Anke Fiedler is a senior researcher and lecturer at the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (LMU) Munich and visiting professor at the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at Freie Universität Berlin. Following her studies of communication science, sociology and psychology, she worked for UNESCO in Paris and Bujumbura, Burundi, as well as for UNESCO’s Iraq Office in Amman, Jordan. Her research revolves around media structures and communication processes in (post-)socialist and transitional states as well as the role of media development in democratic transitions. In 2012 she completed her doctorate in communication science at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität Munich with a dissertation on media control in the GDR. From 2014 to 2016 Anke Fiedler held the position of a postdoctoral researcher at Université libre de Bruxelles (ULB) in the EU-funded project INFOCORE dealing with the role(s) that media play in conflicts. Since 2017 she is also an associate research fellow at ReSIC (Centre de recherche en information et communication), a multidisciplinary research center at Université libre de Bruxelles. Within the RePAST project, Anke Fiedler is the country lead for Germany and co-lead of work package 3.1 investigating the role of troubled pasts in traditional media.
Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich