Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer

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

Research Area

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


Sigrid Kannengießer holds a Postdoc-position at ZeMKI since 2012; her current project on sustainability and media appropriation is funded by the Central Research Development Fund of the University of Bremen. 

She was awarded the Bremer Studienpreis 2013 for her dissertation in which she analyzed a transloacal network of women's organizations. Her dissertation was funded by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (2009-2012). After studying Media Culture and Political Science at the University of Bochum and the University of Hamburg, she was research associate at the University of Hamburg (2007-2009). In 2008 she graduated from the program "Virtual Intercultural Gender Studies. Qualification equality" at the University of Hagen.

She is chairperson of the devision Sociology of Media Communication of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (2015-2017 she was vice-chairperson).

REsearch Interests

media sociology and digital communication, sustainability and media (appropriation), political movements and media, environmental communication, transcultural and political communication, digital storytelling, materiality and media technologies, gender media studies


  • European Communication Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Society for Media Studies (GfM)
  • Society for Gender Studies (Gender e.V.)
  • Verein für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung



A complete list of publications can be downloaded here.

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 issue "Acting on Media: Influencing, Shaping and (Re)Configuring the Fabric of Everyday Life"

Special issue "Acting on Media: Influencing, Shaping and (Re)Configuring the Fabric of Everyday Life"

In one way or the other the current transformation of society is related to media, which are understood to mean organizations, content and technologies. As a consequence, media themselves are gaining increasing relevance in political debates and for political activity per se. Actors like hacker collectives, alternative media or open source movements do not only use media to organize, collaborate and to mobilize, but explicitly center their activities on media-related questions.

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Creative Unit "Communicative Figurations" conference

International conference from December 7-9, 2016, House of Science Bremen

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