Alicia Sommerfeld

Visiting Student Researcher

PhD Candidate, Department of Cultural Studies
University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
CSTMS Research Unit: Berkeley Program in Science and Technology Studies, CSTMS
Affiliation period: August 2019 - December 2019
asommerfeld@uni-koblenz.de
Degrees M.A. Cultural Studies :: University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (2019)
B.A. Cultural Studies :: University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany (2016)

Research Areas

Media Studies, Rhetoric, Discourse Analysis, Hate Speech/Counter Speech,
Algorithmic Cultures

Alicia Sommerfeld earned her Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Cultural Studies with a specialization in Media Studies at the University of Koblenz-Landau. After having conducted in-depth studies on Hate Speech and Counter Speech in her Bachelor’s and Master’s theses, she now explores the rhetoric of “Algorithmic Cultures”. Apart from her studies, Alicia has a strong passion for teaching and supporting students in their academic careers which she discovered while working as a tutor for undergraduate students and also by co-founding a network for young academics.

last updated: October 2nd, 2019