Academic Bio

Fields I’m involved in

  • Human-Computer-Interaction
  • User Experience and Digital Media
  • Media Psychology
  • Data Visualization and Usability
  • Computer Game Studies
  • Transmedia Storytelling


  • ICA – International Communication Association (Divisions: Communication and Technology, Game Studies)
  • ECREA – European Communication Research and Education Association (Sections: Audience and Reception Studies, Television Studies, Interpersonal Communication and Social Interaction, Digital Games Research)
  • DGPS – Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (German Society for Psychology) (Section: Media Psychology)
  • ISPR – International Society for Presence Research

Awards and Honors

  • Best Paper Award, International Conference on Advances in Computer-Human Interactions (ACHI 2017)
  • Best Paper Award, 7th International Conference on Virtual, Augmented and Mixed Reality 2015
  • Reviewer of the Year 2014 (Journal of Media Psychology)
  • Faculty of Humanities Dissertation award 2014 [Fakultätspreis der Philosophischen Fakultät TU Chemnitz]

Reviewer Assignments

  • Editorial Board of Journal of Media Psychology (JMP)
  • International Journal of Gaming and Computer-Mediated Simulations (IJGCMS)
  • Journal of Communication (JOC)
  • Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft (M&K)
  • Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies
  • Learning and Instruction, The Journal of the European Association for Research on Learning and Instruction (EARLI)
  • Imagination, Cognition and Personality (ICR)
  • Journal of Mobile Media & Communication (MMC)
  • International Communication Association Annual Conference (Divisions CAT, IS, GS)
  • Conference of the Media Psychology Division (DGPs)
  • European Communication Research and Education Association Conference (ECREA)
  • Athens Journal of Education (AJE)

Academic Events

  • Fachgruppentagung “11th Conference of the Media Psychology Division of the German Society of Psychlogy”, Head of Conference Organization Committee, September 2019, Chemnitz, DE
  • ICA Game Studies Preconference “Games Everywhere, Gaming Everywhere”Head of Conference Organization Committee, May 24, 2018, Prague, CZ
  • ICA Game Studies Preconference “Gaming Bodies”, Member of Conference Organization Committee, May 2015, San Juan, PR
  • “Crossworlds: Theory, Development & Evaluation of Social Technology”, Member of Conference Organization Committee, June 30-July 1st, 2014, Chemnitz, Germany

Short Vita

Postdoctoral Researcher, Institute for Media Research, Chemnitz University of Technology
Ph.D. in empiciral communication studies and media psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology. Title of doctor’s Thesis: “Spatial Mapping in virtual environments: The effects of stereoscopy and natural mapping on user experience “
PhD student, DFG Graduate Program “Crossworlds“, Chemnitz University of Technology
Research Assistant and Junior Lecturer, Chair for Media Psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology (Prof. Dr. Ohler)
Master of Arts “Media and Communication Studies (Medienkommunikation)”, Chemnitz University of Technology. Title of Masters’ Thesis: “Involvierung, Immersion und Engagement in Computerspielen. Eine Analyse des Immersionbegriffs als Konzept für die Beschreibung des Nutzer-Erlebens in virtuellen Umgebungen in Zusammenhang mit authentischen Eingabegeräten”