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Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
Bochumer Fenster, 4th floor
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44787 Bochum
Germany

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NATIONALITY
German
 
RESEARCH FOCUS
PhD project: ‘Der gewaltsame Tod und seine digitalisierte Ästhetisierung – Handy-Todesvideos im Kontext des syrischen Bürgerkrieges’
[Violent Death and Its Digitalized Aestheticization – Mobile Death Videos in the Syrian Civil War]
(supervisor: Prof. Dr. Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Faculty of Philology, Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany))
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS
Aesthetics of New Media
Discourse and Dispositif Analysis
Humanitarian Crises Research
Media’s Role in War and Genocide
New Media in Crises and Conflicts
Perception of Death in New Media Contexts
Social Movements in the Middle East and North Africa
Social Psychology of Violence
 
EDUCATION
Since 11/2012
10/2012
03/2010
06/2006
06/2002
PhD student at the Faculty of Philology, Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media Studies and Social Psychology/Anthropology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Media Studies and Social Psychology/Anthropology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
Qualification as Industrial Business Management Assistant, Meypack GmbH, Nottuln (Germany)
A levels (‘Abitur’), Clemens-Brentano‑Gymnasium, Dülmen (Germany)
 
AWARDS, SCHOLARSHIPS & GRANTS
10/2013 Conference grant by RUB Research School PLUS, 3rd World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Istanbul (Turkey), 24–27 October 2013 
 
CONFERENCES & PANELS
10/2014

07/2014

11/2013

10/2013

06/2013

Participation in ‘XVI. Humanitarian Congress: Protection – A Broken Promise?’ at Virchow-Klinikum Berlin (Germany), 10–11 October 2014
Participation in ‘Interdisciplinary Workshop: Das Dokumentarische, der Tod und die Künste’ [Interdisciplinary Workshop: The Documentary, Death and Arts] at University of Paderborn (Germany), 11–12 July 2014
Participation in ‘Joint International Conference: From Cold War to Cyber War – 150 Years Red Cross, 25 Years IFHV, 20 Years NOHA’ at Ruhr University Bochum (Germany), 14–15 November 2013
Paper presentation ‘When Is a Crisis a Crisis? On the Perception and Interpretation of Crises in Social Media Context’ at 3rd World Conference on Humanitarian Studies, Kadir Has University, Istanbul (Turkey), 24–27 October 2013
Paper presentation ‘Mobile Death Videos in Protest Movements: Cases from Iran and Syria’ at Media & Death Workshop, University of Helsinki (Finland), 6 June 2013
 
PUBLICATIONS
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Media interview: ‘Handyvideos – Den Tod dokumentiert’ [Mobile Phone Videos: Documenting Death], Markt und Medien, Deutschlandfunk, 4 April 2015
Media article: ‘Dying in Front of the Camera. What Do “Mobile Death Videos” Trigger?’, RUBIN Science Magazine, 27 February 2015
Monograph: ‘Protest per Handycam’ [Protest by Handycam], Tectum, 132 pages
Article: ‘Mobile Death Videos in Protest Movements: Cases from Iran and Syria’, in: Thanatos, 2(2), pp. 25–42
Article (with Carina Kötter): ‘Ganz schön schwanger? Schönheitspraktiken und Körpertechnologien in der Schwangerschaft’ [Pretty Pregnant? Beauty Practices and Body Technologies During Pregnancy], in: onlinejournal kultur & geschlecht, 10
Conference report (with Katharina Behmer): ‘Erster Münsterscher Kongress zur Humanitären Hilfe: Internationale Soforthilfe – eine Gratwanderung am 20. Mai 2011 in Münster’ [First Muenster Congress on Humanitarian Relief – International Emergency Aid – A Delicate Balance], in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 24(4), pp. 237–239
Article: ‘Radio in Ruanda im Kontext des Genozids: Imaginierte Gemeinschaft, sekundäre Oralität und Parasozialität’ [Radio in Ruanda in Context of the Genocide: Imagined Community, Secondary Orality and Parasociality], in: Zeitschrift für Genozidforschung, 11(2), pp. 8–34
Book review (with Dennis Dijkzeul): ‘Virginia Page Fortna, Does Peacekeeping Work? Shaping Belligerents’ Choices after Civil War’, in: Journal of International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict, 22(4), pp. 216–217
 
LANGUAGE SKILLS
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate)
Russian (beginner)
Arabic (beginner)