Alicia Ernst M.A.

Research Associate

Email: alicia.ernst@uni-mainz.de
Alicia Ernst is a research associate at the Computational Communication Research Group at the Department of Communication since September 2022.
In 2022, she received her M.A. in Communication with a focus on Corporate Communication from Johannes Gutenberg-University of Mainz with the thesis “Connected or Drained? Informal Communication and Well-Being During Work from Home”. From 2016-2019 she completed her Bachelor´s studies in Communication (major) and Film Studies (minor) at Johannes Gutenberg University of Mainz with a thesis on the process of finding inspiration on Instagram.

She worked in various positions as a research assistant during her studies at the Department of Communication (Media Effects and Media Psychology Research Group; Corporate Communication Research Group). As a student, she gained experience in several fields of media such as being a PR intern at the Städel Museum in Frankfurt/Main and an editorial associate at the Department of New Media at Zweites Deutsches Fernsehen (ZDF) in Mainz.

Research focus

  • Digital media and well-being/mental health (e.g., social media, mobile media use, social comparison)
  • Digital media and entertainment experiences
  • Interpersonal communication (at work) and well-being

Awards

    2022 – Top Poster Award of the Communication & Technology Division at the 72nd Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA) (with Leonard Reinecke)