I study how we, as societies, debate and try to deal with large-scale collective challenges. I am particularly interested in how socio-economic transformations affect our ideas about social justice and identity. Currently, I am employed as a postdoc at the University of Hamburg, Germany, where my work is focused on climate change and the transition towards a sustainable economy and way of life ahead of us.
Until late 2021, I studied how news media portray the science and politics of climate change in Germany and the United States and how citizens respond to such reporting. As a culmination of that work, in March 2022, I obtained a PhD in communication science at the University of Amsterdam — you can find my dissertation here.
I enjoy making research and scientific knowledge accessible and useful for people that strive to change this world for the better. I do so by offering my expertise to media organisations, people working in education, and policymakers. If you feel you or your organisation could benefit from that, just write me an email.
If you want to learn more about my work, have a look at my (mostly up-to-date) academic CV, or by taking a look around