Research Areas

  • Digital Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Gender Media Studies


Scientific Presentations 


Blessing, J., Rueß, H. & Koristka, T. (2022). Womens as Experts? The Infleunce of low eHealth Literacy on the Perception of Women as Experts. Accepted presentation on the annual meeting 2022 of DGPuK-section media, public and gender to the topic "gender, health and media, 05th - 07th October 2022 in Augsburg.


Rueß, H., Naab, T. & Küchler, C. (2022). The Influence of Deliberative User Comments on the Number and Quality of Their Reply Comments. Presentation at the annual ICA-Conference from the 26th until the 30th May 2022 in Paris.



Rueß, H. (2021). Dynamiken deliberativer Qualität in Nutzerkommentaren auf Facebook. Eine quantitative Inhaltsanalyse von Argumentativität, Inzivilität, Themenabweichung, Kontroverse, Vereinfachung und Emotionalität. Presentation on the Conference for Junior Researchers of the Düsseldorf Political Communication Forum (DFPK)  from the 10th until the 11th September 2021 in Düsseldorf.



  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPUK)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA)
  • International Communication Association (ICA)


Roles and activities

  • Faculty-representative at the Department of Media, Knowledge and Communication (imwk) at the University of Augsburg (since 04/2022)

Academic Career


Since 2021 Research Assistant and PhD Candidate at the the Department for Media, Knowledge and Communication, University of Augsburg

2020 -2021 

Student Assistent for the DFG Research Project „INFO-LE: Evidenzbasierte Gesundheitsinformationen für Patient_innen mit Lungenembolie in der post-akuten Behandlungsphase“ , Prinicpal Invastigators: Prof. Dr. Helena Bilandzic and Dr. Anja Kalch

Student Assistant and Student Teacher at the Division of Public Communication under Prof. Susanne Kinnebrock

2019-2020 Scholarship „Deutschlandstipendium“ of the University of Augsburg

Student Assistent for the DFG Research Project "Gegenseitige Sanktionierung unter NutzerInnen von Kommentarbereichen auf Nachrichtenwebseiten und auf Facebook“, Prinicipal Investigator: Dr. Teresa Naab


Master of Arts in Media and Communication, University of  Augsburg

2015-2018 Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication, University of  Augsburg