Pool of experts

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At the University of Erfurt, experts conduct research and teach on a wide range of socially relevant topics. They are happy to make their expertise available to journalists and press representatives as interview and discussion partners. The Office of University Communications uses its pool of experts to help in the search for suitable experts and is happy to establish contact.

 

Subject areas

Current: Corona pandemic

  • Prof. Dr. Cornelia Betsch | Professor for Health Communication | Head of COVID-19 Snapshot Monitoring (Cosmo)
  • Prof. Dr. Constanze Rossmann | Professor of Communication Science with focus on Social Communication | Head of the project "Coronavirus-related Crisis Communication, Information Seeking and Media Effects (CoreCrisis)"

You can also find current scientific contributions on the topic on our research blog "WortMelder".

 

Further subject areas

Communication and media

Prof. Dr. Annick De Houwer (Language acquisition and multilingualism)

  • Intercultural communication

Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes (German Linguistics)

  • Intercultural communication
  • Migration and language

Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez (communication science with focus on comparative analysis of media systems/communication cultures)

  • Islam and media
  • International and intercultural communication
  • Journalism and politics
  • Media and international reporting
  • Social media
  • Media and politics

Prof. Dr. Joachim R. Höflich (Communication Science with focus on Media Integration)

  • New media
  • Media change
  • Mobile communication

Prof. Dr. Sven Jöckel (Communication science with a focus on children and youth media)    

  • Topics in the area of conflict between youth media use, behavioural change and health - for example, questions about media effects in fictional offers, entertainment-education or personal well-being

Dr. Patrice G. Poutrus (Modern Contemporary History and Didactics of History)

  • Modern media history (Modern media history)
  • Consumer culture (Consumer culture)

Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler (Empirical Communication Research/Methods)

Media effects

  • Press History
  • Empirical research methods
  • Presentation of health in (audiovisual) media
  • Effects of media health messages, especially on children
  • Health as an object of entertainment-education measures
  • Media use and media effects
  • Political communication
  • Online communication
  • Visual communication in a historical perspective

Prof Dr. Constanze Rossmann (Communication Science with focus on Social Communication)   

  • Importance of new media channels (social media, mobile media)
  • Health campaigns
  • Crisis Communication
  • Case study effects
  • (intended and unintended) effects of media entertainment offerings
  • Health Journalism

Prof. Dr. Gila Antonia Schauer (applied linguistics with focus on English studies)    

  • Intercultural communication

Religion

Dr. Hendrikje Carius (Study Centre Protestantism of the Research Library Gotha)

  • Protestantism

Prof. Dr. Andreas Gotzmann (Jewish Studies)    

  • Jewish history and culture
  • General questions of social debates about Jews and Judaism

Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez (communication science with focus on comparative analysis of media systems/communication cultures)

  • Islam, Islamophobia, Islamophobia
  • Islam and media
  • Muslims in Germany
  • Immigration, Refugees
  • Middle East/North Africa, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Iran

Prof. Dr Michael Haspel (Systematic Theology, Martin Luther Institute)

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Peace Ethics

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann (Liturgical Science)    

  • Liturgy
  • Rituals: services (past / present), religious and non-religious rituals, festivals, church building
  • Funeral ceremonies after disasters

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lindner (Church History/Systematic Theology)    

  • Church
  • History of theology from its beginnings to 1945 with a special focus on the history of the Reformation
  • Church and Theological History of the Early Modern Period

Prof. Dr. Elke Mack (Christian Social Science and Social Ethics)    

  • Legal Ethics
  • Ethics of Migration
  • Social Ethics

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik (Islamic Studies)

  • Islam, Islamophobia
  • Muslims in Germany
  • Immigration, Refugees
  • Middle East, South Asia
  • Islamic education

Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides (Religious Studies with focus on Orthodox Christianity)    

  • Orthodox Christianity/religion in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • Religious East-West relations in Europe
  • Byzantine and Greek Orthodoxy
  • Orthodox Christians in the West and in the Diaspora
  • Orthodox Christianity and Islam

Prof. Dr. Jörg Rüpke (Comparative Religious Studies)

