Team

Scientific Staff

HUG, Theo, Univ.-Prof. Dr. (Head of department)

Theo HugHug, Theo, Dr. phil. (born in 1960), took classes in psychology, pedagogy, mathematics and philosophy, and finished his postdoctoral qualification in 1996 at the University of Innsbruck (LFU).

Since 2011, he has been full professor of Educational Sciences (with emphasis on Media Education and Communications Culture), a founding member and coordinator of the interfaculty focal research group Innsbruck Media Studies.

Since 2015 he has been a member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (EASA), as well.

His areas of interest include media education and media literacy, mobile learning and micro-learning, medialization education, knowledge and communication, methodology and the philosophy of science.


More information about Theo Hug
:

website: www.hug-web.at

e-mail: theo.hug_(at)_uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-73602
fax: +43 512 507-949 73600

room: 383, Maximilianstr. 2, building A, 3rd Floor

consultation Hours: 15:30-16:30 pm, as arranged by e-mail

MISSOMELIUS, Petra, Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr. (Deputy head of department)

Petra MissomeliusMissomelius, Petra, Assoz.-Prof. Priv.-Doz. Dr., studied modern German literature and media, European ethnology, and cultural research, as well as fine arts at Philipps University in Marburg, where she obtained her doctorate in 2006 with a thesis entitled “Digital Media Culture. Media configuration and perception.” Starting in 2001, she was employed as a research assistant at the Institute for Media Studies of the Faculty of German Studies and the Science of Art at Philipps University in Marburg, researching the artistic use of media, film analysis and knowledge, digital photography, and imaging methods in the natural sciences, as well as media education.

Since 2012, she has been at the Faculty of Education of Leopold Franzens University and working in the area of media education and communication culture. She is Speaker of the “Medienkultur und Bildung” (Media Culture and Education) Research Group of the Society for Media Science (GfM), as well as the “Keine Bildung ohne Medien” (“No Education Without Media”) policy initiative. She is Chief Editor of education/policy at the online journal “Medienimpulse – Beiträge zur Medienpädagogik” (“Media Impulses – contributions to media education”).

Her research fields are: media theory, (moving) image cultures and media practices, theories of the body and technology, media and science/education.

She is currently working on a monograph on education in transformative media cultures (habilitation treatise).


More information about Petra Missomelius:

website: ogy.de/PetraMissomelius

Academia: uibk.academia.edu/PetraMissomelius

e-mail: petra.missomelius_(at)_uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-73603
fax: +43 512 507- 949 73600

room: 384, Maximilianstr. 2, building A, 3rd floor

consultation hours: as arranged by e-mail

ZEITEL-BANK, Natascha, Dr. (Senior Lecturer)

Natascha Zeitel-BankZeitel-Bank, Natascha, Dr.  studied sociology at the university Mannheim with focus on European comparative social research and finished her doctoral thesis in political science at the university of Erlangen-Nürnberg in Germany (European Regional Policy and the impact of economic and political interests).

Beside her academic career, Dr. Zeitel-Bank worked more than ten years as journalist in the context of European affairs (ZDF, Deutsche Welle, Bavarian television) in Mainz, Munich, Berlin and Brussels. In this field she is still active. She worked also for five years as project leader for marketing and PR in France and Italy at the Tyrolean Tourist Board, GST (2003-2007).  

During her studies and professional experiences she completed research and study stays at the Graduate School of Business in Cape Town, South Africa, the University of Indiana, Institute for Development Strategies, Indiana,USA and University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia..


More information about Natascha Zeitel-Bank:

website: https://www.icer.at/team/natascha-zeitel-bank/

e-mail: Natascha.Zeitel-Bank@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-73608
fax: +43 512 507-949 73600

room: 385, Maximilianstr. 2, building A, 3rd Floor


Administration

Secretary

PANIZZUTTI-GIULIANI, Sarah

Sarah Panizzutti-GiulianiPanizzutti-Giuliani, Sarah has been working as secretary at the Department of Media, Society and Communication since October 2020.


