Since 2011

University of Leipzig, Germany: Doctoral Candidate; Thesis: “The Theoretical and Empirical Paradox of Temporal Change due to Digital Media in Germany and China”


University of Bergen, Norway: Visiting Scholar

01/2014 - 04/2014

Renmin University, Beijing, PRC: Visiting Scholar

2007 - 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

2004 – 2006

University of Leipzig, Germany: Communication & Media Studies and Cultural Studies

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 01/2023

Higher School of Economics, Moscow, Russia: Freelance Lecturer at the Department of Media, Critical Media Studies, Seminar on "Digital Media, Communication & Culture of the Global South(s)"

Since 11/2020

TU Berlin, Germany: Freelance Lecturer at the Center for Cultural Studies on Science and Technology in China, Seminar on "Digitalization, AI, Big Data, Internet Use and Censrship in China: Between Hegemony and Authoritarianism", "Boundaries of the World Order: China and the West - Ambiguity Tolerance as the Road Ahead"

Since 10/2020

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

11/2017 – 02/2018

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

04/2017 – 10/2017

University of Applied Sciences, Mittweida, Germany: Research Assistant on Blended Learning (BMBF-Project)

10/2016 – 05/2017

University of Leipzig / Saxonian Agency of Education, Germany: Freelancer for Evaluation of Foreign Degrees

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 – 09/2013

Bureau for Statistics and Elections, Leipzig, Germany Election Worker

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


Goethe Institute, Germany: Moderator of the 8th German Network Conference of Anna-Lindh-Foundation, Leipzig, Germany


Kantar, Bielefeld, Germany: Freelancer for Advertisement Tracking

03/2003 – 08/2006

Census Bureau Saxony, Kamenz, Germany: Interviewer for Micro Census in the District "Leipziger Land"

Awards & Grants

Since 10/2004

e-fellows.net Scholar: Intellectual Support


Heise Medien GmbH & Co. KG: Webinar Series "Machine Learning with TensorFlow" (676 €)


ARQUS University Alliance: Financial Support for Visiting Scholarship (1600 €)


Deutscher Akademikerinnenbund e.V. (DAB, German Society of Female Academics): Publication Grant for Doctoral Thesis (300 €)


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"(763 €), together with Assoc. Prof. Thomas Herdin and Prof. Guo-Ming Chen


Conference Fee Waiver: DATA Power: Global In/Securities (100 €)

09/2016 – 04/2018

T.E.A.M. Mentoring Network, University of Leipzig, Germany: Intellectual Support


Confucius Institute at Texas A&M University, USA: Financial Support for the Chinese Internet Research Conference ($ 750)


FAZIT Foundation, Germany: Financial Support for the 5th International Conference on Multicultural Discourses (800 €)


PROMOS: Financial Support for Europe China Media Dialogue (600 €)


Best Paper Award at the 9th International Conference on ICT, Society and Human Beings (15% Acceptance Rate)

01/2014 – 04/2014

Bilateral University Agreement between University of Leipzig, Germany and Renmin University, Beijing, PRC: Financial Support for Visiting Scholarship (730 €)

05/2013 – 04/2014

MENTOSA Mentoring Network, University of Leipzig, Germany: Intellectual Support by Confucius Institute Leipzig, Germany


ERASMUS Staff Mobility: Financial Support for Conference Yin Yang – A New Perspective on Culture (500 €)


PROMOS: Financial Support for Oxford Internet Institute Summer Doctoral Programme 2011 (1000 €)

09/2006 – 06/2007

ERASMUS SOKRATES: Scholarship for Stay at University of Teesside (2500 €)


Sophiengymnasium (Grammar School), Colditz, Germany: Valedictorian (Sophiendukat)


Mathematics Olympics, Germany: 1st Place High School, 3rd Place District


Mathematics Olympics, Germany: 1st Place High School, 1st Place District, Honorable Mention for Top 10 Students in Saxony, Germany


Mathematics Olympics, Germany: 1st Place High School, 2nd Place District


Mathematics Olympics, Germany: 1st Place High School, 3rd Place District

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