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Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp

: Prof. Dr. Andreas Hepp

Building/room: Linzer Straße 4 (LINZ4) 40200
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 20

E-Mail: andreas.hepp[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Head of the ZeMKI Lab: "Mediatization and Globalization"


Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Media Culture and Communication Theory


Andreas Hepp is Professor of Communication and Media Studies with a focus on Media Culture and Communication Theory at ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Sciences, of which he is the spokesman. From 2004 to 2005 Andreas Hepp was an Assistant Professor of Cultural Significance of Digital Media, and from 2005 to 2010 Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Bremen. Prior to his work at the University of Bremen, in 2003/4 he represented a professorship of Communication Studies with a focus on Media Sociology and Media Psychology at the Institute of Communication Studies at the Westfälische Wilhelms-Universität Muenster. From 1995 to 1997 he was a research assistant in the DFG project "Talking about television" at the University of Trier, 1999 research associate at the University of Karlsruhe (TH) in the Interdisciplinary Institute for Applied Cultural Studies (IAK), 1999 to 2003 leading research assistant at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies (IfMK) of the TU Ilmenau. In addition, Andreas Hepp has taught and researched as a guest of those universities, as well as at the Goldsmiths College of the University of London, the Nottingham Trent University and the University of Sunderland.

Research interests

Media and Communication Theory, Media Sociology, inter- and cross-cultural Communication, Cultural Studies, Media Change, Media and Religious Change, methods of qualitative media research, Media Reception and Appropriation and discourse analysis


  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)


  1. Hepp, Andreas/Krotz, Friedrich (Eds.) (2014): Mediatized Worlds. London et al.: Palgrave.
  2. Hepp, Andreas (2013): Cultures of Mediatization. Cambridge: Polity Press.
  3. Couldry, Nick/Hepp, Andreas (2013): Conceptualising mediatization: Contexts, traditions, arguments. In: Communication Theory, 23 (3), 191–202.
  4. Hepp, Andreas/Brüggemann, Michael/Kleinen von Königslöw, Katharina/Lingenberg, Swantje/Möller, Johanna (2012): Politische Diskurskulturen in Europa. Die Mehrfachsegmentierung europäischer Öffentlichkeit. Wiesbaden: VS.
  5. Hepp, Andreas (2013): The communicative figurations of mediatized worlds: Mediatization research in times of the ,mediation of everything‘. In: Communicative Figurations | Working Papers, No 1, (03/2013).
  6. Hepp, Andreas/Hasebrink, Uwe (2013): Translocal communicative figurations. In: Communicative Figurations | Working Papers, No 2, (04/2013).
  7. Krotz, Friedrich/Hepp, Andreas (Hrsg.) (2012): Mediatisierte Welten. Forschungsfelder und Beschreibungsansätze. Wiesbaden: VS.
  8. Hepp, Andreas/Bozdag, Cigdem/Suna, Laura (2011): Mediale Migranten. Mediatisierung und die kommunikative Vernetzung der Diaspora. Wiesbaden: VS.
  9. Couldry, Nick/Hepp, Andreas/Krotz, Friedrich (Eds.) (2010): Media Events in a Global Age. London: Routledge.
  10. Hepp, Andreas (2010): Cultural Studies und Medienanalyse. Eine Einführung. Third revised and extended edition, Wiesbaden: VS [first edition 1999, second 2004].

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