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Dr. Cornelius Puschmann

Dr. Cornelius Puschmann

Cornelius is Senior Researcher and coordinator of the international research network Algorithmed Public Spheres (APS) at the Hans Bredow Institute for Media Research in Hamburg, as well as an associate at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) in Berlin. His research interests include online hate speech, the role of algorithms for the selection of media content, and methodological aspects of computational social science.

Previously, Cornelius was a project leader at the HIIG as part of the research group “Networks of Outrage”, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung under its data journalism funding scheme. In addition to coordinating the APS research network, Cornelius was also chair of the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, AoIR 2016, which took place from October 5-8 in Berlin, and which was jointly hosted by the HIIG and the Hans Bredow Institute.

Cornelius completed his PhD at the University of Düsseldorf in 2009 with a thesis on the corporate blog as an emerging genre of computer-mediated communication. Following this, he was a member of the interdisciplinary junior researchers group „Science and the Internet” at the University of Düsseldorf (2010-2012). Cornelius completeted a four-year personal grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for the project „Networking, visibility, information: a study of digital genres of scholarly communication and the motives of their users” at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS). From January to Juli 2013, Cornelius was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, and from September 2013 to August 2014 he was visiting assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Media Studies. From 2015 to 2016 he also served as visiting professor of digital communication at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. In fall 2015-2016 he was a Faculaty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Klein Center for Internet and Society. He is a co-editor of volume Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2014) and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Broacasting and Electronic Media. He is a member of DGPuK, ICA and AoIR, and enjoys all things R-related.

His personal website is available at cbpuschmann.net

Dr. Cornelius Puschmann

Project Lead Computational Social Science

Hans-Bredow-Institut
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