Laura Heintz M.A.

Reserach Associate

Laura Heintz is research associate at the Computational Communication Research Group at the Department of Communication.

Before, she was research associate in the field of digital communication at Zeppelin University Friedrichshafen (2019-2020) and in the Horizon 2020 project "RETHINK" on science communication in digital environments (2019-2022).

Currently, she is working as a research associate in the BMBF-founded project "Diversity-X", which investigates the gender diversity and the gender citation gap in the field of communication research.

In 2018 she received her M.A. in Social Sciences and Communication from University Koblenz-Landau. From 2010-2014 she completed her bachelor´s studies in social sciences and communication at University Koblenz-Landau.

Research focus

  • News exposure online
  • Science communication
  • Uses and effects of media


2023: Award for the second best conference paper at the joint annual conference of the DGPuK-Divisions Digital Communication and Media, Public Spheres and Gender, '(Non-)Binarity in Binary Structures – The Digital Communication of Identity and Diversity' in Vienna (together with Jonas Büttner and Michael Scharkow)