The ‘glocalized’ transformations of media systems called for the re-conceptualization and implementation of governance regimes capable of addressing the emerging societal impact and offering meaningful responses under democratic conditions. Accountability in this context is featured as a central matter of resilient and sustainable governance. The intersectional and gender-sensitive theorizing and analyses of media change and the role of accountability in governing transformations are the focus of our research. Based on a comprehensive scope of empirical sources including media culture, public discourses, and artistic as well as historical sources we are addressing the major pillars of gender and media, namely Participation, Social Practices and Representation holistically. In doing so, we also focus on the structural conditions of media companies and news production, media use and media competence, which we understand as the basis for a sustainable, accountable and egalitarian media system. We are specifically concerned with the gendered structural and systemic conditions of media and communication governance. We aim to disrupt gendered power relations and produce research with the potential to facilitate more gender-equitable practices, processes, and policies

We systematically connect research on gendered inequalities with our teaching practices and set specific democratic achievements as learning objectives while applying actionable pedagogical methods (Participatory Action Research and Learning). Our teaching philosophy adheres to deliberative pedagogy and cultivates collaborative teaching and learning by giving students agency in the classroom. We cooperate with the Advancing Gender Equality in Media Industries (AGEMI) academic platform and participate in international teaching partnerships such as the UNITWIN Network on Gender, Media and ICTs.


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