about me

katrin weller

I am an information scientist working at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln (Cologne),  Department Compuational Social Science. At GESIS, I’m responsible for new approaches to using social media in social science research. I am am 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. Within the fields of information science and web science my research focus is on social media, social semantic web, informetrics & altmetrics, web users and communication structures. In my current research projects, I am mainly studying Twitter communication in different contexts.
Twitter and SocietyMy 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 in 2005.I have regularly given classes in information science at HHU Düsseldorf and enjoy working in interdisciplinary research teams. Furthermore, I am co-author of a monthly column on social media trends for the German trade journal Password.

on the web

@kwelle on Twitter
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+ my website at GESIS
+ my former website at Heinrich-Heine-University, Dept. of Information Science


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