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Prof. Dr. Hannah Schmid-Petri, Inhaberin des Lehrstuhls für Wissenschaftskommunikation an der Universität Passau.

Professor Hannah Schmid-Petri

Professor Hannah Schmid-Petri is holder of the Chair of Science Communication at the University of Passau and member of the board of directors of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation. Before that, she was a senior assistant at the Institute of Communication and Media Science at the University of Bern. In her research, she occupies herself with science communication, political communication and on-line communication. She also tests methods of automated data analysis in communication research.

Professor Hannah Schmid-Petri is holder of the Chair of Science Communication at the University of Passau and member of the board of directors of the Bavarian Research Institute for Digital Transformation. Before that, she was a senior assistant at the Institute of Communication and Media Science at the University of Bern. In her research, she occupies herself with science communication, political communication and on-line communication. She also tests methods of automated data analysis in communication research.

"In my research I occupy myself mainly with the public discussion of socially controversial issues such as climate change. What interests me most is which social groups gain influence in debates and influence on political decision-making processes, and how that influence can be explained. One particular focus in my research is on the way the conditions of public communication have been changed by digitalisation."

More on her research

Professor Schmid-Petri occupies herself with one of the central challenges of our times: communication of and about scientific and political topics in a new, digitally connected (media) environment. She also analyses public debates on various political issues such as climate change. An overview of the main areas of her research

Publications 2019

  • Schmid-Petri, H., Reber, U., Arlt, D., Elgesem, D., Adam, S. & Häussler, T. (accepted). A dynamic perspective on publics and counterpublics: The role of the blogosphere in pushing the issue of climate change during the 2016 US presidential campaign. Environmental Communication.

  • Adam, S., Häussler, T., Schmid-Petri, H. & Reber, U. (accepted for publication). Coalitions and counter-coalitions in online contestation: an analysis of the German and British climate change debate. New Media & Society.

  • Schmid-Petri, H. & Bürger, M. (accepted for publication). Modeling science communication: from linear to more complex models. In M. Dascal, A. Leßmöllmann & T. Gloning (Hrsg.), Handbook of Science Communication. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton.

  • Schmid-Petri, H. & Adam, S. (accepted for publication). Innovative Methoden der Inhaltsanalyse - automatisierte Verfahren im Fokus. In O. Gabriel, T. Faas & J. Maier (Hrsg.), Handbuch der Wahl- und Einstellungsforschung. Baden-Baden: Nomos Verlag.

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