Univ.-Prof. Dr. Katharine Sarikakis

Chair of Media Governance, Organisation and Media Industries 

Director Jean Monnet Centre of Excellence FREuDe 2019-2023

Jean Monnet Chair of European Media Governance and Integration 2016-2019

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Katharine is Professor of Communication Science with specialisation in Media Governance, Media Organisation and Media Industries at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna. She leads the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab, which aims to research and analyse issues, contexts, actors and impacts of media and cultural governance and their underexplored interconnections to citizenship, autonomy and control as they are articulated in the shapes of media landscapes and the relation of citizens-at-large to dimensions of interlocution.

Katharine has served the academic community continuously in elected leadership positions since 1998 as the founder and then chair of the Emerging Scholars Network of the International Association of Media and Communication researchers (IAMCR). She was the youngest ever elected vice-president of the IAMCR which held Consultant Level A with UNESCO in 2000. Katharine has served also as elected Chair and vice Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Division of the International Communication Association (ICA);  the founding and twice elected Chair of the Communication Law and Policy Section of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA). She has served also as an elected member to the ECREA Executive Board, an elected Member of the International Council of IAMCR.

She is the Co-Editor of the International Journal of Media and Cultural Politics.

At the University of Vienna, Katharine was Vice-Director of the Doctoral Programmes of the Faculty of Social Sciences from 2011-2016, in charge of the Communication Science Committee.

For a full CV and record of scientific work, expert consultation and service to the community, please visit www.sarikakis.com