Sonja Utz

Short bio

Academic Positions

since April 2014 Full Professor for Communication via Social Media at University of Tübingen / Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen
since April 2013 Leader research group Social Media at Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien, Tübingen
August 2012 - March 2013 Associate Professor at the Department of Communication Science, VU University Amsterdam (3 days a week)
November 2011 - March 2013 Associate Professor for Social Media and Reputation Management at the NHL Leeuwarden (2 days a week)
April 2004 - July 2012 Assistant Professor for New Media at the Department of Communication Science, VU University Amsterdam (since November 2011 for 3 days a week)
October 2001 - March 2004 Assistant Professor at the Department of Organizational and Social Psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
April 2000 - September 2001 Postdoc at the Department of Social Psychology, VU University Amsterdam
October 1999 - March 2000 Research assistant at the Department of Organizational and Social Psychology, Chemnitz University of Technology, Germany
November 1996 - September 1999 Research assistant at the Department of Economic and Social Psychology, Catholic University of Eichstätt, Germany


Education


1999 Ph.D. in psychology Catholic University of Eichstätt, Department of Economic and Social Psychology Thesis: "Soziale Identifikation mit virtuellen Gemeinschaften - Bedingungen und Konsequenzen" ["Social Identification with Virtual Communities - Causes and Consequences"] Supervisor: Prof. Dr. Dr. Roland Wakenhut
1996 Diploma in Psychology Catholic University of Eichstätt Diploma thesis: "Kommunikationsstrukturen und Persoenlichkeitsaspekte bei MUD-Nutzern" [Communication Structures and Personality Aspects of MUD-Users]
1991-1996 Study of Psychology at the Catholic University of Eichstätt


Memberships



European Association of Social Psychology (EASP), Deutsche Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK) [German Society for Journalism and Communication Science], Deutsche Gesellschaft fuer Psychologie (DGPs) [German Society for Psychology], Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), International Communication Association (ICA)


Reviewer



Member of the editorial board of Journal of Media Psychology; Media Psychology, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, International Journal of Internet Science
Ad hoc reviewer for British Journal of Social Psychology, European Journal of Social Psychology, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Self and Identity, New Media and Society, Simulation & Gaming, Small Group Research, Swiss Journal of Psychology, Zeitschrift fuer Medienpsychologie, Zeitschrift fuer Sozialpsychologie, Wirtschaftspsychologie