Prof. Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer

: Prof. Dr. Sigrid Kannengießer

Gebäude/Raum:  Linzer Straße 6 (LINZ6) 60020
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E-Mail:  sigrid.kannengiesserprotect me ?!uni-bremenprotect me ?!.de


Prof. Dr. habil. Sigrid Kannengießer was Professor for Media and Communication Studies with a focus on Media Society and a member of the artec Sustainability Research Center as well as the Bremen Research Centre for Energy Systems (BEST) until summer semester 2022.

Before, she was scientific manager of artec and Postdoc at ZeMKI with a project on “Consumption Critical Media Practices“ funded by the Central Research Development Fund of the University of Bremen.

She wrote her second book (Habilitation) on “Sustainability and Digital Media“ and her PhD thesis, which was funded by the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation and awarded the Bremen Study Prize, on a translocal network of women’s organizations and empowerment projects in Southern Africa.

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 and the Center for Transnational Studies of the Universities of Bremen and Oldenburg. She also graduated from the program "Virtual Intercultural Gender Studies" at the University of Hagen.

Sigrid Kannengießer is co-editor of the series Critical Studies in Media and Communication, published by transcript Verlag, and the series Medien - Kultur - Kommunikation, published by Springer VS. She was spokesperson of the DGPuK specialist group Sociology of Media Communication (2017-2019) and previously deputy spokesperson (2015-2017).

Research interests

Sustainability and digital media; media sociology; digital, transcultural and political communication; media practices of social movements; data practices and digital infrastructures; materiality and digital media technologies, gender media studies


  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • European Communication Research and Education Assocation (ECREA)
  • German Communication Association (DGPuK)
  • Society for Media Studies (GfM)
  • Society for Gender Studies (Gender e.V.)
  • Institute for Protest and Social Movement Studies (ipb)

Selected publications 

  1. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2021): Media reception, media effects and media practices in sustainability communication. In: Karmasin, Matthias/Krainer, Larissa/ Weder, Francisca (Eds.): Handbook of Sustainability Communication. Springer: Wiesbaden, 323-338.
  2. Kannengießer, Sigrid/ Möller, Johanna (2021): Critical Media Practices. Studies in Communication and Media 10(2), 253-267.
  3. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2021): “Party like it’s December 31, 1983”: Supporting data literacy in CryptoParties. In: Hepp, Andreas/ Jarke, Juliane/ Kramp, Leif (Eds.): The ambivalences of data power: new perspectives in critical data studies. London.
  4. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2020): Acting on media for sustainability. In: Stephansen, Hilde/ Treré, Emiliano (Hrsg.): The turn to practice in media research: implications for the study of citizen- and social movement media. London et al.: Routledge, 176-188.
  5. Kannengießer, Sigrid/McCurdy, Patrick (2020): Mediatization and the absence of the environment. Communication Theory. DOI:10.1093/ct/qtaa009.
  6. Möller, Johanna/ Judith, Möller/ Nowak, Jakub/ Kannengießer, Sigrid (Hrsg.) (2020): The Politics of Privacy. Special issue: Media and Communication 8(2).
  7. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2020): Fair media technologies: innovative media devices for social change. The Journal of Media Innovations 6(1), 38-49.
  8. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2019/2020): Reflecting and acting on datafication. CryptoParties as an example of critical media practices. Convergence: The International Journal of Reseach into New Media Technologies 26(5-6), 1060-1073.
  9. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2019): Engaging with and reflecting on the materiality of digital media technologies: Repair and fair production. New Media & Society 22(1), 123-139.
  10. Kannengießer, Sigrid (2017): Translocal Empowerment Communication: Mediated Networks of Civil Society Organizations for Political Empowerment. Northern Lights (15)1, 51-67.
  11. Kannengießer, Sigrid/Kubitschko, Sebastian (Hrsg.) (2017): Acting on media: influencing, shaping and (re)configuring the fabric of everyday life. Special Issue: Media and Communication. 5(3).

Find the complete list of publications here.

Find a complete list of presentations here.


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