Since 10/2020

TU Chemnitz, Germany: Research Associate at the Institute of Sociology, Department of Sociological Theories

2011 - 2022

University of Leipzig, Germany: Doctoral Candidate; Thesis: “The Theoretical and Empirical Paradox of Temporal Change due to Digital Media in Germany and China”, GPA: Summa Cum Laude (With the Highest Praise)


University of Bergen, Norway: Visiting Scholar

01/2014 - 04/2014

Renmin University, Beijing, PRC: Visiting Scholar

2004 - 2010

University of Leipzig, Germany: Magister Artium (M.A.) in Communication & Media Studies and Cultural Studies, Profile: Empirical Communication and Media Research, GPA: 1.2

2006 - 2007

University of Teesside, Middlesbrough, UK: Completion of the 1st Year of B.Sc. (Hons) Media and Music Technology

1995 – 2004

Sophiengymnasium (High School), Colditz, Germany: “Abitur” Certificate, GPA: 1.2 (750 of 840 points)

2001 – 2002

C.F. Brewer High School, Fort Worth, TX, USA


Since 03/2003

Freelancer in Higher Education & Research: Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China, TU Berlin, Germany; Bureau for Statistics and Elections, Leipzig, Germany; European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research, Leipzig, Germany, Kantar, Bielefeld, Germany, Census Bureau Saxony, Kamenz, Germany

04/2017 – 02/2018

University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida, Germany: Research Assistant on Usability in E-Learning Contexts (SMWK-Project) and on Blended Learning (BMBF-Project)

10/2010 – 03/2014,

02/2015 – 04/2017

University of Leipzig, Germany: Research & Teaching Assistant at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies, Department for Empirical Communication and Media Research, Seminars on "Content Analysis", "Survey Design", "Data Analysis I", "Online Research", "Reception and Media Effects Theories", "Communication and Media Theories", "Media Systems in Germany, USA, and PRC"

10/2007 – 02/2010

University of Leipzig, Germany: Tutor, Tutorial on "Introduction to Communication and Media Studies and Introduction to Scientific Research"

06/2009 – 09/2009

European Institute for Journalism and Communication Research, Leipzig, Germany: Freelancer for Media Use Research

10/2008, 04/2009

University of Leipzig, Germany: Assistant for Module Enrolment of Bachelor and Master Students

Awards & Grants

Since 10/1995

Awards: Best Paper Award at the 9th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings (15% Acceptance Rate), Funchal, Portugal; Valedictorian "Sophiendukat" at Sophiengymnasium Colditz (High School), Germany; Multiple Mathmatics Olympics Awards on High School, County and Saxon State Level, Germany

Since 10/2004

Mentoring & Intellectual Support: e-fellows.net Scholar, Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG: Webinar Series "Machine Learning with TensorFlow", MENTOSA Mentoring Network, University of Leipzig, & Confucius Institute Leipzig, Germany; T.E.A.M. Mentoring Network, University of Leipzig, Germany

Since 10/2006

Grants: ARQUS University Alliance: Travel Grant for Visiting Scholarship; Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V. (DAB, German Society of Female Academics): Publication Grant for Doctoral Thesis; Foundation and Funding Society of Paris-Lodron University Salzburg (Stiftungs- und Förderungsgesellschaft der Paris-Lodron-Universität Salzburg), Austria: Publication Grant for the Book "De-Westenizing Visual Communication and Cultures: Perspectives from the Global South", together with Assoc. Prof. Thomas Herdin and Prof. Guo-Ming Chen; DATA Power: Global In/Securities: Conference Fee Waiver; Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University, USA: Travel Grant for the Chinese Internet Research Conference; FAZIT Foundation: Travel Grant for the 5th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses, Bilateral University Agreement between University of Leipzig, Germany and Renmin University, Beijing, PRC: Travel Grant for Visiting Scholarship; ERASMUS Staff Mobility: Travel Grant for Conference Yin Yang – A New Perspective on Culture, PROMOS: Scholarship for Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme 2011, ERASMUS SOKRATES: Scholarship for Stay at University of Teesside

Editorial Posts

04/2020 – 08/2021

Stanford Law School, Stanford University, USA: CGCP Editor of Stanford Law School's China Guiding Cases Project

04/2018 – 11/2019

Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA), UK: Associate Editor of the Journal “Networking Knowledge”

Peer Reviewer

Since 05/2017

International Business Review, Third World Quarterly, Journal of Multicultural Discourses, Mapping China, Networking Knowledge, China Media Research, Communications. The European Journal of Communication Research

Academic Administration

07/2013 – 04/2017

Conducting Oral Module Exams for B.A. Candidates in Communication and Media Studies


Conducting Admission Interviews for M.A. candidates in Communication and Media Studies

12/2012 – 04/2017

Member of Professoral Appointment Committees

07/2011 – 09/2012

Conference Organisation of "Inspiration & Systematik. Theorieentwicklung in der Kommunikationswissenschaft. Ein Symposium zu Ehren von Werner Früh.“, 06th October 2012 at Saxon Media Academy, Leipzig, Germany

11/2011 – 04/2017

Supervision of B.A. Theses: First Supervision of 3 theses, second supervision of 8 theses; 3 with focus on China, 1 on Japan, 1 on Australia, 1 on Great Britain, 2 on Germany

Additional Information


German: Native

English: Excellent (C2)

Russian:  Advanced Basic (A2/B1)

Mandarin (Simplified): Basic (HSK 1)

Technical Skills

Advanced: SPSS, Globalpark, Limesurvey

Intermediate: AMOS, Typo3, PHP

Basics: RStudio, HTML, LaTeX