about me

katrin weller

I am an information scientist working at GESIS Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences in Köln (Cologne),  Department Computational Social Science. At GESIS, 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 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, informetrics & altmetrics, web users and communication structures. I am co-editor of Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2014).

My PhD thesis was about combining Social and Semantic Web strategies for Twitter and Societyknowledge 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.

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