PhD, Faculty for Sociology, University of Bielefeld 2007
Austrian Academy of Sciences
Mass media & Society; Collective identity construction; Intergroup conflicts, racism and discrimination; Migration and integration; EU integration processes
Regional Focus: USA, Western Europe, South-Eastern Europa
2004-2007: PhD Research Scholarship at the DFG-Graduate School "Group-focused Enmity", Institute for Interdisciplinary Research on Conflict and Violence, University of Bielefeld
PhD thesis: Civilization vs. Barbarism. The Images of Arabs and Muslims & the National Self Concepts in German and U.S. Print Media Around 9/11
1997-2003: Studies of American Studies and Sociology at the University of Potsdam and the University of Bielefeld; Main Focus: US-American Politics, Culture and Society, Sociology, and Cultural Studies
03/2008 - 07/2008: Research Trainee, Research & Data Collection Unit, European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA), Vienna, Austria
02/2008 – 06/2008: Freelance Writer, Stiftung Demokratische Jugend - Zentralstelle kompetent. für Demokratie (Political Foundation for Democratic Youth), Berlin, Germany
06/2003 - 03/2004: Graduate Research Assistant for the research project ‘Evaluation of the Bibliometrical Profile for the Medical Departments of the Universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’, Institute for Science and Technology Research (IWT), University of Bielefeld, Germany
09/2002 – 05/2003: Student Research Assistant for the research project ‘Evaluation of the Bibliometrical Profile for the Medical Departments of the Universities in North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany’, Institute for Science and Technology Research (IWT), University of Bielefeld, Germany
Wöhlert, Romy (20.09.2012) The Austrian and German News Coverage of Poland During the Polish EU Presidency in 2011. Vortrag bei: II Ogolnopolski Kongres Politologij [2. Kongress der Politikwissenschaften] (Polish Association of Political Science, Polish Acadamy of Science, & Faculty of Political Science and Journalism, University of Adam Mickiewicz), Posen/POLAND.
Wöhlert, Romy (25.05.2012) The EU Enlargement to the Western Balkans: Current reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU. Vortrag bei: RRPP Annual Conference 2012 on 'Social, Political and Economic Change in the Western', Sarajevo/BOSNIA AND HERZEGOWINA.
What can be learned from comparative research projects in other fields? Comment on the workshop results from the perspective of Media and Communication Studies. Paper presented at: ESF - EuroHESC Workshop: Challenges in Comparative Higher Education Research ? Comparing Higher Education Systems, Organisations and Individual Academic Behaviour, Helsinki/FINLAND, 26 January 2012.
Future EU Members or Europe's Internal Other? Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU and conceptions of a European collective identity. Paper presented at : 1. Sozialwissenschaftliches Forum Wien: Identität - Diversität - Integration (Methodenforum der Fakultät für Sozialwissenschaften der Universität Wien; Kommission für Vergleichende Medien- und Kommunikationsforschung der ÖAW; Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft), Wien/AUSTRIA, 02 December 2011.
In or out? Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU against the background of a future EU accession. Paper presented at: Conference of the ECREA Political Communication Section "Comparing Political Communication Across Time and Space", Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid/SPAIN, 20 October 2011-21 October 2011.
(Future) EU Members or Europe's internal Others. Current reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU. Paper presented at: Identity and Intercultural Communication, Bucharest/ROMANIA, 27 September 2011.
Western Balkan Countries and the EU: Reciprocal Perceptions, Expectations and Scepticism. Paper presented at: Changing Identities in South Eastern Europe: Between Europeanisation, Globalisation, Regionalisation and Nationalism (Zentrum für Soziale Innovation (ZSI)), Austrian Ministry of Science and Research, Vienna/AUSTRIA, 20 May 2011.
A Typology of Arab/Muslim Otherness and National Self Concepts in German and U.S.-American Print Media around 9/11. Paper presented at the 1st International Conference Re-Thinking Humanities and Social Sciences on The Issue of the (Post)Other: Postmodernism and the Other. University of Zadar, Croatia, 10-12 September 2010.
Civilization versus Barbarism: Arab/Muslim Otherness and National Self Concepts in German and U.S. Print Media around 9/11. Public Lecture held at the Centre for Media and Communication Research CIM, Faculty of Political Science, University of Zagreb, Croatia, 13 May 2010.
Constructions of Arab and Islamic Actors & the West: A Print Media Analysis Around 9/11. Paper presented at the 56th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) on Networking Communication Research, Section ‘Ethnicity and Race in Communication’. Dresden, Germany, 19-23 June 2006.
Poster presentations and lectures on PhD-project in local colloquia at the Oregon State University, Corvallis and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies, University of Washington, Seattle, USA, 1-17 May 2006.
(with Dr. Christine Ostermann) Reciprocal Perceptions: Print Media Images of Arabs and Muslims and the Moroccan Community in Germany. Paper presented at the International Conference on Mapping Arab Diasporas: Border Crossings, Exile and Displacement. Center for Arab American Studies CAAS, University of Michigan, Dearborn, USA, 29 April 2006.
(with Dr. Christine Ostermann) Reciprocal Perceptions: Print Media Images of Arabs and Muslims and the Moroccan Community in Germany. Paper presented at 30th conference of the section on Political Economy of the World-System (PEWS) of the American Sociological Association (ASA) on Islam and the Modern Orientalist World-System. Macalester College, St. Paul, USA, 27-28 April, 2006
Civilization versus Barbarism? Constructions of Arab and Islamic Actors & the West in German and US Newsmagazines Around 9/11. Paper presented at the 21st Congress of the International Association for Media and History (IAMHIST) on Projections of Race and Ethnicity: National Identities and Global Networks. University of Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, 20-23 July 2005.
Fanatische Terroristen, Ölscheichs und Despoten: Zur medialen Konstruktion ethnischer Stereotype im amerikanischen Film. Vortrag im Rahmen des Walter-Jacobsen-Workshop 4 zum Thema Öffentlich entwertete Menschen. Mediale Inszenierungen von Selektion, Versagen & Ausschluss. Universität Hamburg, Germany, 7-8 Mai 2004.
Wöhlert, R., Hodzic, S., Pudar, G., & Sekloca, P. (2012). EU accession, crimes and sports: the thematic frame of reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and EU. In H. Scheck (Ed.), Changing identities in South Eastern Europe: between Europeanisation, globalisation, regionalisation and nationalism (1st ed., pp. 46–67). Vienna: Center for Social Innovation ZSI.
Seethaler, J., Karmasin, M., Melischek, G., & Wöhlert, R. (Eds.). (2012). Selling War: The role of the mass media in hostile conflicts from World War I to the "War on Terror" (1st ed.). Chicago; Bristol: University of Chicago Press; Intellect.
Wöhlert, R. (2012). Reciprocal perceptions between Western Balkan countries and the EU: news coverage on the EU accession process in daily newspapers. CEU Political Science Journal, 7(2), 145–172.
Wöhlert, R. (2008). Civilization vs. barbarism. The images of Arabs and Muslims & the national self concepts in German and U.S. print media around 9/11 (Dissertation). University of Bielefeld, Bielefeld.
Wöhlert, R. (2004). Terroristen, Ölscheichs und Despoten: Zur medialen Konstruktion des arabisch Anderen im amerikanischen Film. Zeitschrift für Politische Psychologie, 12(1+2), 209–225.