Since April 2019 Stephan O. Görland has been a research assistant at the Center for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at the University of Bremen.
He studied journalism and communication sciences in Vienna between 2006 and 2011 and then moved to the University of Rostock as a research assistant (2012-2019). Here he was employed, among other things, in the DFG project "Mobile Media as a Catalyst of Temporal Boundary Effects", in which he investigated the transformation of the sense of time and time practices through mobile media. In addition, he was employed in 2016 at the Berlin Institute for Empirical Integration and Migration Research at the Humboldt University of Berlin, where he analyzed the smartphone use of refugees in a project funded by the Federal Government Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration.
Stephan O. Görland received his doctorate in 2018 with a thesis on the accelerated sense of time in waiting and transit times through the smartphone.
In his research he focuses on three main areas: First, the transformation of time through the use of new media. The second is the media appropriation of fugitives and diaspora groups in Germany. And thirdly, new forms of computer mediated communication through automated communication using language assistants such as Alexa or Siri.