My name is Andreas Hepp.

I am professor of media and communications at the ZeMKI, University of Bremen.

About me

I am Professor of Media and Communications and Head of ZeMKI, Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research, University of Bremen, Germany.

From February 9th to April 10th 2020 I am Visiting Scholar at
Stanford University, Department of Communication, School of Humanities and Sciences.

I was Visiting Researcher and Professor at leading institutions such as the London School of Economics and Political Science, Goldsmiths University of London, Université Paris II Panthéon ASSAS and others. I am the author of 12 monographs including “The Mediated Construction of Reality” (with Nick Couldry, 2017), “Transcultural Communication” (2015) and “Cultures of Mediatization” (2013). My latest book is “Deep Mediatization” (2020).

My research and my teaching focuses on how media change and transformations in the way we communicate are interrelated with re-figurations within culture and society. To adequately define this scenario, I harness the terminology of deep mediatization.

Deep mediatization research connects to a range of other areas such as the role algorithms play in contemporary society, data and the datafication of communication, the influence of pioneers and pioneer communities on media-related developments, the emergence of new kinds of publics at the local, national and transnational level, the increasing role automation and communicative robots play in everyday communications, and the everyday use and appropriation of media by different media generations. 

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