More information about Sarah Panizzutti-Giuliani:

e-mail: Sarah.Panizzutti@uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-73600
room 386, Maximilianstr. 2, building A, 3rd floor


Technical secretary

LEDERWASCH, Anton 

e-mail: anton.lederwasch_(at)_uibk.ac.at
phone: +43 512 507-73605
fax: +43 512 507-949 73600

room: 386, Maximilianstr. 2, building A, 3rd floor

OETTL, Manfred

Manfred Oettl

Oettl, Manfred studies mechatronics at the Technical University of Innsbruck. Since march 2020 he works as a technical secretary at the Institute for Media, Society, and Communication.

 

E-mail: manfred.oettl@uibk.ac.at

Room 388, Maximilianstr. 2, building A, 3rd floor

Project Assistants DigiVis

GALLNER-HOLZMANN, Katharina, Mag.

Katharina Gallner-HolzmannGallner-Holzmann, Katharina, Mag. is a research assistant in the DigiVis project and is writing her dissertation on virtual museums from the perspective of history and media didactics. After graduating as a teacher of German and history, social studies and political education at the University of Vienna, she gained teaching experience in Upper Austria and Tyrol. She has been employed at the Department of Media, Society and Communication since May 2018 and is part of the Forum Innsbruck Media Studies. Her research interests are in the field of cultural memory, historical awareness, media and history didactics.

More information about Katharina Gallner-Holzmann:
E-Mail: Katharina.Holzmann@uibk.ac.at

MOOSLEITNER, Manfred MSc

Manfred MoosleitnerMoosleitner, Manfred MSc studies computer science at the University of Innsbruck. Since October 2018 he works as an assistant in the DigiVis project at the Institute for Media, Society, and Communication. Furthermore, he also began his work as an assistant at the Department of Computer Science since 2020.


HOFER, Nina

Hofer Nina

Hofer, Nina is studying German and Media Pedagogy in the teacher training program at the University of Innsbruck. As a student assistant in the DigiVis project, she prepared didactic materials and helped with the digitalization of archive materials. 

E-Mail: Nina.Hofer@student.uibk.ac.at

HECHL, Stefan BA

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OBERBICHLER, Sarah, Mag. Dr.

Sarah OberbichlerOberbichler, Sarah, Mag. Dr. is a researcher at the Institute of Contemporary History and the Institute for Media, Society and Communication at the University of Innsbruck. She studied history and German language and literature in Innsbruck, Gothenburg and Minneapolis and completed her doctorate in contemporary history at the University of Innsbruck in 2019 on the perception of migration in South Tyrolean daily newspapers. She is currently working on two projects for the analysis and visualization of digital newspapers and archives. Her research focus is on the remigration and repatriation of emigrants, refugees, displaced persons and prisoners of war to Austria. Her research interests include European and regional contemporary history, migration history, media and digital humanities.

More information about Sarah Oberbichler:
E-Mail: Sarah.Oberbichler@uibk.ac.at

BLAAS, Nadine

Nadine Blaas

Blaas, Nadine studies European Ethnology and Art History at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. From March until October 2020 she worked at the Department of Media, Society and Communication as part of the DigiVis project. Since October 1, 2020, she has been employed as a student assistant in research and administration.

More information about Nadine Blaas:
E-Mail: Nadine.Blaas@student.uibk.ac.at

Student Assistants

ACHHORNER, Marco BA

Marco Achhorner
Achhorner, Marco BA has been working as a student assistant at the Department of Media, Society and Communication since October 2018. He studied Political Science at the University of Innsbruck and at Loughborough University in the UK. Since graduating with a bachelor's degree, he has been pursuing two master's degrees at our university: MA Political Science: European and International Politics and MSc Organization Studies.
 
More information about Marco Achhorner:
                               E-Mail: Marco.Achhorner@uibk.ac.at

LINDNER, Eva

Eva LindnerLindner, Eva studies the Bachelor's programme Secondary School Teacher with a focus on Media Pedagogy and the subjects German and Mathematics. Since 2019 she has been working as a student assistant at the Department of Media, Society, and Communication.

