CCL presents research at first PhD- and Post-Doc-Workshop in Bern


The Institute of Communication and Media Studies of the University of Bern hosted its first PhD- and Post-Doc-Workshop, bringing together emerging scholars to share their research in the field of communication science. CCL members were amongst the participants, presenting their work and fostering collaboration with peers.

Last week, the scenic Swiss city of Bern hosted the first PhD- and Post-Doc-Workshop among participants from the Free University of Berlin, the Weizenbaum Institute, Roskilde University, the University of Vienna, and the University of Bern. The event provided a platform for emerging communication scholars to present and discuss their work with their peers and a team of senior supervisors, including Barbara PfetschSilke AdamEva Mayerhöffer, and our own Annie Waldherr.

Presentations covered a wide range of topics, from personality and political news consumption to conspiracy beliefs and communication in closed regimes. Members of the CCL actively engaged in the event and presented their promising work in progress. Nicola Righetti discussed his project on transnationalism and social media communication of ultra-conservative movements. Azade Kakavand presented her work on the networked counterpublics of the far-right across social media. And Aytalina Kulichkina introduced her dissertation chapter on coordinated tweeting during the 2022 protests in China. 

The participants not only presented their findings but also gained fresh perspectives and provided valuable feedback. The success of this workshop in Bern underscores the importance of knowledge exchange and networking for researchers in communication science. With a commitment to advancing the field, the CCL is looking forward to future events and collaborations between the participating teams.