- SIIC fellow since April 2015
- 2010 – 2015 Research Assistant at Institute of Journalism, TU Dortmund
- Teaching experience in international journalism and journalistic coverage of the European Union
- Organization of the institute’s international student and staff exchange activities
- Guest Lecturer at „Global Politics Summer School Greece 2013: Different Stories about
Europe“ and at Bilgi University, Istanbul, via the Erasmus staff exchange programme
- 2002-2010 Journalism Studies (Diplom degree) at TU Dortmund and during exchange
semesters at Charles University in Prague and Universidade Nova in Lisbon; Subsidiary subjects: Political Science and Portuguese Studies
- Journalistic experience since 2002: internships and freelance work in/for print and online editions of different newspapers and Deutsche Welle (DW), 2004-2005 one year full-time training at „Main Post“, Würzburg
Research Focus and Interests
Transnational Public Spheres in Euro-African relationships. European, African or Postcolonial Discourses?
Concepts for transnational public spheres often use Europe as their role model, evaluating the intensity of Europeanization of national public spheres in different European countries. Euro- African communication, on the other hand, is usually not discussed from this point of view. While the common political and economic project obviously binds European countries in a way that a special proximity and between their national public spheres seems likely, different languages are seen as a major obstacle. In contrast, a number of European and African countries share a common official language, colonial history and comparably close economic (and sometimes media- economic) ties.
The project aims to investigate these communicative relationships between selected pairs of African and European countries by analyzing media structures, journalists’ points of views and news media coverage.
Prof. Dr. Susanne Fengler, Erich Brost Institute, TU Dortmund
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