschung. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the Network Critical Communication Research (KriKoWi), Germany, Leipzig.

Schieferdecker, D. (2018). Can media portrayals of mediated distant suffering trigger political engagement? Systematizing conditions from a media effects perspective. Paper presented at the bi-annual conferences of European Communication Research Association (ECREA) in Switzerland, Lugano.

Schieferdecker, D. (2018). Working on a contentious topic: Towards a guideline on best practices in race-related communication research. Workshop presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) in Czech Republic, Prague.

Schieferdecker, D. (2017). Macro-dynamics of race, class and desegregation: To what extent are they reflected in media consumption habits at a relative prestigious South African university? Paper presented at the annual conference of the South African Communication Association (SACOMM), South Africa, Grahamstown.

Schieferdecker, D. (2017). Testing the effects of direct and mediated contact in South Africa. Paper presented at the 1st International Symposium of Intergroup Communication. Greece, Thessaloniki.

Schieferdecker, D. (2016). The pre-conditions for positive media effects: Direct outgroup contact and ingroup identification affect the amount of outgroup exposure. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Japan, Fukuoka.

Schieferdecker, D. (2016). Vorbedingungen positiver Medienwirkungen: Wie direkter Fremdgruppenkontakt und Identifikation mit der Eigengruppe die Wahrscheinlichkeit von medialem Fremdgruppenkontakt beeinflussen? Paper presented at the annual conference of the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), Germany, Leipzig.

Schieferdecker, D. (2015). The effects of mediated and direct contact on outgroup attitudes, perceived discrimination and collective action orientation. Paper presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Puerto Rico, San Juan.

Schieferdecker, D. (2015). Secondary transfer effects of mediated intergroup contact: does habitual exposure to US-American media affect attitudes towards South African outgroups? Poster presented at annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Puerto Rico, San Juan.

Schieferdecker, D., & Rinke, E. (2014). Measuring mediated intergroup contact: Using a content-list technique to indicate exposure to outgroup characters. Paper presented at annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), USA, Seattle, WA.

Schieferdecker, D. (2014). Mediated contact and intergroup attitudes: Students' media use and their prejudice towards racialized groups in contemporary South Africa. Paper presented at the Seminar Series of the School of Journalism and Media Studies, South Africa, Grahamstown.

Schieferdecker, D. (2014). Medialer Kontakt und Vorurteilsbildung: Mediennutzung und Gruppeneinstellungen von Studierenden im heutigen Südafrika. Paper presented at the Doktorandenkolloquium der DGPUK-Fachgruppe Fachgruppe Rezeptions- und Wirkungsforschung, Germany, Hannover.

Schieferdecker, D. (2013). Racialized identities: Transkulturelle Medienensembles und die Aneignung von ‚Race‘ im heutigen Südafrika. Paper presented at the Forum der Heidelberger Graduiertenschule für Geistes- und Sozialwissenschaften (HGGS), Germany, Heidelberg.

 

Other Publications

Schieferdecker, D. (2014). Race trouble: Race, identity and inequality in Post-Apartheid South Africa. Race & Class, 55(3), 108–109.

Osang, H., Meuer, G., Leusch, P., Schuster, E., Didszuweit, S., & Schieferdecker, D. (2010). Kommunikation, Partizipation, Entwicklung: Positionspapier Medienentwicklungszusammenarbeit. Bonn.

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