Andreas Hepp#

Andreas Hepp
Membership Number:4535
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:GERMANY

Present and Previous Positions

  • 2010 to present Full Professor (W3) of Media and Communication Studies with the Special Areas Media Culture and Communication Theory, ZeMKI, University of Bremen
  • 2015 (March) – 2016 (March) Visting Senior Fellow at the Department of Media and Communications, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • 2012 (March-August) Visiting fellow at the Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths, University of London
  • 2005 – 2010 Full professor (W2) of Communication Studies, University of Bremen
  • 2004 – 2005 Associate Professor (W1) in Digital Media Culture, University of Bremen
  • 2003 – 2004 Deputy Professor for Communication Studies with the Special Areas Media Sociology and Media Psychology, University of Münster
  • 2001 – 2004 Assistant Professor, Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Ilmenau Technical University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Media culture
  • Mediatization
  • Social theory
  • Datafication of social practices
  • Transnational and transcultural communication
  • Qualitative methods of media research

Honours and Awards
  • Zeitschriftenpreis 2017 der DGPuK for the article "Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft in datengetriebenen Zeiten". In: Publizistik, 61, pp. 225-246.
  • Theoriepreis 2017 der DGPuK for the book Nick Couldry / Andreas Hepp: The Mediated Construction of Reality. Cambridge: Polity Press, 2017
  • 2010 Best journal publication award 2010, German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • 2013 – 2016 Spokesperson and principal investigator Creative Research Unit ‘Communicative Figurations’, funded by the University of Bremen’s Institutional Strategy ‘Ambitious and Agile’ in the frame of the Excellence Initiative launched by the German Government and the federal states (750,000 euros)
  • 2012 – 2016 Co-applicant to establish the DFG priority research pro-gramme 1505 ‘Mediatized Worlds’, principal investigator since projects started on communicative networking and media generations and on methods for qualitative long-term research (funding of all projects as principal investigator: 935,453 euros; the project on media generations has a special extension to 12/2017)
  • 2007 – 2014 ‘The Transnationalisation of Public Spheres: The Case of the EU’, funded by the DFG as part of the Collaborative Research Centre 597 ‘Transformations of the State’ (overall funding: 1,558,000 euros)

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