- since 10/2020
Research Fellow at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig
- 03/2020 - 09/2020
Research Fellow at the CRC "Hybrid Societies" (DFG #1410), Subproject "Ö" at the Chemnitz University of Technology
- 10/2018 - 02/2020
Research Fellow at the Institute of Media Studies at the Chemnitz University of Technology
- 05/2015 - 09/2018
Graduate Student at the research training group "Crossworlds – Connecting real and virtual social worlds" (DFG #1708) at the TU Chemnitz and research stay in Santa Barbara (CA) and at UBC Vancouver (BC)
- 07/2009 - 04/2015
Human Resources Developement, buw group, Halle (Saale)
- since 01/2007
Freelance rhetoric and communication trainer
- 09/2001 - 06/2009
Diploma in Speech Science and Phonetics at the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg with the thesis: „les=ich=ihn nochm^Al vor [frau rEIser].// [kei] kEIn pro^blEm.// Spontaneität und Scripting - sprachliche und sprecherische Orientierung im skriptbasierten Verkauf am Telefon“
- 09/2000 - 08/2001
German Literature, Political Science and Speech Science and Phonetics at the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena
The Tabletop in the Exhibition Space. Interactional Practices of Acquisition (Working Title). The study focuses on the interaction between visitors while using a multi-touch tabletop. The observed system, called ‘ComforTable’, was built during the DFG-funded program ‘CrosssWorlds - connecting real and virtual social worlds‘ (GRK 1780/1). Bringing visitors together on a social-interaction interface which connects the physical and virtual exhibition space in a didactic way was the main goal of the tables developers. Continuing their work, the interaction at the tabletop will be analysed focusing on interactional micro-processes. The study explores the use of the tabletop as well as relations of language and space. Research questions are: Which kind of usage can be inferred from the arrangement of the tabletop in the exhibition space and the communicative situation? How do elements of the tabletop-design become accountable in user-user-interaction? In which ways, by using all semiotic resources, do users coordinate their actions while using the tabletop?
- CRC Hybrid Societies (DFG #1410), Subproject Ö: Knowing, Assessing, and Engaging with Embodied Digital TechnologiesPentzold, ChristianDuration: 01/2020 - 12/2023Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
- Knowing, Understanding, and Engaging with Embodied TechnologiesPentzold, ChristianDuration: 04/2020 - 12/2023Funded by: DFG Deutsche ForschungsgemeinschaftInvolved organisational units of Leipzig University: Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
My research and teaching interests are mainly focused on interactional phenomena (or practices) in a multimodal understanding. This interest leads to very different subjects - to human-machine interaction, but also to social media, online communication or persuasive communication. My courses are therefore mainly concerned with tracking down these interactive practices and linking the different subjects with each other.
Methodologically, I focus on ethnomethodological interaction analysis, which has its roots in ethnomethodological conversation analysis.
A third main topic is practical oral communication in the sense of speech and conversation, increasingly with a focus on science communication. My ambition as a teacher is to offer a variety of methods and, above all, to promote self-organized (research-based) learning.
Seminar: Introduction to Conversation Analysis
Seminar: Social Media Practices
Seminar: Persuasive Communication
Exercise: Public Relations
Exercise: Qualitative methods in media communicatio
Seminar: Online communication
Exercise: Science communication: talks and presentations