Academic Development

Personal Degrees and Achievements

2004
Degree: Dr. phil. Universität Erfurt
Doctoral Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Patrick Rössler
Subject: Emotions in the media as need relevant motives for actions within community processes: a theoretical framework, empirical perspective and case study
Apr. – Jun. 2003
Dissertation-Studies funded by Equal Opportunities for Women in Research and Science program grant (Scholarship for excellent female researchers, enhancement for equality in research and science, Hochschul- and Wissenschaftsprogramms (HWP)
Jan. – Dec. 2001
Dissertation-Studies and research abroad (DAAD grant), University of California, Berkeley
1995 – 1999
Master’s studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf; sociology, psychology, communication studies
Mid-term exams in all subjects: Excellent
Degree 1999: Magistra Artium, Excellent
Master’s thesis: Emotions in social contexts: an analysis of the grief in response to Lady Diana’s death
1992 – 1993
Master’s studies, Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf; sociology, psychology, communication studies
Mid-term exams in all subjects: Excellent
Degree 1999: Magistra Artium, Excellent
Master’s thesis: Emotions in social contexts: an analysis of the grief in response to Lady Diana’s death
1992 – 1993
Centre Europe, Institute Privé d’Enseignement Supérieur, Spécialisation Troisième Année: Affaires Internationales et Marketing
Degree 1993: Diplôme d’Etudes des Affaires Internationales et Marketing,
Diploma thesis: A Comparative Analysis of Marketing Strategies in Europe (Language in all exams and the written Thesis: French)
1990 – 1992
Université des Sciences Humaines, Institute International d’Etudes Françaises, Strasbourg, France
Degree 1991: Diplôme d’Etudes Françaises,
Deuxième Degré
Degree 1992: Diplôme d’Etudes Supérieures Françaises, Troisième Degré Language in all exams and the written Thesis: French)