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Daniela Stoltenberg

B05: Translocal Networks

Research Associate

Freie Universität Berlin
Institut for Media and Communication Studies
Otto-von-Simson-Straße 3
14195 Berlin

CV

  • since 09/2020

    Research associate on project B05 “Translocal Networks” of the CRC 1265 “Re-figuration of Spaces”, institute for media and communication studies, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 02/2018 – 08/2020

    Research associate on project B05 “Translocal Networks” of the CRC 1265 “Re-figuration of Spaces”, department of communication, University of Münster

  • 04/2017 - 01/2018

    Research associate on the team of “Digitized Public Spheres” (Prof. Dr. Annie Waldherr), department of communication, University of Münster

  • 04/2017 - 01/2018

    Research associate at the “Communication Theory and Media Effects” division (Prof. Dr. Barbara Pfetsch), institute for media and communication studies, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 09/2015 - 03/2016

    Student assistant on a project researching German citizens’ perceptions of quality of life for the German Chancellery, institute for media and communication studies, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 10/2014 - 01/2017

    M.A. “Media and Political Communication”, Freie Universität Berlin

  • 10/2010 - 07/2014

    B.A. “Media and Communication Studies” and “Political Science”, Freie Universität Berlin

Research Focus

    • Computational Methods, particularly network analysis and automated content analysis

    • Online communication and social media

    • Public spheres theory, urban public spheres

    • Relation between communication and space

Dissertation

Title: Issue Spatiality and Socio-spatial Inequality. The Geographic Distribution of Visibility in Urban Public Spheres on Social Media.

The PhD project investigates how thematic spaces are constructed in public communication. Building on the literature on so-called issue publics, the thesis develops the notion of issue spatiality. It posits that, through spatial references in public issue discourses, a shared public understanding of the places where certain political issues are relevant emerges. Moreover, the thesis proposes that these issue spaces do not merely mirror the “true” prevalence of political issues. Instead, it uses a communication infrastructure framework to argue that the local availability of communicative resources is likely to explain issue spatiality to a substantial degree. The thesis develops a theoretical model of issue spatiality, which is then applied to four empirical case studies. These use Twitter data to make visible the issue spaces on housing markets as well as cycling infrastructure in the cities of Berlin and Frankfurt am Main, Germany. The main methods employed are computational analyses, such as topic modeling, network analysis, and geographical dictionaries. In some instances, they are enriched using qualitative, interpretative approaches.

Publications

  • Articles

    • Maier, D., Stoltenberg, D., Pfetsch, B., & Waldherr, A. (2021, in press). Talking to my community elsewhere: Bringing together networked public spheres and the concept of translocal communities. In Million, A., Haid, C., Castillo Ulloa, I. & Baur, N. (eds.), Spatial transformations. The effect of mediatization, mobility, and social dislocation on the re-figuration of spaces. Routledge.

    • Stoltenberg, D., Pfetsch, B., & Waldherr, A. (2021, in press). Geolokalisierung digitaler Daten. In A. J. Heinrich, S. Marguin, A. Million, J. Stollmann (eds.), Methoden der qualitativen Raumforschung. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. UVK/Transcript.

    • Kligler-Vilenchik, N., de Vries Kedem, M., Maier, D., & Stoltenberg, D. (2020). Mobilization vs. demobilization discourses on social media. Political Communication. Advance online publication: https://www.doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2020.1820648

    • Kligler-Vilenchik, N., Stoltenberg, D., de Vries Kedem, M., Gur-Ze’ev, H., Waldherr, A., & Pfetsch, B. (2020). Tweeting in the time of coronavirus: How social media use and academic research evolve during times of global uncertainty. Social Media + Society, 6(34). https://www.doi.org/10.1177/2056305120948258 (open access)

    • Maier, D., Niekler, A., Wiedemann, G., & Stoltenberg, D. (2020). How document sampling and vocabulary pruning affect the results of topic models. Computational Communication Research, 2(2), 139-152. https://www.doi.org/10.5117/CCR2020.2.001.MAIE (open access)

    • Stoltenberg, D., Maier, D., & Waldherr, A. (2019). Community detection in civil society online networks: Theoretical guide and empirical assessment. Social Networks, 59, 120-133. https://www.doi.org/10.1016/j.socnet.2019.07.001 (open access)

    • Waldherr, A., Wehden, L.-O., Stoltenberg, D., Miltner, P., Ostner, S., & Pfetsch, B. (2019). Induktive Kategorienbildung in der Inhaltsanalyse: Kombination automatischer und manueller Verfahren. FQS: Forum Qualitative Sozialforschung, 20(1). https://www.doi.org/10.17169/fqs-20.1.3058 (open access)

    • Stoltenberg, D. & Maier, D. (2019). Descriptive methods for investigating dynamics in online networks. In Müller, Philipp; Geiß, Stefan; Schemer, Christian; Naab, Teresa K.; Peter, Christina (Eds.), Dynamische Prozesse der öffentlichen Kommunikation. Methodische Herausforderungen (p. 144-173). Herbert von Halem.

