Katrin DĂ¶veling, MA, Dipl., Dr. phil. habil. is professor at the University of Klagenfurt, 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 â€“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.
Prior to her PhD. she worked as Research Assistant at the Institute for Communication Studies at the Heinrich-Heine-University, DĂĽsseldorf, as Research Assistant at the Institute for Communication Studies, Dpt. of Media Psychology and Media Sociology at the University of Erfurt and was Chairwoman of the International Cooperation Program between the Hongkong Baptist University and the Heinrich-Heine-University for the Institute for International Communication, Heinrich-Heine-University, DĂĽsseldorf.
She equally holds the DiplĂ´me dâ€™Etudes des Affaires Internationales et Marketing which she earned in Strasbourg. Her research interests include mediatization processes, especially online, emotions in communication studies, media psychology and media sociology, visual communication, intercultural communication, Internet use and community belonging.