More information about Eva Lindner:
E-Mail: Eva.Lindner@uibk.ac.at

DELL'ANNA, Chiara

dellannaDell'Anna, Chiara has been working as a student assistant at the Department of Media, Society and Communication since October 2020. In her bachelor's degree, she studied Media Studies as her major and Empirical Cultural Studies as a minor at the University of Tübingen. In her Master's program she is studying Gender, Culture and Social Change at the University of Innsbruck.

More information about Chiara Dell'Anna:
E-Mail: Chiara.Dell--Anna@student.uibk.ac.at

BLAAS, Nadine

Nadine Blaas

Blaas, Nadine studies European Ethnology and Art History at the Leopold-Franzens-University Innsbruck. From March until October 2020 she worked at the Department of Media, Society and Communication as part of the DigiVis project. Since October 1, 2020, she has been employed as a student assistant in research and administration.

More information about Nadine Blaas:
E-Mail: Nadine.Blaas@student.uibk.ac.at

Virtual Assistant

ROBIN 

RobinMore information about Robin:

https://www.uibk.ac.at/medien-kommunikation/institut/robin.html 

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Former staff members & emeriti

PALLAVER, Günther, Univ.-Prof. DDr. (University Professor: Co-Founder & former head of department)

Günther PallaverPallaver, Günther born in Bozen-Bolzano (1955), doctor of philosophy (PhD) and doctor of civil and canon low (J.U.D), is professor of Political Science with a special focus on media and political communication. He studied in Innsbruck, Salzburg, Vienna, Verona and London. State examination of journalism in Rome in 1991, journalist from 1989-1995. Since 1995 he has been at the University of Innsbruck.

Visiting professor at the Universities of Trento and Bozen-Bolzano. Co-founded the research team Mediawatch (Innsbruck) for media monitoring and media analysis in 1996. Freelance collaborator with various print media. Co-organizer of the Summer School in European Studies Innsbruck-Trento (2001-2010) and co-organizer of the Winter School in Federalism and Governance (since 2010). Member of the Advisory Board of Contemporary Austrian Studies (Innsbruck-New Orleans) and member of the European Centre for Research on Federalism (University of Tübingen). President of the South Tyrolian Society for political science.

Research fields: Comparative politics, political communication, federalism, ethnic minorities and (ethno)regional parties.

More information about Günther Pallaver:

website: www.uibk.ac.at/politikwissenschaft/guenther-pallaver

e-mail: guenther.pallaver_(at)_uibk.ac.at 

CACHADA DIBUJA, Rocío, Dipl. Komm., Dipl. Ing. (Doctoral Candidate)

Rocio Cachada DibujaCachada Dibuja, Rocio, Dipl. Komm., Dipl. Ing., (born 1982), studied communication science with a focus on audiovisual communication, and graduated in the field of telecommunications, as well as in multimedia and film art. Her diploma thesis focused on "Adapted Information and Communication Technologies for Human Development".

Dibuja worked in Chile, Guatemala, Morocco and Austria in the field of Communication for social change, especially together with independent media outlets. At the Department of Media, Society and Communication she worked on a dissertation project on alternative management of communication processes within social organisations.

ORTNER, Gerhard, Mag. (Technical Secretary)

Gerhard Ortner

Ortner, Gerhard, Mag., studied media pedagogy at the LFU Innsbruck and has been an external lecturer at the School of Education since 2013. Since 1999 he has been a lecturer at the VHS Innsbruck, focusing on the conception and implementation of IT courses for all age groups.

More information about Gerhard Ortner:
E-Mail: Gerhard.Ortner_(at)_uibk.ac.at 

SCHÖNEGGER, Karin (Secretary)

More information about Karin Schönegger:
E-Mail: Karin.Schoenegger_(at)_uibk.ac.at 

HAIDLER, Brigitte (Secretary)

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