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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
09/2015 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.
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
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.
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.