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Ruhr University Bochum (RUB)
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44787 Bochum
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NATIONALITY

German
 
RESEARCH FOCUS

PhD project: ‘Die Ästhetisierung und Politisierung des Todes - Der Syrienkonflikt im Handy-Todesvideo unter einer diffraktiven Perspektive’ [The Aestheticization and Politization of Death – The Syrian Conflict in Mobile Death Videos in a Diffractive Perspective]
(supervisors: Prof. Dr. Astrid Deuber-Mankowsky (Faculty of Philology, Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany; Prof. Dr. Eva Warth, (Faculty of Philology, Institute for Media Studies, Ruhr University Bochum, Germany))
 
RESEARCH INTERESTS

Aesthetics of New Media
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
Discourse and Dispositif Analysis
Social Psychology of Violence
 
EDUCATION

07/2019

PhD in Media Studies, Faculty of Philology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)
10/2012  
  
Master of Arts (M.A.) in Media Studies and Social Psychology/Anthropology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

03/2010
   
Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Media Studies and Social Psychology/Anthropology, Ruhr University Bochum (Germany)

06/2006 
  
Qualification as Industrial Business Management Assistant, Meypack GmbH, Nottuln (Germany)

06/2002     A levels (‘Abitur’), Clemens-Brentano‑Gymnasium, Dülmen (Germany)
 
WORK EXPERIENCE AND OTHER ACTIVITIES

since 09/2019 Director of the NOHA Joint Master’s Programme in International Huma-ni¬tarian Action, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

07/2019 – 12/2019 Research Associate in the Project „SUR-PRESS – Freedom of Speech under Attack in the EU and Arab World“ & Co-Organizer of the Academic Panel Discussion „Press freedom in crisis in Europe and the Arab world?“

since 05/2017
   

Joint Examination Officer of the NOHA Joint Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action & Research Associate, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

11/2013 - 12/2016



Coordinator of the NOHA Joint European Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action & Research Associate, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany. (on family leave from May 2015 to April 2017)

11/2012 - 10/2013   

Research Assistant & Coordination Assistant of the NOHA Joint European Master’s Programme in International Humanitarian Action, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

09/2008 - 10/2012

Student Research Assistant, Institute for International Law of Peace and Armed Conflict (IFHV), Ruhr-University Bochum, Germany

08/2010 - 10/2010 

Research Traineeship, Center for Interdisciplinary Memory Research (CMR), Kulturwissenschaftliches Institut (KWI) NRW, Essen, Germany

08/2006 - 09/2006 Business Management Employee, Joest GmbH + Co. KG, Duelmen, Germany

02/2003 - 07/2003 Business Management Assistant, Meypack GmbH, Nottuln, Germany
   
MOST RECENT PUBLICATIONS
2020/forthcoming Monograph: Die Ästhetisierung und Politisierung des Todes. Handyvideos von Gewalt und Tod im Syrienkonflikt. Bielefeld: transcript.

2020   Article in Edited Volume: The Ambivalent Aesthetics and Perception of Mobile Phone Videos: A De/Escalating Factor for the Syrian Conflict. In: Budka, Philipp/Bräuchler, Birgit (Hrsg.): Theorising Media and Conflict. New York/Oxford: Berghahn

2016    Journal Article: ‘When is a conflict a crisis? On the aesthetics of the Syrian civil war in a social media context’, in: Media, War & Conflict, 10 (1) (first published June 2016), pp. 69-86

2015     Media interview: ‘Handyvideos – Den Tod dokumentiert’ [Mobile Phone Videos: Documenting Death], Markt und Medien, Deutschlandfunk, 4 April 2015

2015     Media article: ‘Dying in Front of the Camera. What Do “Mobile Death Videos” Trigger?’, RUBIN Science Magazine, 27 February 2015

2014     Monograph: ‘Protest per Handycam’ [Protest by Handycam], Tectum, 132 pages

2013    Journal Article: ‘Mobile Death Videos in Protest Movements: Cases from Iran and Syria’, in: Thanatos, 2(2), pp. 25–42

2013     Journal 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

2010    Journal 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
   
LANGUAGE SKILLS
German (mother tongue)
English (fluent)
French (intermediate)
Russian (beginner)
Arabic (beginner)