Michael Reiss has been a Research and Teaching Associate and SNF doctoral student in the Media Change & Innovation Division at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich since September 2018.
Previously he studied at Heidelberg University (Germany) where he received a Bachelor each in Sociology and Economics in 2015. Subsequently Michael completed the master’s programs Socio-Ecological Economics and Policy at the Vienna University of Economics (Austria) and Social Research Methods at the London School of Economics and Political Science (United Kingdom).
His research interests involve topics in the nexus of internet & society, specifically social- and digital inequality, new and social media, as well as issues of power and transformation. At IKMZ he is mainly engaged in a SNF research project on algorithmic selection in everyday life.