    • Wehden, L.-O. & Stoltenberg, D. (2019). So far, yet so close: Examining translocal Twitter audiences of regional newspapers in Germany. Journalism Studies, 20(10), 1400-1420. https://www.doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2018.1520609

    • Waldherr, Annie, Ostner, Sophia, Müller, Lars-Ole, Miltner, Peter, Stoltenberg, Daniela, Sona, Patrick & Pfetsch, Barbara. (2015). Wissenschaftliche Auswertung von Bürger- und Online-Dialogen zum Thema Lebensqualität in Deutschland.

  • Vorträge

    • Stoltenberg, D. (2020). Challenging spatial marginalization through social media communication? A case study of the Twitter discourse on housing in Berlin. Annual Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers, virtual conference, October 27-31, 2020.

    • Stoltenberg, D., Pfetsch, B., & Waldherr, A. (2020). Ortsspuren in digitalen Daten: Strategien zur Geolokalisierung von Tweets. 40. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie, virtual conference, September 14-19, 2020.

    • Maier, D., Baden, C., Stoltenberg, D., de Vries Kedem, M., & Waldherr, A. (2020). Assessing strategies for topic modeling of multilingual text collections in communication research. European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR) General Conference, virtual conference, August 24-28, 2020.

    • Maier, D., Baden, C., Stoltenberg, D., de Vries Kedem, M., & Waldherr, A. (2020). Assessing strategies for topic modeling of multilingual text collections in communication research. 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), virtual conference, May 20-26, 2020.

    • Kligler-Vilenchik, N., de Vries Kedem, M., Maier, D., & Stoltenberg, D. (2019). Twitter networks of voter (de)mobilization in the 2018 municipal elections in Jerusalem: A mixed-methods analysis. European Symposium Series on Societal Challenges in Computational Social Science (EuroCSS), Zurich, Switzerland, September 03, 2019.

    • Pfetsch, B., Maier, D., Stoltenberg, D., Waldherr, A., Kligler-Vilenchik, N., & de Vries Kedem, M. (2019). How local is the digital public sphere on Twitter? A comparison between Jerusalem and Berlin. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Washington DC, United States, May 26, 2019.

    • Stoltenberg, D. (2019). The role of spatialized inequality in shaping political discourse in social media urban public spheres. 69th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Doctoral Pre-Conference, Political Communication Division, Washington DC, United States, May 24, 2019.

    • Maier, D., Stoltenberg, D., Waldherr, A. & Pfetsch, B. (2019). TweetX: An R-shiny web application for exploring collections of tweets. 64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), WWU Münster, Münster, Germany, May 11, 2019.

    • Stoltenberg, D. (2019). Integrierte Nachbarschaft(en)? Lokale Repräsentanz und Vernetzung in Social Media-Stadtöffentlichkeiten. 64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), WWU Münster, Münster, Germany, May 10, 2019.

    • Waldherr, A., Stoltenberg, D., Maier, D., & Pfetsch, B. (2019). Translocal networks: Public sphere in the social web. Invited Seminar, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel, March 25, 2019.

    • Maier, D., Stoltenberg, D., Pfetsch, B., & Waldherr, A. (2019). Translocal networks in urban Twitter spheres: A case study from Berlin. Re-Figuration of Spaces: Mediatization, Mobility, Globalization and Social Dislocation. First International Conference of the SFB 1265, Technische Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany, February 21, 2019.

    • Waldherr, Annie; Stoltenberg, Daniela; Maier, Daniel & Pfetsch, Barbara (2018): “Translocalization of Public Spheres in a Digitized World“. 7th Annual Conference of the European Communication Research and Education Association (ECREA), Lugano, Switzerland, 01.11.2018.

    • Stoltenberg, Daniela & Müller, Lars-Ole (2018): “So Far, Yet So Close: Examining Translocal Twitter Audiences of Regional Newspapers in Germany”. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic, 28.05.2018.

    • Stoltenberg, Daniela; Maier, Daniel & Waldherr, Annie (2018): “Community Detection in Online Networks of Civil Society: Theoretical Guide and Empirical Assessment”. 68th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), Prague, Czech Republic, 25.05.2018.

    • Stoltenberg, Daniela & Müller, Lars-Ole (2017): „Kennt Regionaljournalismus Grenzen? Räumliche Verortung der Follower regionaler Zeitungen auf Twitter“. Annual Conference of the DGPuK’s Digital Communication division, Hochschule Macromedia, Stuttgart, Germany, 09 November 2017.

    • Waldherr, Annie; Stoltenberg, Daniela; Maier, Daniel & Pfetsch, Barbara (2017): „Translokalisierung von Öffentlichkeiten in einer digitalisierten Welt: Ein Theoriebeitrag“. Annual Conference of the DGPuK’s Digital Communication division, Hochschule Macromedia, Stuttgart, Germany, 09 November 2017.

    • Stoltenberg, Daniela (2017): „Entdeckung kohäsiver Subgruppen in Hyperlink-Netzwerken: Theoretische Fundierung und empirischer Methodenvergleich“. Annual Conference of the DGPuK’s Methods division, Johannes Gutenberg-Universität, Mainz, Germany, 21 September 2017.