  • Ancient religion
  • Ritual
  • Calendar
  • Religion and violence

Dr. Sascha Salatowsky (Protestantism Study Centre of the Gotha Research Library)

  • Cultural history of Protestantism (with a focus on the 16th and 17th centuries)
  • History of philosophy and theology in the early modern period

Prof. Dr. Myriam Wijlens (Canon Law)

  • Ecumenism
  • Canon Law / Canon Law
  • Marriage and Family (Catholic)
  • Sacrament Funeral
  • Reform of the Catholic Church
  • Structure of the church
  • Decision-making processes in the church
  • Papacy, Bishopric

Politics

Prof. Dr. Andreas Anter (Political Education)

  • Constitutional policy and legal foundations of the political system
  • Internal security
  • Elections (European, Bundestag, state parliament elections)
  • Parties,
  • Federal-state issues (federalism)
  • Education Policy
  • Political education
  • Charisma in politics
  • Power and questions of power in politics
  • Max Weber (work and person)

Dr. Annamarie Bindenagel-Sehovic (Social Sciences)    

  • Regulation of responsibility and accountability between state/non-state actors in the health sector

Prof. Dr. André Brodocz (Political Theory)

  • Elections to the Bundestag
  • State Parliamentary Elections
  • European elections
  • Constitutional crises (Germany, Europe, USA)
  • Constitutional conflicts (Germany, Europe, USA)

Dr. Stefanie Hammer (Research Assistant Professor of Political Theory)    

  • Political rituals (especially commemoration days or public commemoration)
  • Political symbolism

Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling (Professor of Public Policy and International Development at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy/ Faculty of Political Science)

  • Latin American politics (especially Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay) as well as in Myanmar/Indonesia and Hungary
  • Tax, labour market and social policy in Germany in international comparison
  • Poverty reduction and development policy

Prof. Dr. Elke Mack (Christian Social Science and Social Ethics)    

  • Global ethics
  • Theories of Justice

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik (Islamic Studies)

  • Minority Policy
  • Political Islam

Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides (Religious Studies with focus on Orthodox Christianity)    

  • Orthodoxy, State and Politics in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe
  • Secular cults and political religions
  • Orthodox Christianity and nationalism
  • Orthodox Christianity, violence and potential for conflict

Dr. Silvan Niedermeier (History)    

  • Racism and civil rights in the USA
  • African American History
  • History of violence
  • Visual History, Colonial History
  • History of US imperialism

Dr. Patrice G. Poutrus (modern and contemporary history and didactics of history)

  • History of communism in Europe
  • Migration history in Europe (Migration history in Europe)

Jun. Prof. Solveig Richter (Public Policy)    

  • Colombia

Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler (Empirical Communication Research/Methods)

  • Political communication

Dr. Tatjana Tarkian (philosophy)    

  • Political philosophy

Prof. Dr. Alexander Thumfart (political theory)

  • Local politics, parties, elections, political culture in Germany (and Europe)
  • Political Humanism, European Renaissance and Reformation

Health and psychology

PD Dr. Cornelia Betsch (Psychology)    

  • Risk perception and communication
  • Conflict between individual and social benefits of health decisions, social dilemmas
  • Psychological factors influencing vaccination decisions and the use of antibiotics

Dr. Annamarie Bindenagel-Sehovic (Social Sciences)    

  • Decision-making process and approaches to health/health priorities, in particular HIV/AIDS, Ebola and infectious diseases
  • Regulation of responsibility and accountability between state/non-state actors in the health sector
  • HIV/AIDS in South Africa
  • Health beyond the global North-South border

Victoria Fischer (Political Science - Social Sciences)

  • Prenatal diagnostics

Prof. Dr. Ernst Hany (Educational Psychological Diagnostics and Differential Psychology)    

  • Conditions and predictors of mental and physical stability in prospective teachers
  • Personality factors and their effects on health and longevity

Prof. Dr. Sven Jöckel (Communication science with a focus on children and youth media)    

  • Topics in the area of conflict between youth media use, behavioural change and health - for example, questions about media effects in fictional offers, entertainment-education or personal well-being

