Sophie Lecheler#

Sophie Lecheler
Membership Number:6222
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:AUSTRIA

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2016 - present Full Professor (Political Communication) at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria
  • 2014 - 2016 Associate Professor (Political Communication & Journalism; tenured) Amsterdam School of Communication Research, ASCoR Department of Communication Science
  • 2010 - 2014 Assistant Professor (Political Communication; tenured), Amsterdam School of Communication Research, ASCoR Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2013 - 2014 Research Fellow (Marie Curie Intra-European-Fellowship), Department of Government, The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE), UK

Fields of Scholarship
  • Framing
  • Experimental research
  • Digital news journalism
  • Political journalism
  • Social media
  • Emotion in politics
  • News processing
  • Political communication
  • Public sphere

Honours and Awards
  • 2021 - 2025 Grant for the project “Transparent Automated Content Moderation”, PI together with co-PI Allan Hanbury (TU Wien). WWTF Digital Humanism 2020 Call
  • 2021 - 2024 Grant for Scientific Programme Coordination (SPC) within programme on “Democratic Governance in a Turbulent Age”. NORFACE Network
  • 2021 - 2024 Grant for the Marie Curie IF project “Fabricating Twitter: Social media narratives, political dissidence, and false information in Iran”. European Commission
  • 2020 - 2024 Grant for the Project “DATADRIVEN: Data-driven campaigns: intended and unintended consequences for democracy”, Co-PI with Sanne Kruikemeier a.o.. NORFACE Network
  • 2011 Kyoon Hur Dissertation Award, Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association (ICA), for dissertation “Framing Politics”
  • 2010 ASCoR Baschwitz PhD Candidate Article of the Year Award, Amsterdam School of Communication Research/ASCoR, Universiteit van Amsterdam, for “Issue Importance as a Moderator of Framing Effects”, Communication Research.

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