about me


I am an information scientist working at GESIS – Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln (Cologne), Department Computational Social Science. There, I’m head of the team “Social Analytics and Services” and responsible for new approaches to using social media in social science research.

In 2015, was one of two inaugural Digital Studies fellows at the Library of Congress’ John W. Kluge Center. Until 2012 I worked at the Department of Information Science at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf.

My PhD thesis was about combining Social and Semantic Web strategies for knowledge representation. Before my PhD, I completed a Magistra Artium degree in History, Media Studies and Information Science. I have several years of teaching experience. I am regularly reviewing for different journals and am frequently involved in the organization of academic conferences and events. I enjoy working in interdisciplinary research teams and have been lucky to collaborate with researchers from various disciplines in the past.

Within the fields of Computational Sociel Science, Internet Research and Web Science my research focus is on social media, new types of research data and data preservation, scholarly communication & altmetrics, web users and communication structures.  

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