Dr. Nina Mackert (Researcher in the project "Nutrition, Health and Social Order in Modern Times: Germany and the USA)    

  • Dis/ability Studies
  • Fat studies
  • History of Eating
  • Nutrition and Health in the USA

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat (North American History)     

  • History of nutrition and health
  • Fatness and Fitness in the USA
  • Management of a research project on "The Eating Subject: A History of the Political in the USA from the 19th to the 21st Century", "Nutrition, Health and Social Order in Modernity: Germany and the USA

Prof. Dr. Guido Mehlkop (methods of empirical social research)    

  • Use of performance-enhancing drugs in the (German) population
  • Drug Abuse
  • Ethical and normative aspects of pharmaceutical performance enhancement and their effects on the willingness to take
  • Decision theory and decision heuristics regarding drug abuse

Dr. Frank Renkewitz (Psychology)    

  • Risk perception and communication
  • Decision-making in the health sector
  • Research methods

Prof. Dr. Josef Römelt (moral theology and ethics)    

  • Paradigms of theological ethics (moral theology)
  • Anencephaly - special educational and ethical aspects of family biographical and social relevance as well as problems of a theological ethics of law

Prof Dr Patrick Rössler (Empirical Communication Research/Methods)     

  • Presentation of health in (audiovisual) media
  • Effects of media health messages, especially on children
  • Health as an object of entertainment-education measures
  • Media use and media effects
  • Political communication
  • Online communication
  • Visual communication in a historical perspective

Prof. Dr. Constanze Rossmann (communication science with focus on social communication)     

  • Importance of new media channels (social media, mobile media)
  • Health campaigns
  • Crisis Communication
  • Case study effects
  • (intended and unintended) effects of media entertainment offerings
  • Health Journalism

Dr. Markus Seifert (Communication Science)     

  • Health services
  • Hospital sociology
  • Doctor-Patient Communication
  • New media and grief management

Dr. Tatjana Tarkian (philosophy)     

  • Medical ethics, especially ethical questions of reproductive medicine, brain death debate and organ transplantation
  • Political philosophy

Culture, language and society

Prof. Dr. Tilmann Betsch (Social, organizational and economic psychology)    

  • Thinking: Judging, deciding, problem solving - from childhood to adulthood
  • Attitudes and behaviour
  • Dealing with risk
  • Intuition
  • Habits and routines
  • Epistemology and scientific method

Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen (Ancient Culture)    

  • Ancient culture (antiquity)

Prof. Dr. Annick De Houwer (Language acquisition and multilingualism)    

  • Multilingualism
  • Bilingualism
  • Early foreign language learning
  • Language acquisition
  • Multilingual education
  • Multiculturalism
  • Intercultural communication

Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes (German Linguistics)    

  • Languages, Linguistics
  • German language
  • Language policy, multilingualism
  • Intercultural communication
  • German as a foreign language, German as a second language
  • German abroad
  • Migration and language
  • Idioms, Proverbs, Idioms
  • Language - Culture - Interculturalism
  • German speaking minorities abroad

Prof. Dr. Andreas Gotzmann (Jewish Studies)

  • Jewish history and culture, general questions of social debates about Jews and Judaism

Prof. Dr. Kai Hafez (communication science with focus on comparative analysis of media systems/communication cultures)    

  • Muslims in Germany
  • Immigration, Refugees
  • Islam
  • Middle East/North Africa, Egypt, Israel/Palestine, Iran
  • Social media
  • Media and politics

Dr. Stefanie Hammer (Research Assistant, Chair of Political Theory)    

  • Political rituals (especially commemoration days or public commemoration)
  • Political symbolism

Prof. Dr Michael Haspel (Systematic Theology, Martin Luther Institute)

  • Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Black protest movement in the USA
  • Peace Ethics
  • US Security Policy

Prof. Dr. Joachim R. Höflich (Communication Science with focus on Media Integration)

  • New media
  • Media change
  • Mobile communication

Dr. Bettina Hollstein (Max Weber College for Cultural and Social Studies)    

  • Business Ethics
  • Volunteering
  • Sustainability
  • Service learning
  • Pragmatic action theory

Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling (Professor of Public Policy and International Development at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy/ Faculty of Political Science)

  • Tax, labour market and social policy in Germany in international comparison
  • Poverty reduction and development policy

Prof. Dr. Benedikt Kranemann (Liturgical Science)

  • Rituals: religious and non-religious rituals
  • Celebrations
  • Funeral ceremonies after disasters

Dr. Silvan Niedermeier (History)    

  • Racism and civil rights in the USA
  • US-American cultural history
  • History of the US American South
  • African American History
  • History of violence
  • Visual History, Colonial History
  • History of US imperialism

Prof. Dr. Elke Mack (Christian Social Science and Social Ethics)    

  • Legal Ethics
  • Ethics of Migration
  • Social Ethics

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik (Islamic Studies)

  • Islamic mysticism
  • Sociology of Knowledge
  • Madrid

Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides (Religious Studies with focus on Orthodox Christianity)    

  • Culture, language and society
  • Orthodox cultures in history and present
  • Religious ideas and mentalities in Eastern and Southeastern Europe
  • Orthodoxy, the West and Europe/European Integration
  • Orthodox Rigorism/Fundamentalism
  • Orthodox world and modernity
  • Conversions to Orthodox Christianity

Dr. Kathrin Paasch (Gotha Research Library)

  • Library and Information Science
  • Books

Dr. Patrice G. Poutrus (modern and contemporary history and didactics of history)

  • Consumer culture (Consumer culture)
  • Migration history in Europe (Migration history in Europe)

Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau (history and cultures of spaces in modern times)    

  • City history, urbanity, metropolises
  • Spatiality and temporality
  • History of borders
  • "Global" trade in pre-modern times,
  • History of the atlas as a form of knowledge
  • History of historiography

Prof. Dr. Birgit Schäbler (History of West Asia)    

  • History, society and politics of the Middle East
  • History of IslamQuestions about the integration of refugees

Prof. Dr. Gila Antonia Schauer (applied linguistics with focus on English studies)

  • Intercultural communication
  • Language and culture (with focus on English and German)
  • Discourtesy
  • Courtesy
  • Pragmatics
  • Discourse analysis
  • Second language acquisition and academic stays abroad

Prof. Dr. Till Talaulicar (Organization and Management)

  • Supervisory Board
  • Corporate Codes of Ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • German Corporate Governance Code
  • Guided tour

Education and pedagogy

Prof. Dr. Andreas Anter (Political Education)    

  • Education Policy
  • Political education

Prof. Dr. Annick De Houwer (Language acquisition and multilingualism)

  • Multilingualism
  • Bilingualism
  • Early foreign language learning
  • Language acquisition
  • Multilingual education

Prof. Dr. Dr. Csaba Földes (German Linguistics)    

  • German as a foreign language/second language
  • Multilingualism
  • Interculturalism

Prof. Dr. Heike Hahn (didactics of mathematics)

  • Didactics of mathematics, especially in primary school
  • Mathematical teaching and learning in primary school
  • In-service and further training of mathematics teachers at primary schools

Prof. Dr. Marcel Helbig (Education and Social Inequality)

  • Gender inequalities in the education system and their change
  • Social inequalities in the education system and their change
  • Social inequalities in the life course
  • School policy in the German federal states and its change
  • Influence of school policy on educational inequalities
  • Religion and educational inequality
  • Social segregation of German cities

Dr. Bettina Hollstein (Max Weber College for Cultural and Social Studies)

  • Sustainability
  • Service learning

Dr. Jochen Kirchhoff (modern and contemporary history and didactics of history)

  • History lessons
  • Didactics of history
  • Teacher professional knowledge
  • Museum education
  • Visual history

Prof. Dr. Gerd Mannhaupt (Fundamentals German)

  • Learning to read and write
  • Basic font
  • Reading and spelling difficulties
  • Learning requirements
  • Differentiation in teaching

Prof. Dr. Gila Antonia Schauer (applied linguistics with focus on English studies)

  • Second language acquisition and academic stays abroad

History

Prof. Dr. Kai Brodersen (Ancient Culture)    

