Privatdoz. Dr.

Liriam Sponholz

Senior Post-Doc

Lecturer at Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt (Department of Communication)

 

 

Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies (CMC)
Austrian Academy of Sciences / Alpen-Adria University Klagenfurt
1010 Wien, Postgasse 7, Austria
Phone (+43-1) 51581-3115
Fax (+43-1) 51581-3120
Email: liriam.sponholz(at)oeaw.ac.at


Research interests

Hate speech; journalistic objectivity; mass media and conflict; media and social representations; media, racism and Islamophobia; international and intercultural communication; media systems in Western Europe and Latin America

Academic education

Academic education

2015-2018: Habilitation in Media and Communication Sciences, Alpen-Adria-Universität Klagenfurt, Austria

Habilitation Thesis: Hate Speech in the Mainstream Media. Theoretical Approaches and Empirical Operationalization (Hate Speech in den Massenmedien. Theoretische Grundlagen und empirische Umsetzung).

2002/2004 – 2007:  Ph.D. in Communication Sciences, Institute of Communication and Media Studies, University of Leipzig, Germany
Thesis: Objectivity in Journalism. Concepts and Practices in Brazil and in Germany

1997-1999: Master’s Degree in History, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil
Thesis: The Newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo 1942-1972. A Contribution to the History of Journalism Techniques (O Estado de S. Paulo (1942-1972). Uma contribuição à história das técnicas jornalísticas.)

1991 – 1994: Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication/Journalism, Federal University of Paraná, Brazil

Professional career

Professional career

seit 2015: Senior Post-Doc at the Institute for Comparative Media and Communication Studies at the Austrian Academy of Sciences

2011-2014: Post Doc Researcher, Chair for International and Comparative Communication Studies, University of Erfurt, Germany

DFG-Research Project “Between Consensus, Opinion and Taboo. Media Controversies surrounding Thilo Sarrazin, Oriana Fallaci and James Watson”

2013: Visiting Professor, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

2010: Visiting Professor, Federal University of Santa Catarina, Florianópolis, Brazil

2010-2011: Translator, Vozes Publisher, Brazil
Book: Die unerkannte Kulturmacht von Otto Groth (1960-1963) (from German to Portuguese)

2009-2010: Director of Studies (Studienleiterin), Quadriga Hochschule, Berlin, Germany

2008-2009: Lecturer, Department of Communication, University of Erfurt, Germany

2000: Lecturer, Tuiuti Universität Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

1999-2000: Lecturer, Associação de Ensino Versalhes, Curitiba, Brazil

1998-1999: Lecturer, Pontifical Catholic University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

1995-1998: Press Spokeswoman, APP-Sindicato (Trade Union of Education Workers of Paraná), Curitiba, Brazil

1996-1997: Reporter, Gazeta do Povo, Curitiba, Brazil

1995: Reporter, Multipress News Agency, Curitiba, Brazil

1994-1995: Reporter, Editor and Chief Reporter, Jornal do Estado, Curitiba, Brazil

1993-1994: Reporter, Indústria e Comércio, Curitiba, Brazil

1992: Internship, press office of Universidade Popular do Trabalho, Curitiba, Brazil

1992: Proofreader, Correio de Notícias, Curitiba, Brazil

1991-1992: Student assistent, Prof. Dr. Alcina Maria de Lara Cardoso, Federal University of Paraná, Curitiba, Brazil

Fellowships & awards

Fellowships & awards

2002 – 2007: German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD)

1997 – 1999: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPQ, Brazil)

Memberships in professional associations

Memberships in professional associations

Brazilian Association of Interdisciplinary Studies in Communication (Intercom)

Brazilian Association of Journalism Researchers (SBPJor)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)

European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)

Publications

Books and Monographs

Books and Monographs

  • Sponholz, L. (2018). Hate Speech in den Massenmedien: Theoretische Grundlagen und empirische Umsetzung [Hate Speech in Mass Media: Theoretical Base and Empirical Realization]. Wiesbaden: Springer.

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • Sponholz, L. (2016). Als der Sommer zu Ende ging: Die Flüchtlingsdebatte im Wiener Wahlkampf auf Facebook [As summer came to an end: The refugee issue in Vienna’s mayoral election campaign on facebook]. Sws-Rundschau, 16, 371-398.
  • Sponholz, L. (2016). Islamophobic hate speech: What is the point of counter-speech? The case of Oriana Fallaci and the rage and the pride. Journal Of Muslim Minority Affairs, 36, 502-522.

