Sina Blassnig

Sina Blassnig, MA

Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant

Phone: +41 44 634 46 91

Room number: AND 3.50

s.blassnig@ikmz.uzh.ch

Curriculum vitae

01/2016 – Present                    Research Associate at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Division: International & Comparative Media Research, University of Zurich
03/2014 – 12/2014 Various Tutorages at the Institute of Mass Communication & Media Research, Divisions: International & Comparative Media Research and Media & Politics, University of Zurich
10/2013 – 09/2015 Student Research Assistant at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Division: Media & Politics, University of Zurich
09/2013 – 03/2016 Master of Arts UZH in Mass Communication and Media Research (major) and Political Science (minor) at the University of Zurich

Master Thesis: Populist Communication in the Self-Presentation of Politicians. A Comparative Analysis of Talk Shows, Facebook, and Twitter in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States.

03/2013 – 08/2013 Junior Communications Manager at swissnex San Francisco
09/2012 – 12/2012 Communications Intern at the Communications Office of the Government Council, Canton of Zurich
10/2011 – 06/2012 PR Trainee at Weibel Communication AG, Zollikon
08/2010 – 07/2011 Student Project Assistant at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, Division: Media & Politics, University of Zurich

NCCR-Project: Mediatization of political interest groups: Changes of organizational structure and communication repertoire, Dr. Erik Jentges and Dr. Matthias Brändli

09/2009 – 06/2012 Bachelor of Arts UZH in Mass Communication and Media Research (major), Political Science, and Theory

Teaching and Research Interests

Political communication, populism, online communication, social media, comparative media research

Dissertation

The Dissertation is part of the project Populist Online Communication in Europe: Self-Representation, Media Representation, and Audience Reconstruction of Political Actors.

Publications

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Contributions at Conferences

«Argumentum Popularis» - Populism and the Use of Argumentative Fallacies. ECREA’s Political Communication Section Interim Conference, Zürich, November 22-23 2017

Extreme parties and populism: an analysis of Facebook and Twitter across six countries. ICA Conference, San Diego, June 25-29 2017 (presented by N. Ernst)

Populist Communication in the Self-Presentation of Politicians. A Comparative Content Analysis of Talk Shows, Facebook, and Twitter in Switzerland, Germany, Great Britain, and the United States. ECREA Conference, Prague, November 9-12 2016

Populist Communication in the Self-Presentation of Politicians. ICA Conference, Fukuoka Japan, June 9-13 2016

Activities and Offices

Substitute Member of the Management Committee of COST Action IS1308 on “Populist Political Communication in Europe” URL: http://www.cost.eu/COST_Actions/isch/IS1308

Member of the International Communications Association (ICA), European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), German Communication Association (DGPuK), Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SGKM)

Teaching

Fall semester 2017: lecture (undergraduate level): Grundlagen der Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft I und II at the Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with F. Esser, B. Fretwurst & N. Ernst)

Fall semester 2016 & Spring Semester 2017: research seminar (undergraduate level): Erfolgreiche Populisten in ganz Europa: Welche Rolle übernehmen die Medien? and supervision of Bachelor theses at Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research, University of Zurich (co-teaching with N. Ernst)