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Maren B. M. Beaufort

Scientist
 

 

 

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria-University Klagenfurt
1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria
Phone (+43-0) 51581-3110
Fax (+43-1) 51581-3120
Email: maren.beaufort(at)oeaw.ac.at


Research Interests

Political Communication, Social Media, Media Effects Research, Health Communication, Media Literacy, Science Communication

Methodological expertise: Empirical Social Research (Content Analysis, Survey Research, Observational Techniques, Experiments, Comparative Methods), Multivariate Statistics

Academic Education

Academic Education

Maren Beaufort is a Ph.D. Candidate with Prof. Uwe Hasebrink (Hans-Bredow-Institute at the University of Hamburg) since 2018 and with Prof. Hans-Bernd Brosius (Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich) since 2016.

After her Bachelor studies in Communication Science and International Business Administration at the University of Vienna she completed a Master`s degree program in Communication Science at the University of Vienna. Her Master thesis dealt with the impact of embedded advertising in films on food preferences and buying behavior of young children.

Professional Career

Professional Career

Since 2013: Research assistant and (since 11/2015) junior scientist in the research group “Media, Politics & Democracy” at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC) of the Austrian Academy of Sciences and the Alpen-Adria-University

2004-2012: PR consultant, author, lector, freelance journalist for various clients, magazines and publishing houses (including Info Technologie Verlag GmbH, Bohmann Druck & Verlag GmbH & Co KG, Report Verlag GmbH & Co KG)

1999-2012: Executive assistant, alliance manager, marketing assistant and specialist, public relations assistant and specialist at ZT Prentner IT, mii AG, General Electric Capital ITS, Computacenter GmbH and CA Technologies

Fellowships & Awards

Fellowships & Awards

2016: Top Student Paper Award, International Communication Association (ICA), CAM Division, for the paper “How Candy Placements in Films Influence Children`s Selection Behavior in Real-Life Shopping Scenarios”

Reviewing and Consulting Activities, Editorships

Reviewing and Consulting Activities, Editorships

2019: Editorship of a Routledge Anthology "Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy" by invitation of the publisher

Since 2018: Reviewer for Russian Journal of Communication

Since 2017: Issue editor and reviewer for Information, Communication & Society

Since 2016: Consultancy assignment for the European Commission’s Digital Agenda for Europe – Media Pluralism Monitor, carried out by the Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom (CMPF) of the European University Institute; Florence (with Josef Seethaler)

2016-2017: Consultancy assignment for the Austrian public service broadcaster ORF: Redefinition of the educational mission of the ORF

2014: Consultancy assignment for the Austrian Federal Ministry of Science, Research and Economy: Science and Public in Austria (with Matthias Karmasin & Josef Seethaler)

Since 2013: Member of the Austrian Advertising Council, “Young Advertising Council”

Memberships in Professional Associations

Memberships in Professional Associations

Since 2016: International Association for Media and Communication Research (IAMCR)

Since 2016: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

Since 2016: European Research and Communication Association (ECREA)

Since 2016: World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)

Since 2015: International Communication Association (ICA)

Since 2015: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)

Since 2014: Österreichische Gesellschaft für Kommunikationswissenschaft (ÖGK)

Congress Organisation

Congress Organisation

#ganzohr2018 (with ORF Radio Ö1 and the network of German-speaking science podcasters), Vienna, 28–30 September 2018

Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy - an International Symposium (with the University of York), Vienna, 21–22 September 2017

ORF DialogForum „Wer ist das Volk? [Who are the People?]“ - Public Lecture mit W. Lance Bennett, University of Washington (with the Austrian Broadcasting Corporation ORF), Vienna, 21 September 2017

Third Party Projects

Third Party Projects

2018: Media Pluralism Monitor 2018 – Austrian Report (with Josef Seethaler; funded by the European Commission)

2017: Media Pluralism Monitor 2017 – Austrian Report (with Josef Seethaler; funded by the European Commission)

2017 – 2018: Zurück am Herd? Mediennutzung und gesellschaftliche Anbindung junger Mütter in Österreich [Media Use and Social Inclusion of Young Mothers in Austria] (with Josef Seethaler; funded by the City of Vienna)

2016: Media Pluralism Monitor 2016 – Austrian Report (with Josef Seethaler; funded by the European Commission)

2014 – 2016: What You See Is What You Buy: The Impact of Product Placements in Films on Food Choices and Buying Behavior of Young Children in a Real World Setting (funded by ORF Enterprise)

Collaborations

Collaborations

Since 2018: College of Communication Arts and Sciences der Michigan State University, Chicago (Prof. Stephen Lacy), im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy”

Since 2017: Institut für Publizistik der Universität Mainz (Prof. Birgit Stark) im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy“

Since 2017: Hans-Bredow-Institut für Medienforschung an der Universität Hamburg (Prof. Uwe Hasebrink) im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy“

Since 2017: Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft II) der Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf (Prof. Ralph Weiß) im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy“

Since 2017: Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft und Medienforschung der Universität Zürich (Prof. Otfried Jarren) im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy“

Since 2017: Forschungsinstitut Öffentlichkeit und Gesellschaft (fög) der Universität Zürich (Prof. Mark Eisenegger) im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy“

Since 2017: Fachbereich Kommunikationswissenschaft der Universität Salzburg (Prof. Josef Trappel) im Projekt „Media Performance and Democracy“

Since 2016: Sociology Department der University of York (Prof. Brian D. Loader) im Projekt „From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Participation”

Since 2016: Centre for Media Pluralism and Media Freedom am European University Institute, Florence, im Projekt „Media Pluralism Monitor” (im Auftrag der Europäischen Kommission)

Since 2016: Department of Communication der University of Washington (Prof. W. Lance Bennett) im Projekt „From Collectivity to Connectivity? Social Media and Political Participation”

Publications

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Other Articles and Book Chapters

Other Articles and Book Chapters

Research Papers

Research Papers

POPULAR ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

POPULAR ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Lectures

Keynotes

Keynotes

Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures

Other Lectures

Other Lectures

Popular Lectures

Popular Lectures