Helena Bilandzic#

Helena Bilandzic
Membership Number:4395
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • Since 9/2010 Full Professor for Communication Research/ Media Processes and Effects at the University of Augsburg
  • 1/2010 – 8/2010 Full Professor for Media and Communication Research at the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen
  • 9/2003 – 12/2009 Assistant Professor at the University of Erfurt
  • 4/2007 Visiting Scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication der University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia
  • 10/2005 - 3/2006 Guest professor at the Technical University of Ilmenau
  • 4/2005 – 9/2005 Visiting Scholar at the Washington State University, Pullman
  • 4/2003 – 9/2003 Guest professor at the University of the Arts in Berlin
  • 2002 - 2003 Lecturer at the University of Erfurt
  • 1997 - 2002 Lecturer and Ph.D. candidate at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich

Fields of Scholarship
  • Methods and Methodology: quantitative and qualitative data collection and analysis; ex-perimental designs, multimethod designs
  • Media Processes and Effects: narrative experience and persuasion, cultivation, media use, environmental and health communication

Honours and Awards
  • Two major European research grants:
    • Marie Curie Actions-IRSES: „Narratives in health communication – a multi-disciplinary approach to strengthen understanding of the roles and uses of narratives in conveying health information and changing health behaviors” (2014-2017) (Lead researcher: Enny Das)
    • COST-Action: Transforming Audiences, Transforming Societies (grant no. IS0906, 2010-2014) (Major COST Action with members from 27 European countries. (Lead researcher: Geoffroy Patriarche)
  • Four national grants from the German Research Foundation:
    • Narrative as a mode of evidence in public discourse about genetic research (grant no. BI 838/9, 2017-2021) (Lead researchers: Susanne Kinnebrock and Helena Bilandzic)
    • Television stories and social reality: Moral effects and the role of emotional processes (grant no. BI 838/8-II, 2013-2016) (Lead researcher: Helena Bilandzic)
    • Television stories and social reality: Narrative specific effects, their mechanisms and the role of experiences (grant no. BI 838/8-I, 2009-2012) (Lead researcher: Helena Bilandzic)
    • The effects of fictional television messages: Narrative realism and transportation in the cultivation process (grant no. BI 838/3-I, 2005) (Lead researcher: Helena Bilandzic)
  • Board member of the evaluation panel for social sciences in the German Research Foundation in 2012 and re-elected in 2016

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