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Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer

: Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer

Building/room: Linzer Straße 4 (LINZ4)
Phone: +49 (0) 421 218 676 24

E-Mail: sigrid.kannengiesser[at]uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de

Member of the ZeMKI-Lab: "Mediatization and Globalization"


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


Sigrid Kannengießer holds a Postdoc-position at ZeMKI since 2012; her current project on sustainability and media appropriation is funded by the Central Research Development Fund of the University of Bremen. 

She was awarded the Bremer Studienpreis 2013 for her dissertation in which she analyzed a transloacal network of women's organizations. Her dissertation was funded by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation (2009-2012). After studying Media Culture and Political Science at the University of Bochum and the University of Hamburg, she was research associate at the University of Hamburg (2007-2009). In 2008 she graduated from the program "Virtual Intercultural Gender Studies. Qualification equality" at the University of Hagen.

She is chairperson of the devision Sociology of Media Communication of the German Communication Association (DGPuK) (2015-2017 she was vice-chairperson).

Research interests

media sociology and digital communication, sustainability and media (appropriation), political movements and media, environmental communication, transcultural and political communication, digital storytelling, materiality and media technologies, gender media studies


  • European Communication Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Society for Media Studies (GfM)
  • Society for Gender Studies (Gender e.V.)
  • Verein für Protest- und Bewegungsforschung

Selected publications

  • Kannengießer, Sigrid (forthcoming): Consumption-critical media practices: acting on media for sustainability. In H. Stephansen und E. Treré (Hrsg.), The turn to practice in media research: implications for the study of citizen- and social movement media. London et al.: Routledge.
  • Kannengießer, Sigrid (forthcoming): Fair media technologies: innovative media devices and social change. Media innovations. Special issue: Media innovations and social change. Hrsg. von Stefania Milan und Niamh Bhroin. 4/2019.
  • Kannengießer, S., & Weller, I. (Hrsg.) (2018). Konsumkritische Projekte und Praktiken. Interdisziplinäre Perspektiven auf gemeinschaftlichen Konsum. München: Oekom.
  • Kannengießer, Sigrid (2018): Repair Cafés as Communicative Figurations; Consumer-critical  Mdia Practises for Cultural Transformation. In: Hepp, Andreas/Hasebrink, Uwe/Breiter, Andreas (Hrsg.): Communicative Figurations. Rethinking Mediatized Transformations. Palgrave. London, S. 101-120.
  • Kannengießer, S. (2017). Repair Cafés – Reflecting on Materiality and Consumption in Environmental Communication. In: T. Milstein, M. Pileggi, & E. Morgan (Eds.), Environmental Communication Pedagogy and Practice (pp 183-194). London: Routledge.
  • Kannengießer, S. (2017). ‘I am not a consumer person’ – Political participation in Repair Cafés. In C. Wallner, J. Wimmer, & K. Schultz (Eds.), (Mis)Understanding Political Participation. Digital Practices, New Forms of Participation and the Renewal of Democracy (pp. 78-94). London et al.: Routledge.
  • Kannengießer, S. (2016). Conceptualizing consumption-critical media practices as political participation. In L. Kramp, N. Carpentier, A. Hepp, R. Kilborn, R. Kunelius, H. Nieminen, T. Olsson, S. Tosoni, I. Tomanic Trivundža, & P. Pruulmann-Vengerfeldt (Eds.), Politics, Civil Society and Participation (pp. 193-207). Tartu: Tartu University Press.

Find the complete list of publications here.