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Dr. Jens Pohlmann

: Dr. Jens Pohlmann

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Dr. Jens Pohlmann is research associate in the field of communication and media studies at the University of Bremen, focusing on the history of communication and media change. He received his Ph.D. from Stanford University in 2017 and worked as lecturer at Stanford from 2017 to 2018. For his dissertation, he received a Mellon Foundation Dissertation Fellowship (2015-16). He was Gerda Henkel Postdoctoral Fellow in Digital History at the German Historical Institute in Washington D.C. and the Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media at George Mason University (2018-2019). Furthermore, he was/is an associated researcher at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (2017-2019) and at the Center for Spatial and Textual Analysis (CESTA) at Stanford University.

His research examines the regulation of (digital) public spheres on both sides of the Atlantic and particularly analyzes the cultural and historical reasons for transatlantic differences with regard to these matters. Currently, he is working on an analysis of the discourse on German and US IT blogs and websites regarding the regulation of hate speech online based on the transatlantic discussion about the German Netzwerkdurchsetzungsgesetz (NetzDG).

 

Memberships

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK)
  • German Studies Association (GSA)