Dr. Markus Schäfer

Research Assistant

11/2017: Dr. phil. in Communication Research
Dissertation: the journalistic role in public debate on cognitive enhancement

11/2011 – present: Research Assistant at the Department of Communication, University of Mainz, Germany

11/2011: Master of Arts in Communication Science, Psychology and Political Science. Thesis on the press coverage of celebrity suicides in Germany

10/2008 - present: Employee at the Ticket Department, 1. FSV Mainz 05, Germany

9/2007 - 7/2008: Studies of International Relations, Political Science and Communication Science, Université de Genève, Switzerland

8/2006 - 11/2011: Employee for Public Relations and Visitor Services at the state parliament of Rhineland-Palatinate, Germany

4/2005 - 11/2011: Studies of Communication Science, Psychology and Political Science, University of Mainz, Germany

Editorial internships at Südwestrundfunk (SWR), Darmstädter Echo, Rhein-Zeitung (RZ) and Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (F.A.Z). Freelancer at Darmstädter Echo (Odenwälder Echo) and Rhein-Zeitung (RZ), student editor in the online editorial team of Frankfurter Allgemeinen Zeitung (FAZ.NET/RMZ)

Research Agenda:

  • Health Communication
  • Sport Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Science Communication



Phone: +496131/39-28269

E-Mail: markus.schaefer@uni-mainz.de