Dr. Philipp Müller

Dr. Philipp Müller

Interim Professor
University of Mannheim
Institute for Media and Communication Studies
B 6, 30–32 – Room 423
68159 Mannheim
Phone: +49 621 181-3956
Fax: +49 621 181-3114
Consultation hour(s):
During the lecture period: Mondays, 12.00 to 13.00 (no appointment required)
During the semester break: by appointment via E-mail

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Philipp Müller is Interim Professor in the Institute for Media and Communication Studies at University of Mannheim for the Fall Term 2023 and the Spring Term 2024. Since 2019, he is a Senior Lecturer in the same institute (currently: on leave). Before, he studied Communication Studies, Media Studies, Psychology, and Media Education at the Universities of Mainz and Passau (B.A.: 2008; M.A.: 2010) and completed his PhD at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich with “summa cum laude” (2015). He worked as a Research Associate in the Department of Communication Studies and Media Research at Ludwig Maximilians University Munich (2010 to 2014) and as a Postdoctoral Researcher in the Department of Communication at Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz (2014 to 2019). A visiting stay led him to the Dipartimento di Comunicazione e Ricerca Sociale at the Sapienza – Università di Roma.

Since 2024, Philipp is Vice Chair of the DGPuK Communication and Politics Division. In research and teaching, he focuses on political communication and societal cohesion as well as the social dynamics and societal consequences of media change. His methodological expertise is in quantitative methods with special emphasis on the triangulation of computational and traditional quantifying methods.

At the Institute for Media and Communication Studies, Philipp coordinates the teaching of empirical methods. Furthermore, he leads the third-party funded research project Implicit and Explicit Racism in News and Social Media: Extent and Effects. His works appeared in high-rank journals (e.g. Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Digital Journalism) and won a number of awards, among them the Kaid Sanders Best Article of the Year Award of ICA’s political communication division.

Beyond the academic sphere, Philipp engages in societal knowledge transfer, by authoring articles and expert reports (e.g. for DW Akademie, Friedrich-Naumann-Stiftung, Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen), by giving keynote lectures and participating in panel discussions (e.g. for Bündnis 90/Die Grünen Rheinland-Pfalz, Jugend- und Sozialamt Frankfurt a. M., Landesanstalt für Medien NRW), and makes media appearances (e.g. Deutschlandfunk, Süddeutsche Zeitung, SWR Fernsehen, ZDF).


A full list of publications can be found here.