Algorithmed Public Spheres


Cornelius Puschmann

Dr. Cornelius Puschmann

Dr. Cornelius Puschmann is a senior researcher as well as coordinator of the postdoc research group Algorithmed Public Spheres (APS) at the Hans Bredow Institute. Until October 2016 he was a project leader at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society(HIIG) in Berlin as part of the project “Networks of Outrage”, funded by the VolkswagenStiftung under its data journalism funding scheme.

Cornelius was also chair of the annual conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, AoIR 2016 “Internet Rules!”, which took place from October 5-8 in Berlin, and which was jointly hosted by the Hans Bredow Institute and the HIIG.

Cornelius completed his PhD at the University of Düsseldorf in 2009 with a thesis on the corporate blog as an emerging genre of computer-mediated communication. Following this, he was a member of the interdisciplinary junior researchers group „Science and the Internet“ at the University of Düsseldorf (2010-2012). Cornelius completeted a four-year personal grant from the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) for the project „Networking, visibility, information: a study of digital genres of scholarly communication and the motives of their users“ at the Berlin School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS). From January to Juli 2013, Cornelius was a visiting fellow at the Oxford Internet Institute at the University of Oxford, and from September 2013 to August 2014 he was visiting assistant professor at the University of Amsterdam’s Department of Media Studies. From 2015 to 2016 he also served as visiting professor of digital communication at Zeppelin University in Friedrichshafen. In fall 2015-2016 he is a Faculaty Associate at Harvard University’s Berkman Center for Internet and Society.

He is a co-editor of volume Twitter and Society (Peter Lang, 2014) and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Broacasting and Electronic Media.

Cornelius’ research interests include interpersonal communication in digital platforms (particularly hate speech),  the role of algorithms for selection media content, as well as methodological, ethical, and espistemological aspects of computational social science.

You can find more information about Cornelius here.