Dr. Svenja Schäfer, M. A.

Foto: Svenja Schäfer

Universitätsassistentin (Post-Doc)

Main Research Areas and Interests

  • Digital media and effects for knowledge (perception)

  • User comments and effects for (perceived) social media dynamics
  • News avoidance and constructive news in times of crises



Svenja Schäfer is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the Political Communication Research Group of the University of Vienna. Previously, she finished her PhD at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz where she worked as a Research Assistant between 2014 and 2020. Before, she studied in Mainz (M.A.) and Hannover (B.A.). 

Her research interest include digital news (news on social media, online news sites, partisan media) and their effects for actual and perceived knowledge, perceptions of social dynamics and polarization processes. Thereby, she applies a wide range of methods including experimental research, eye-tracking or physiological measurements as well as quantitative approaches.


Curriculum Vitae

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