Dr. Leif Kramp

ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen

Research Area

Research Coordination


Since March 2011, Kramp works as Researcher and Research Coordinator at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) of the University of Bremen.

Previously, Kramp worked as a lecturer and researcher at the Macromedia University for Media and Communication in Hamburg, as Research Fellow at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies in Berlin, as well as a Research Project Assistant at the Hans-Bredow-Institute for Media Research in Hamburg.

Kramp studied journalism, media and communication studies, history and economics (MA) at the University of Hamburg and graduated 2010 (Dr. phil.) with a doctoral thesis on television as a factor of social memory and strategies for the work of TV archives and TV museums. Between 2006 and 2008 he made several research trips to the U.S. and Canada, supported by a grant from the FAZIT-foundation.

Kramp teaches at the Institute for Historical Journalism, Communication and Media Studies of the University of Bremen, the Jacobs University Bremen and the Hamburg Media School. He is a founding member as well as board member of the Association for Media and Journalism Criticism and founding member of the initiative Audiovisual Heritage. Since 2011, Kramp is a jury member of the initiative Nachrichtenaufklärung (INA, engl.: Initiative News Enlightment). From 2010 to 2011, he was an associate in the New Responsibility Foundation project "Future of Journalism". He is a member of the editorial board of the journalism think tank VOCER and one of the directors of the junior executive programme VOCER Innovation Medialab.

Research Interests

Media and Communication Studies, Journalism Research, Transcultural Communication, International Media Cultures, Global Media Change, Media and Cultural Politics, Media History and Heritage Media Management.


  • European Communication Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Association for Media and Journalism Review (VfMJ) (Founding Member)
  • German Journalists Association (DJV)



Book series: "Transforming Communications"

Book series: "Transforming Communications"

The book series ‘Transforming Communications’ is dedicated to cross-media communication research. It aims to support all kinds of research that are interested in processes of communication taking place across different kinds of media and that subsequently make media’s transformative potential accessible. With this profile, the series addresses a wide range of different areas of study: media production, representation and appropriation as well as media technologies and their use, all from a current as well as a a historical perspective.

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[Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen


Creative Unit "Communicative Figurations" conference

International conference from December 7-9, 2016, House of Science Bremen

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