Lena Fölsche M.A. is a research associate at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University. Before, she worked as a research associate and lecturer at the universities of Chemnitz, Bremen and Lüneburg. Outside academia, she worked in marketing at the Hessian State Theatre of Wiesbaden and as a freelance journalist. Her PhD project is on mediatization in art fields.
Areas of Research: media sociology, mediatization, media practices, big data
Memberships: DGPuK, ECREA, ICA
- since 10/2020
Research associate at the Institute of Communication and Media Studies at Leipzig University
- 10/2019 - 09/2020
Research associate at the Institute for Media Research at Chemnitz University of Technology
Organization of the DGPuK-Nachwuchstag 2018 at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at University of Bremen
- 03/2017 - 09/2019
Research associate at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI) at University of Bremen
- 05/2016 - 03/2017
Graduate assistant and lecturer at Leuphana University Lüneburg
- 09/2009 - 05/2016
- 07/2014 - 08/2015
Trainee at Hessian State Theatre Wiesbaden | Public Relations/Marketing
- 10/2007 - 05/2014
Studies of journalism, art history and German philology at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
M.A. thesis on "What is art and who decides? An experimental study on the formation of aesthetic value judgements with a special focus on the role of media"
- 03/2009 - 06/2013
Internships in the fields of print and online journalism, editorial office for fiction, business consultancy /public relations; student assistant and tutor at the Department of Communication, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz
Media Capital. Mediatized Positions and Resources in Contemporary German and British Art Fields.
Dissertation project | Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Christian Pentzold
The study traces artists', gallerists' and art school teachers' perceptions of and experiences with mediatization. In semi-structured interviews and observations in the art fields of Hamburg and Lodon, media-related transformation processes were identified and evaluated by the interviewees. Theoretically, the study was guided by a newly developed mediatization model, which focuses on the field-theoretical concepts of media capital and media doxa. Media capital is a resource of empowerment, enabling actors to improve their social position and advance their careers. However, it must also be accumulated and used to comply with media doxa. That is all the media-related expectations that must be met in order to be or become a member of the art field.
In recent projects I have worked on the discursive and visual representation of Big Data.
Conception and teaching of B.A. courses in the following areas: qualitative and quantitative research methods, arts, media and mediatization, theories of media culture, media systems and their history, public relations, journalism, propaedeutics
Seminar: Uncomfortable Media Culture(s)
Seminar: Public Relations
Seminar: Basics of qualitative empirical social and communication research
Seminar: Introduction to Communication and Media Studies: Media System and Media Change
Seminar: Introduction to standardized procedures
Seminar: Media and art = media art? Media forms of practice by artists
Propaedeutic 1: Introduction to scientific work
Seminar: Equity in the Arts
Journalistisches Praxisseminar zur medialen Begleitung der Startwoche Seminar: Journalistic practical seminar for media support of the start week
Seminar: Living in a media world: theoretical and artistic approaches