  • Ancient culture (antiquity)

Prof. Dr. Andreas Gotzmann (Jewish Studies)    

  • Jewish history and culture

Dr. Jochen Kirchhoff (modern and contemporary history and didactics of history)

  • Modern and contemporary history, especially Weimar Republic and GDR,
  • History lessons
  • Didactics of history
  • Teacher professional knowledge
  • Museum education
  • Visual history

Prof. Dr. Andreas Lindner (Church History/Systematic Theology)

  • Church
  • History of theology from its beginnings to 1945 with special emphasis on the history of the Reformation, the history of the church and theology of the early modern period

Dr. Nina Mackert
(Researcher in the project "Nutrition, Health and Social Order in Modern Times: Germany and the USA)    

  • History of Eating

Prof. Dr. Jamal Malik (Islamic Studies)

  • Islamic history
  • Islam in Pakistan and India

Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides (Religious Studies with focus on Orthodox Christianity)    

  • History of Orthodox Churches/Cultures in Eastern and South Eastern Europe
  • Relations between Germany and Greece from the early modern period to the present day

Prof. Dr. Jürgen Martschukat (North American History)    

  • History of nutrition and health
  • Management of a research project on "The Eating Subject: A History of the Political in the USA from the 19th to the 21st Century", "Nutrition, Health and Social Order in Modernity: Germany and the USA

Dr. Silvan Niedermeier (History)    

  • Racism and civil rights in the USA
  • US-American cultural history
  • History of the US American South
  • African American History
  • History of violence
  • Visual History, Colonial History
  • History of US imperialism

Dr. Patrice G. Poutrus (modern and contemporary history and didactics of history)

  • History of communism in Europe
  • Consumer culture (Consumer culture)
  • Migration history in Europe (Migration history in Europe)
  • Modern media history (Modern media history)

Prof. Dr. Susanne Rau (history and cultures of spaces in modern times)

  • City history, urbanity, metropolises, space and time
  • History of borders
  • "Global" trade in the pre-modern era
  • History of the atlas as a form of knowledge
  • History of historiography

Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler (Empirical Communication Research/Methods)

  • Press History

Prof. Dr. Birgit Schäbler (History of West Asia)

  • History, society and politics of the Middle East
  • History of Islam
  • Issues of integration of refugees

Prof. Dr. Alexander Thumfart (political theory)

  • European Renaissance and Reformation

Collections

Prof. Dr. Andreas Gotzmann (Jewish Studies)    

  • Historical and cultural collections, museums and archives related to Judaism

Dr. Kathrin Paasch (Gotha Research Library)

  • Collection research
  • Library and Information Science
  • Conservation and restoration science
  • Profile-forming collections of the FB Gotha (Reformation history collections, oriental collection, Gotha Perthes collection)

Dr. Petra Weigel (Gotha Research Library)

  • Gotha Perthes Collection

Economy

Dr. Bettina Hollstein (Max Weber Kolleg for Cultural and Social Studies)

  • Business Ethics
  • Volunteering
  • Sustainability
  • Service learning
  • Pragmatic action theory

Prof. Dr. Achim Kemmerling (Professor of Public Policy and International Development at the Willy Brandt School of Public Policy/ Faculty of Political Science)

  • Latin American economies (especially Mexico, Chile, Argentina and Uruguay) as well as in Myanmar/Indonesia and Hungary

Prof. Dr. Elke Mack (Christian Social Science and Social Ethics)    

  • Global ethics
  • Theories of Justice
  • Business Ethics

Prof. Dr. Vasilios N. Makrides (Religious Studies with focus on Orthodox Christianity)

  • Orthodox Christianity, economic development and modernisation in Eastern and South-Eastern Europe

Prof. Dr. Tobias Rötheli (Macroeconomics)

  • Economic theory
  • Behavioural Economics

Prof. Dr. Till Talaulicar (Organization and Management)    

  • Supervisory Board
  • Corporate Codes of Ethics
  • Corporate governance
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
  • German Corporate Governance Code
  • Management Organization
  • Organization and Management
  • Business Ethics
  • Corporate Codes
  • Board of Directors

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