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Dr. Josephine Schmitt

Scientist and certified Scrum Master

My expertise lies at the intersection of media psychology, communication sciences, media education, and science and technology studies.



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About Me

🚀 Bridging the Gap between Science and Practice: As the scientific coordinator at CAIS, I focus on the development of and research on innovative concepts for interdisciplinary collaboration in digitalization research. By applying agile methods, among others, in the CAIS research innovation hub, I actively shape the future of science.

My research analyzes hate speech and political education on the internet, simultaneously translating scientific insights into practical didactic concepts for radicalization prevention and media literacy transfer.

As the Equal Opportunity Officer at CAIS, I also advocate for promoting diversity. 💻📚 #Digitalization #Research #MediaLiteracy #Equality #CAIS

Professional Experience

April 2021 - today

Scientific Coordinator at Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS) in Bochum.

September 2018 - August 2019

Senior Researcher at IFKW, Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich, Research and Teaching on Online-Propaganda and Media Literacy Education.

October 2020 - April 2021

Interims Professor for Innovative Methods in Communication Studies at University of Bremen

August 2019 - October 2020

Senior Researcher at the Center for Advanced Internet Studies (CAIS), Bochum. Responsible for the Research Innovation Hub

March 2016 - June 2018

Senior Researcher at University of Cologne, Project Lead of the interdisciplinary EU-Project CONTRA (Countering Propaganda by Narration Towards Anti-Radical Awareness)

May 2013 - February 2016

PhD-Student at University of Hohenheim. Research and Teaching on Political Information Online, Political Knowledge and Political Discussion.

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