Background and activities

Peter Maurer (MA, Dr. phil.) is part of the research group on elections, values and political communication. He is also an affiliated member with the COST Action Populist Political Communication in Europe (Chair: Prof. Toril Aalberg). From 2011 - 2016, he was a postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Communication of the University of Vienna. He finished his PhD in communication science at the Faculty of Social Science of the Freie Universität Berlin in 2011 with a thesis comparing perceptions of media influence between French and German politicians.

Peter's research focuses broadly on the mediatization of politics, political journalism, and the relationship between media and politics in modern democracies. In particular, he studies the connections and interactions of political and journalistic elites. Peter is currently teaching a seminar in Political behaviour and political communication (POL 2016, POL 2009) in the BA programme Political Science.         

Scientific, academic and artistic work

A selection of recent journal publications, artistic productions, books, including book and report excerpts. See all publications in the database

Journal publications