Prof. Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz

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

Research Area

Communication and Media Studies (Communication Change)


Dr. Stefanie Averbeck-Lietz is a Professor of communication and media studies with an emphasis on media change at the ZeMKI, Center for Communication, Media and Information Research, University of Bremen.

Since 2005 she has worked as an Associated Professor of Theory and Sociology of Public Communication and Media Ethics at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig, and from 1999 to 2005 as a research assistant at the same University. From 2008-09 she was a Contract Professor at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research of the University of Zurich. 2010-11 she was Deputy Professor at the Department of Communication at the University of Muenster. She received her doctorate in 2000 from the University of Muenster with a thesis on the intellectual history of Newspaper Studies in the Weimar Republic and got her Venia Legendi at the University of Leipzig with a study (Habilitation) on French communication theories. She worked as a lecturer at the Bauhaus University Weimar (2002-2003) and at the Universities of Zurich and Fribourg/CH (2008-2011). As a postdoctoral fellow of the DAAD, in 1999 she carried out research at the Institut Français de Presse (University of Paris). She studied journalism, political science and romance languages at the University in Muenster.

Research Interests

Communication History and Media Change, History of Communication Studies, Communication and Media Ethics, Inter- and Transcultural Communication, Qualitative Methodology





[Translate to Englisch:] Tagungen


Creative Unit "Communicative Figurations" conference

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

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