Margitta Wolter

Margitta Wolter

Research Fellow

Media and Communications
Nikolaistraße 27-29, Room 5.01
04109 Leipzig

Phone: +49 341 97 - 35847
Fax: +49 341 97 - 35749


Margitta Wolter, M.A., works as a research associate at the Institute for Communication and Media Studies at the University of Leipzig. Previously she worked as a research associate at the Institute for Media Research at the TU Chemnitz. She is working on a sociological discourse analysis in the field of sustainability discourses in Germany and Bangladesh. She received her Master's degree at the TU Chemnitz in the study program Digital Media and Communication Cultures. She completed her Bachelor's degree in Media Studies at the Bauhaus University Weimar and the Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona. 

Professional career

  • since 10/2020
    Research assistant at the Chair of Media and Communication Studies, University of Leipzig
  • since 01/2020
    Research assistant at the Chair of Communication and Media Science, TU Chemnitz
  • 08/2018 - 12/2019
    Research assistant in the DAAD project "Cooperation project on Sustainability in Textile and RMG processing in Bangladesh", TU Chemnitz


  • 10/2017 - 12/2019
    Digital Media and Communication Cultures (M.A.), TU Chemnitz
  • 10/2013 - 03/2017
    Media Studies (B.A.), Bauhaus University Weimar with a stay at the University of Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona

Her research interest focuses on transnational sustainability discourses, especially in the textile sector. In her doctoral thesis she studies discourse shaping events in German and Bangladeshi sustainability discourses.  Her empirical interest lies in qualitative social research, especially in the Sociology of Knowledge Approach to Discourse.

Her teaching activities focus on qualitative research methods and their practical application in research seminars.

Her lectures also cover courses on the topics of organizations, public relations and digital networked communication. 

  • At the Leipzig University: Sustainability and Media BA KMW, research module 1006

  • Seminar: Sustainability and Climate Communication