Ingmar Rothe

Ingmar Rothe

Research Fellow

Media and Communications
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 5.13
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 35707
Fax: +49 341 97 - 35749

Professional career

  • 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

PhD Project:

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 Technologies
    Pentzold, Christian
    Duration: 01/2020 – 12/2023
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
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  • Knowing, Understanding, and Engaging with Embodied Technologies
    Pentzold, Christian
    Duration: 04/2020 – 06/2024
    Funded by: DFG Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft
    Involved organisational units of Leipzig University: Medien- und Kommunikationswissenschaft
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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