I hold a Magister degree in Media and Communication Studies from the University of Leipzig as well as a degree in European Studies from the Technical University of Kaliningrad. In June 2012 I received a PhD from University of Örebro in cooperation with Södertörn University (title: Civic Experiences and Public Connection. Media and Young People in Estonia), Committee: Peter Lunt (Chair), Andre Jansson, Cecilia von Feilitzen, Annett Hill. My supervisors were Staffan Ericson (Södertörn University) and Mats Ekström (University of Gothenburg). In 2010 I was an associate research student at Goldsmiths College, University of London (supervised by Nick Couldry).

In 2013-2015 I was a visiting post-doc at the Center for Global Communication Studies at the Annenberg School for Communication (University of Pennsylvania). My post-doc project concerned historical forms of media participation that emerged in the context of moments of crisis. Simultaneously, I was acting as a research fellow in the collaborative project Narratives of Europe.

In November 2018, I was elected as the chair of the Communication and Democracy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). Since May 2019, I act as the chair of the interest group on Activism, Communication and Social Justice within the ICA.


Memory and Media Research Network – funded by the German Research Council (DFG)

Datafication, data inequalities and data justice in the Nordic countries – funded by HOS-NS

Digital Activism in China, Russia and Scandinavia – funded by STINT

Medialisering av kultur och vardagslivet – funded by Riksbankens jubilieumsfond