Other Articles and Book Chapters

Other Articles and Book Chapters

  • Sponholz, L. (2019). Vielmehr als Stereotype: Die mediale Diskriminierung von MigrantInnen [Much More than Stereotypes: The Media Discrimination of Migrants]. In Wolfgang M. Müller (Ed.), Migration und Diskriminierung. Luzern: Schwabe.
  • Sponholz, L. (2019). Die (Deutungs-) Macht des Öffentlichen. Wie Medien Leitideen und Geltungsansprüche durchsetzen [The Power of Definition of the Public Sphere: How Media establish Guiding Lines and Validity Claims]. In D. Bertel, Himmelsbach, J., & Metzler, B. (Eds.), Die Deutungsmacht des Öffentlichen. Wien: danzig & unfried.
  • Sponholz, L. (2015). Religion als medialer Konfliktstoff: Der Islam in den Polemiken von Thilo Sarrazin und Oriana Fallaci [Religion as a conflict source: Islam in the controversies surrounding Thilo Sarrazin and Oriana Fallaci]. In C. Bultmann & Linkenbach, A. (Eds.), Religionen übersetzen: Klischees und Vorurteile im Religionsdiskurs (pp. 117-138). Münster: Aschendorff.

Research Papers

Research Papers

  • Sponholz, L. (2015). Hate speech in the mainstream press: Transforming conflict dynamics by different narratives. Narrative of peace and conflict. Retrieved from http://tutu.hope.ac.uk/media/liverpoolhope/contentassets/documents/archbishopdesmondtutucentre/media,49510,en.pdf

Popular Articles and Book Chapters

Popular Articles and Book Chapters

  • Sponholz, L. (2018). Weil ich ein Mädchen bin: Formen und Folgen von geschlechterbezogenem Hate Speech [Just because I am a girl: Forms and Effects of Gendered Hate Speech]. Betrifft Mädchen (Landesarbeitsgemeinschaft Mädchenarbeit In Nrw E.v).
  • Sponholz, L. (2017). Das Phänomen Hate Speech im Internet [Interview mit ORF Kärnten]. Kaernten.orf.at. Retrieved from http://kaernten.orf.at/news/stories/2881982/
  • Sponholz, L. (2017). Was ist neu an Fake News? [What is new about Fake News?]. Derstandard.at. Retrieved from http://derstandard.at/2000058356177/Was-ist-neu-an-Fake-News
  • Sponholz, L. (2017). Was ist neu an Fake News? [What is new about Fake News?] [reprint]. European Journalism Observatory. Retrieved from http://de.ejo-online.eu/digitales/was-ist-neu-an-fake-news
  • Sponholz, L. (2016). How (not) to scapegoat refugees: Lessons from Vienna’s election campaign on facebook. Retrieved from http://www.ror-n.org/-blog/how-not-to-scapegoat-refugees-lessons-from-viennas-election-campaign-on-facebook
  • Sponholz, L. (2016). Hate Speech: Viel mehr als böse Wörter [Hate speech. Much more than bad words] [reprint]. European Journalism Observatory. Retrieved from http://de.ejo-online.eu/digitales/hate-speech-viel-mehr-als-boese-woerter
  • Sponholz, L. (2016). Hate Speech: Viel mehr als böse Wörter. Derstandard.at. Retrieved from http://derstandard.at/2000045336421/Hate-Speech-Viel-mehr-als-boese-Woerter?_blogGroup=1
  • Sponholz, L. (2016). Hate Speech. Texte: Öffentlich-Rechtliche Qualität Im Diskurs, 16, 24-27.
  • Sponholz, L. (2015). Para entender a islamofobia alemã [Understanding the German islamophobia]. Observatório Da Imprensa, 834. Retrieved from http://observatoriodaimprensa.com.br/caderno-da-cidadania/_ed834_para_entender_a_islamofobia_alema/

Lectures

Keynotes

Keynotes

  • 10.11.2017 , Leipzig
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Ausgrenzung durch Problematisierung: Was bedeutet es, wenn MigrantInnen zu medialen Streitfragen werden? [Exclusion through Problematization: What happens when Migrats Are Converted into an Issue?]
    2. Sächsische Fachkonferenz des Kompetenzzentrums „Vielfalt weiter denken“
  • 20.10.2017 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    (Deutungs-) Macht des Öffentlichen [The Power of Definition of the Public Sphere]
    under.docs - Fachtagung zu Kommunikation

