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The Institute welcomes Irene Neverla as new Honorary Professor

Prof. Dr. Irene Neverla was appointed honorary professor at our institute.

Prof. Dr. Irene Neverla was appointed honorary professor at our institute.
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Prof. Dr. Irene Neverla (University of Hamburg) has been appointed Honorary Professor in the Department of Political and Social Sciences at the end of June 2019 and will support the Institute for Media and Communication Studies in its teaching activities in the future.

After a journalistic education at the Vienna International Press Centre, Irene Neverla studied communication science, sociology and psychology at the Universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. She earned her doctorate and habilitated at the LMU Munich. She then worked in research and teaching at the universities of Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv, Lima and Sydney. From 1992 until her retirement in 2017, Irene Neverla was Professor of Journalism and Communication Science at the University of Hamburg. Her research interests include journalism research, visual communication and reception research, as well as research on the environment, science and climate communication.

In her research, Irene Neverla has worked as Principal Investigator in the Cluster of Excellence for Climate Research (CliSAP) at the University of Hamburg (2007-2017), where she established the Media Research Group, and in the EU-funded research project "Media, Conflict and Democratisation" (MeCoDEM) (2014-2017), with a focus on comparative journalism research in transition countries.

Irene Neverla taught journalism and communication science at the University of Hamburg and in the Erasmus Mundus programme “Journalism, Media and Globalization”, of which she was the Academic Director (2007-2017).

Recent publications:

Neverla I; Taddicken M; Loercher I; Hoppe I (eds.) (2019): Klimawandel im Kopf. Studien zur Wirkung, Aneignung und Online-Kommunikation. Springer VS.

Grittmann E; Lobinger K; Neverla I; Pater M (eds.) (2018): Körperbilder - Körperpraktiken. Visualisierung und Vergeschlechtlichung von Körpern in Medienkulturen. Köln: Halem.

Lilienthal V; Neverla I (eds.) (2017): Lügenpresse. Anatomie eines politischen Kampfbegriffs. Köln: Kiepenheuer und Witsch.