Collegium Helveticum

Ulrike Klinger
Senior Fellow 2023–2024

Communication science
Fellowship duration
February 01, 2024–June 30, 2024
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European University Viadrina, DE


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Ulrike Klinger's research focuses on the impact of digital technologies on democracy and public spheres from theoretical and empirical perspectives, for instance, election campaigns, discourse dynamics, social bots, populism, and propaganda. Her most recent book is Platforms, Power, and Politics: An Introduction to Political Communication in the Digital Age (Cambridge, 2023), co-authored with Daniel Kreiss and Bruce Mutsvairo.

Ulrike is professor of digital democracy at the European New School of Digital Studies at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt (Oder) in Germany and an associated researcher at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society in Berlin. During her time in Zurich, she will be a visiting professor at the Department for Communication and Media Research at the University of Zurich. She was an assistant professor of Digital Communication at Freie Universität Berlin (2018-2020) and a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ) at the University of Zurich (2009-2018). Among her recent fellowships are the Thomas Mann House in Los Angeles (2024) and the University of California at Santa Barbara (2017 and 2021).