Marlene Schaaf M.A.

Research Assistant

since 10/2019: Research assistant at the Department for Communication, University of Mainz, Germany

09/2019:  Master of Arts (M.A) in Communication Studies, Master's thesis „Und jetzt erst recht?! Die (Medien-)Öffentlichkeit als Mobilisierungsfaktor in Tarifauseinandersetzungen. Eine qualitative Studie zu Motiven der Streikbeteiligung“ („And now more than ever?! The (media) public as a mobilization factor in wage disputes. A qualitative study on motives for strike participation“)

10/2017-09/2019: Communication studies with focus on communication and media research (M.A.) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

10/2017: Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in communication and book studies, Bachelor's thesis „Hirndoping auf Rezept der Journalisten? Der Einfluss der Medienberichterstattung auf die Bereitschaft von Studierenden, psychoaktive Substanzen zur geistigen Leistungssteigerung einzunehmen“ („Brain doping on journalists' prescription? The influence of media coverage on the willingness of students to take psychoactive substances to improve mental performance“)

10/2013-10/2017: Communication and book studies (B.A.) at the Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

04/2015-09/2019: Conceptual and organizational project work as scientific assistant in various projects at the Department of Communication Science, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany

e.g. in the BMBF joint project "Pharmacological Cognitive Enhancement – Between Planned Knowledge Transfer and Not Intended Repercussions" and the DFG projects "From News Values to Discussion Values: Causes, Conditions and Effects of media-stimulated interpersonal communication on News Websites" as well as "Collective Bargaining and the Media - The mediated public in political and economic negotiations"

More internships at the Institute for Reading and Media Research of the Reading Foundation and the local radio editorial office Antenne Landau.

 

Research Focus

  • Political communication (especially media influences on protests and protest mobilization as well as on decision-making processes of political and economic elites)
  • Health communication (especially knowledge transfer on so-called "brain doping" and the effects of health messages)
  • Methods of Empirical Communication Science

 

Awards

2019: Master Award for Communication and Media Research for the best thesis 2019 by the Alumni Foundation of the Department of Communication at the University Mainz

 

Contact

Address: Department of Communication, Jakob-Welder-Weg 12, 55099 Mainz, Germany
Room: Georg Forster building 03.239
Phone: +496131/39-36147
E-Mail: marlene.schaaf@uni-mainz.de