Her current research interests include emotions in global online mediatization processes, emotions in communication studies, media psychology & media sociology, visual communication, intercultural communication, Internet use & community belonging.



A wide variety of international assignments, from presentations to visiting professorships and lectures, is part of her activities. She also is an active member in numerous academic associations.



She wrote peer-reviewed articles and chapters and compiled a vast variety of books and monographs, edited works.

Katrin Döveling, MA, Dipl., Dr. phil. habil. is professor at the Universitaet of Klagenfurt /Alpen-Adria-Universität, Austria. Before, she was professor at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig (2014-2017), Research Fellow and Professor for Communication and Media Studies at the Dresden University of Technology (2009-2014) and Assistant Professor at Institute for Communication Studies, Free University of Berlin (2004 –2009). She earned her PhD at the University of Erfurt, Germany with an international analysis of the role of emotions in community building media. She received a Doctoral Research Scholarship for the University of California Berkeley and was awarded a scholarship for excellent female researchers (HWP) at the University of Erfurt.