Sonja Utz
Full professor for communication via social media at University of Tübingen
Leader of the Social Media Lab at Leibniz Institut für Wissensmedien

Research interests

  • social media use in professional settings
  • informal learning with socialmedia
  • (para)social processes
  • algorithm acceptance
  • human-machine communication

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  • Wissensarbeiter*innen für Studie gesucht (sorry, currently only in German)
    Studie zu Vorteilen von berufsbezogener Nutzung sozialer Medien. Super spannend! Länger angelegte Studie, regelmäßig Fragebögen Ggf. indiv. Feedback 80€ bei Abschluss Start hier: bit.ly/3MkJ4jr Gerne teilen!
  • PhD position available
    I’m looking for a PhD student (36 months, starting July 1st or later) interested in the effects of knowledge-related social and mobile media use or other topics fitting to my Everyday Media Lab. Candidates should have a background in communication science, psychology, or a related discipline; knowledge of computational methods …
  • Lab upgraded
    Now the official news is out – I have been upgraded from junior research lab to research lab. The title will also change from Social Media to Everyday Media to cover the fact that we also study how podcasts, YouTube videos, chatbots, or voice assistants like Alexa are used for …
  • Call for papers – Special Issue on Human-Machine-Communication
    I’m co-editing a special issue of the Publizistik on Human-Machine-Communication, together with Katrin Etzrodt (TU Dresden), Peter Gentzel (Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg) and Sven Engesser (TU Dresden). Full call here: https://www.springer.com/journal/11616/updates/19728790 Please share!
  • New publication
    Our review paper Social Media Use, Stress, and Coping in the special issue of Current Opinion in Psychology is finally online! Click here!