Dr. Mandy Tröger (Visiting Professor)

Vitae

  • Born in Berlin (East)
  • 2002-2006 BA Studies, History and Sociology, University of Erfurt, DE
  • 2006-2007 MA Studies, American Studies (History), University of Amsterdam (UvA), NL
  • 2008-2011 Distance learning, Journalism, Freie Journalisten Schule (FJS), Berlin, DE
  • 2007-2009 News editor, video news agency Zoom.in, German editorial office, and German news site Dnews.de (2009-2011), Amsterdam, NL
  • 2008-2009 Research Assistant, Institute of Political Science, University of Leiden, NL
  • 2009-2018 Doctoral Studies and PhD, Media and Communication Studies, Institute of Communications Research, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA (Dissertation: On Unregulated Markets and the Freedom of Media. The Transition of the East German Press after 1989, Defence: May 2018 (Committee: Robert McChesney, John Nerone (Chair), Dan Schiller, Inger Stole)
  • 2015-2017 PhD fellowship, Heinrich Böll Foundation, Berlin, DE
  • 2018-2021 Research Associate, Institute for Mass Communication and Media Research, Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, DE
  • Since October 2021 Visiting Professor at the Department of Journalism and Communication Research

Major teaching and research interests

  • Transformation of media systems
  • German-German media history
  • Consumer and cultural history
  • International media markets
  • Digitization and globalization of communication

Awards

  • 2020 Young Talent Award for Dissertations, Communication History Section, German Society of Mass Communication (DGPuK), DE
  • 2008 Theodore Roosevelt American History Award, second prize for the master's thesis "Dallas in East Germany. Media Influence and the Perception of American Entertainment in the GDR", Theodore Roosevelt Study Center, Middleburg, NL

Publications (Selection)

2021

Tröger, M. (2021). Digitaler Kapitalismus. Die Macht globaler Technologiekonzerne [Digital capitalism. The power of global technology corporations]. Report, Institut für sozial-ökologische Wirtschaftsforschung e.V, Munich.

Tröger, M. (2021). Monopolizing the democratic dream. The struggle over a free press in East Germany 1989/1990. International Journal of Communication, 15, 982-999.

2020

Gordeeva, D. & Tröger, M. (2020). On the construction of socialist East Germany in contemporary German film. Funes. Journal of Narratives and Social Sciences, 4, 140-155.

Tröger, M. (2020). Das mediale Erbe der Treuhand [The media legacy of the Treuhand]. In R. Moehrle (Ed.), Umbrüche und Kontinuitäten in der deutschsprachigen Presse. Fallstudien zu Medienakteuren von 1945 bis heute [Transitions and continuities in the German-language press. Case studies on media actors from 1945 to the present] (pp. 113-122). Gutenberg: Computus Verlag.

Tröger, M. (2020). Eine Kritik der Ideologie der „freien Presse“ zur Wendezeit 1989/1990 [A critique of the ideology of the "free press" at the political turnaround of 1989/1990]. In U. Krüger & S. Sevigiani (Eds.), Ideologie, Kritik, Öffentlichkeit. Verhandlungen des Netzwerks Kritische Kommunikationswissenschaft [Ideology, critique, general public. Negotiations of the Network Critical Mass Communication] (pp. 104-123 and 115-135). University of Leipzig and Frankfurt/M.: Westend Verlag.

2019

Tröger, M. (2019). Pressefrühling und Profit. Wie westdeutsche Verlage 1989/1990 den Osten eroberten [Press revolution and profit. How West German publishers conquered the East in 1989/1990]. Cologne: Herbert von Halem Verlag.

More information: www.mandytroeger.com

 

Contact

Dr. Mandy Tröger

Telephone: 0511-3100-459

Last modified: 2021-10-11

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