Annika Wappelhorst

Doctoral Student in Media and Communications
Department of Communication and Behavioral Sciences , School of Education and Communication
Doctoral Programmes , School of Education and Communication

ORCiD: https://orcid.org/0009-0002-7965-1924

Research

Annika is a PhD student in Media and Communication Science at the School of Education and Communication (HLK).

In her research project, she focuses on environmental justice activism. Her research interests revolve around environmental communication & sociology, activism, postcolonialism, development narratives, cross-national analyses and social justice.

Biography

Annika holds a double bachelor’s degree (B.A./License) in media and communication science from Bauhaus-Universität Weimar in Germany and Université Lumière Lyon 2 in France.

She also has a Master of Social Science (M.A. equivalent) in Sustainable Communication from Jönköping University. At the University of Jena in Germany, she completed one year in the M.A. in Sociology focused on societal transformation and sustainability before starting her PhD.

Annika was a lecturer in several courses at HLK and a scientific assistant in the EU-funded research project 'KIDS4ALLL' that creates inclusive learning strategies and material for children and teenagers. Furthermore, she worked and interned as an online editor in a startup incubator, an NGO and a PR agency.

Conference paper

Wappelhorst, A. (2022). In the Net: Marine Conservation Communication and Biocentrism in the Campaign "Operation Dolphin Bycatch". International Communication Association 72nd Conference, 26-30 May 2022 in Paris. More information
Wappelhorst, A. (2022). Forging New Narratives, Step by Step: Postcolonial and Decolonial City Walking Tours in Germany. Preconference of the International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR), "A World of Narratives", 9-10 July 2022, Xi’an Jiaotong - Liverpool University, Suzhou (China). More information

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