Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp

ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen

Research Area

Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Media Culture and Communication Theory

Vita

Andreas Hepp is Professor of Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Media Culture and Communication Theory at ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Sciences, of which he is the spokesman. From 2004 to 2005 Andreas Hepp was an Assistant Professor of Cultural Significance of Digital Media, and from 2005 to 2010 Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Bremen. Prior to his work at the University of Bremen, in 2003/4 he represented a professorship of Communication Studies with a focus on Media Sociology and Media Psychology at the Institute of Communication Studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Muenster. From 1995 to 1997 he was a research assistant in the DFG project "Talking about television" at the University of Trier, 1999 research associate at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in the Interdisciplinary Institute for Applied Cultural Studies (IAK), 1999 to 2003 leading research assistant at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies (IfMK) of the TU Ilmenau. In addition, Andreas Hepp has taught and researched as a guest of those universities, as well as at the Goldsmiths College of the University of London, the Nottingham Trent University and the University of Sunderland.

Research Interests

Media and Communication Theory, Media Sociology, inter- and cross-cultural Communication, Cultural Studies, Media Change, Media and Religious Change, methods of qualitative media research, Media Reception and Appropriation and discourse analysis


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Book series: "Transforming Communications"

Book series: "Transforming Communications"

The book series ‘Transforming Communications’ is dedicated to cross-media communication research. It aims to support all kinds of research that are interested in processes of communication taking place across different kinds of media and that subsequently make media’s transformative potential accessible. With this profile, the series addresses a wide range of different areas of study: media production, representation and appropriation as well as media technologies and their use, all from a current as well as a a historical perspective.

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Special section "Digital Traces in Context"

Special section "Digital Traces in Context"

“Big data” has become a contested buzzword for media and communications research, but remains a vague concept when it comes to empirical, contextualised analysis and interpretations. From the point of view of the media user and a critical analysis of media practices, it is rather “digital traces” that matter. The term “traces” puts emphasis on the fact that these data result from the practices of individuals, collectivities, and organizations while using digital media. To understand “digital traces” we have to relate them to the various actors who originate them, as well as the contexts that matter.

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Special issue "Constructivism in communication studies" (in German language)

Special issue "Constructivism in communication studies" (in German language)

Andreas Hepp, Wiebke Loosen and Uwe Hasebrink co-edit special issue of the academic peer-reviewed journal "Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft" on "Constructivism in Communication Studies" (together with Jo Reichertz). The special issue is only availabe in German language. The special issue is comprises 13 articles which focus on theoretical approaches, new theoretical perspectives and current transformations.

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