Kirsten Wünsche M.A.

Researcher and PhD candidate
Media Reality
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Room: 4006 (D)
Address: Universitätsstraße 10, 86159 Augsburg

Main Research

Political communication; international and intercultural communication; media, publics and participation in the (post-) migration society; online activism; (anti-Muslim) racism and critique of racism


Research Projects

Research assistant in the DFG-funded research project "Political Online Influencers as Intermediaries: New Constellations in Political Communication"



Wünsche, K., von Richthofen, T., Hafner, A. (2023): Social Media-Selbst(re)präsentation von Muslim*innen in Deutschland. Akteur*innen, Themen und Positionierungen zu muslimfeindlichen Diskursen [Social Media self(re)presentation of Muslims in Germany. Actors, Topics and Positioning on discourses against Muslims]. Retrievable via





  • since July 2023 Research Associate at the Department for Media, Knowledge and Communication, University of Augsburg
  • April 2022-October 2022 Research Associate at the Department of Media and Communication Studies, University of Erfurt
  • July 2021-February 2022 Research Associate at the Center for Islam and Law in Europe, Friedrich-Alexander-University Erlangen-Nuremberg
  • since 2020 freelance lecturer in the MA Global Communication: Politics and Society, University of Erfurt
  • 2018-2021 Master Global Communication: Politics and Society, University of Erfurt
  • 2017-2018 Master Psychology, University of Ulm (o.A.)
  • 2012-2017 Bachelor of Communication Science and Psychology of Teaching, Learning and Training, University of Erfurt
  • Activities in third-party funded projects of the BMI and BAMF (2019, 2022) and in the context of East German migrant (self) organizations (MigraNetz Thüringen e.V., 2023)
  • Study projects in Bandung, Indonesia (2015-2016, DAAD program "Higher Education Dialogue with the Muslim World") and Tilburg, Netherlands (2016)