Invited Lectures

Invited Lectures

  • 19.11.2018 , Linz
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Hate Speech: Viel mehr als böse Wörter
    Hass im Netz - Grenzen digitaler Freiheit. Tagung des Instituts für Legal Gender Studies der Johannes Kepler Universität
  • 16.11.2018 , Chemnitz
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Hate Speech und Soziale Medien: Motor der Eskalation? [Hate Speech and Social Media as Trigger]
    Alltagsrassismen – Empirische und theoretische Perspektiven

Other Lectures

Other Lectures

  • 24.05.2018 , Prague
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Plurality of voices in the era of uncivil societies political incivility and online misogyny in the case of Dilma Rousseff on Facebook
    ICA Pre-Conference Media and Governance in Latin America
  • 07.05.2018 , Klagenfurt
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Kommunikative Rationalität und Hate Speech. Diskursqualität als Legitimationsstrategie [Communicative Rationality and Hate Speech: Quality of Discourse as an Strategy of Legitimation]
    Habilitationsvortrag
  • 23.09.2017 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Going viral with hate speech? The role of group derogatory messages in the agenda building of the 2016 Austrian presidential election campaign on facebook
    International symposium "Digital Media, Political Polarization and Challenges to Democracy"
  • 15.07.2017 , Lisbon
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Can one tackle negative representations of refugees in the media with positive ones? Lessons from Vienna‘s mayoral election on Facebook in the refugee crisis of 2015
    WAPOR 70th Annual Conference
  • 18.02.2017 , Brussels
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Common sense, the missing link of media and communication science
    ICA-Conference "Revitalizing Concepts in Mass Communications"
  • 09.02.2017 , Bremen
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Tackling hate speech with counter speech?
    International Conference Worlds of Contradiction
  • 12.01.2017 , Leeds
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Equal contents, unequal speakers? From hate postings to hate speech
    MECCSA Annual Conference
  • 29.07.2016 , Leicester
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Who is turning what into which problem? Refugees and local public concerns in the mayoral election in Vienna on facebook (2015)
    Annual conference of the International Association for Media Communication Research (IAMCR)
  • 25.07.2016 , Leeds
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Patterns of hate speech in Brazil: An overview of the current debate
    IAMCR Preconference "Media and Governance in Latin America"
  • 14.07.2016 , Liverpool
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    What and who is the problem? Refugees in the mayoral election in Vienna on facebook (2015)
    International Conference - Archbishop Desmond Tutu Centre for War and Peace Studies
  • 19.11.2015 , Barcelona
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Derogatory contents against minorities: Risks and opportunities for public figures. The cases of James Watson and Oriana Fallaci
    Ecrea International Conference on "Communication, Development and Human Rights: social change and media flows"
  • 05.11.2015 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Muslim voices in media controversies about islamophobia: How and how far does mainstream media afford diversity?
    5. Research Conference "Democracy and Islam", Working Group on Democracy
  • 01.07.2015 , Liverpool
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Hate speech in the Mainstream Press: Transforming conflict dynamics by different narratives
    Narrative of peace and conflict

Popular Lectures

Popular Lectures

  • 28.11.2018 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Hass im Netz [Cyberhate]
    COMMIT-Veranstaltung
  • 05.09.2018 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Wie Hate Speech die Menschenrechte in Frage stellt
    8. Wiener Seminar für Mitarbeiter/innen der Österreich-Bibliotheken
  • 27.06.2018 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Wie Hate Speech die Menschenrechte in Frage stellt
    8. Wiener Seminar für Mitarbeiter/innen der Österreich-Bibliotheken
  • 03.05.2018 , Wien
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Hate Speech in den Massenmedien [Hate Speech in the Mass Media]
    Buchpräsentation "Hate Speech in den Massenmedien
  • 30.11.2017 , Villach
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Hate Speech: verstehen, erkennen, handeln [Hate Speech: understanding, identifying, countering]
    Kärntner Migrationsgespräche
  • 30.11.2017 , Villach
    Liriam Sponholz: 
    Wie Hate Speech Gesellschaften desintegriert [How Hate Speech Triggers Social Disintegration]
    Kärntner Migrationsgespräche