Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine Lohmeier

Head of Division Media Use and Digital Cultures

Room: mezzanine 012, Rudolfskai 42, 5020 Salzburg

Office hours: by appointment

Phone: +43-662-8044-4152

Mail: Christine.Lohmeier@plus.ac.at

Christine Lohmeier is a university professor in the Department of Communication Studies. She is the Head of the Division Media Use and Digital Cultures. Furthermore, Christine Lohmeier is co-founder of the Qualitative Methods Network.

Her research focuses on media use in everyday life, memory research in communication studies, and communication of space and navigation.

  • Media use in everyday life
  • memory research in communication science
  • Communication of space and navigation

The latest research documentation can be found here.

Notes on Master’s examinations with Univ.-Prof. Dr. Christine LohmeierApplies to first and second examinations


You discuss the examination topic with the examiner: You should choose it according to your interests and focal points. Use my subject areas as a guide. However, examination topics can be chosen from the whole range of the subject.

Media in everyday life (e.g. mediatisation, domestication approach, media use in everyday life, datafication, media culture etc.)

Communication studies of memory (e.g. family memory, photography and memory, film and memory, remembering and forgetting in times of mediatised worlds)

Cultural studies (e.g. origins and approaches of cultural studies; empirical work in the tradition of cultural studies)

Media, Identity and Community Processes (e.g. the media of diasporic communities, media and migration, community processes, inclusion-exclusion)

Literature list

After an initial discussion (with initial references to literature), candidates compile a list of 7-8 titles (chapters from books or essays). The list is then presented to the examiner: She comments, asks for additions if necessary and confirms

⇒ The total length should be 150-200 pages.

Thesis paper

Compile a one- to two-page thesis paper for each text (with the most important points, including your criticism of them). Then send this to the examiner in a file one week before the exam.

⇒ Length of thesis paper (1-2 p. per text) total 14 to max. 20 pages.

⇒ Deadline Thesis paper one week before examination (in one file)


The examination lasts 45 minutes. Both examiners have 20 minutes each. The chairperson begins with a welcome and moderates the examination.