Larissa Hugentobler

Larissa Hugentobler, MA

Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant

Phone: +41 44 635 20 70

Room number: AND 3.61

l.hugentobler@ikmz.uzh.ch

Research Interests

Public memory, digital memory, community building (online), ethnic minorities and Internet use, mobile communication, gender and (digital) communication, representation online.

CV

2018 – today:

Research and teaching assistant at the Department of Communication and Media Research. PhD project: Public memory in a digital age.

2018-2020:

CAS Hochschuldidaktik (further education diploma in teaching at the university level)

2017:

Research assistant (with a BA degree) at the Deparment of Communication and Media Research (Division Internet Use & Society)

2017:

Teaching assistant at the Deparment of Communication and Media Research (Division Internet Use & Society)

2016-2017:

Master’s degree in English with a minor in communication and media research from the University of Zürich

2016-2017:

Journalistic internship with following freelance contributions at the Swiss magazine annabelle (print and online)

2015-2016:

Master’s program in conference interpreting at the ZHAW in Winterthur

2011-2015:

Bachelor degree in English with a minor in communication and media research from the University of Zürich

2010-2011:

Assessment year at the University of St.Gallen (HSG)

Conference Presentations

Upcoming: September 2020
The Barcelona Conference on Arts, Media & Culture (BAMC): Embracing Difference. Presentation titled “Memory Set in Stone? The Importance of Physical Memorials to Dr. King in the Digital Age” – virtual conference

June 14, 2020
18th European Conference on Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (ECSCW): Workshop Datafication and Cultural Heritage – provocations, threats, and design opportunities.  Position Paper titled “Here and Now: Mobile Interactions with Memorials to Minority Group Members” – virtual workshop

May 2020
70th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference: Open Communication. Presentation titled “Mobile Interactions with Physical Memorials” – virtual conference

May 2020
70th Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference: Open Communication. Presentation titled “Memory Set in Stone? Why Physical Memorials to Minority Groups Matter” – virtual conference

January 8, 2020
Annual Media, Communication and Cultural Studies Association (MeCCSA) Conference Brighton: Media Interactions and Environments. Presentation titled “Mobile Memories”

November 3, 2018
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Lugano: Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation. Presentation titled: “Racial and Ethnic Differences in the Adoption of Photo-Based Social Network Sites”, Paper with Eszter Hargittai

November 3, 2018        
European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA) Lugano: Centres and Peripheries: Communication, Research, Translation. Presentation titled: “Who Reviews Online?”, Paper with Eszter Hargittai

Public Talks

March 2, 2020
“Feminism and Digital Activism.” Talk and Discussion at the Pestalozzi Children’s Foundation in Trogen, Switzerland.

September 12, 2019
Referat mit dem Titel «Der digitale Wandel im feministischen Aktivismus» und anschliessende Podiumsdiskussion in der Eventreihe Gender Matters des Kompetenzzentrum Integration und Gleichstellung, St.Gallen

Publications

December 4, 2019
Hunsaker, A., Nguyen, M.H., Fuchs, J., Djukaric, T., Hugentobler, L., & Hargittai, E. (2019). “He Explained It to Me and I Also Did It Myself”: How Older Adults Get Support with Their Technology Uses. Socius, 5. https://doi.org/10.1177/2378023119887866

Teaching

Fall semester 2020
Teaching original BA seminar “Gender Differences in Online Content Creation”
and original BA lecture “Gender and the Internet”

Spring semester 2020
Taught original BA seminar “Gender Differences in Online Content Creation” (English, 24 students)

Fall semester 2019
Created and taught an original BA seminar “Gender Differences in Online Content Creation” (German, 21 students)

Spring semester 2019
Taught my original BA course «Ethnic Minorities & the Internet» (German, 13 students)

Fall semester 2018
Created and taught an original BA lecture «Gender & the Internet» (English, 114 students)

Spring semester 2018
Created and taught an original BA course «Ethnic Minorities & the Internet» (English, 29 students)

Individual Grants

June 2020 Candoc: Forschungskredit der Universität Zürich (PhD project scholarship for two years).

June 2019 GRC Travel Grant (by the University of Zürich) for dissertation fieldwork in Washington, D.C.

Reviewing Engagements

International Communication Association (ICA)

DACH21: Dreiländertagung für Kommunikationswissenschaft