Sarah Anne Ganter (PhD, University of Vienna, 2017) is a tenure-track Assistant Professor at the School of Communication. She was previously a research fellow at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, UK, and a pre-doctoral researcher at the Department of Communications at the University of Vienna, Austria. Her main research interests are media governance and media policy in the digital era, content industries, comparative and cross-border research. She is excited about researching media and digital (policy) transformations, related interactions and their embedding into socio-cultural, economic and political, as well as everyday - life settings. Her work is influenced by a cosmopolitan approach to academic work, integrating scholarly work from different cultural, linguistic and geographical academic settings.
She is the recipient of the competitive Marietta – Blau Scholarship funded by the Austrian Ministry of Research and Science which she used for conducting fieldwork in South America. In 2014, her sole-authored paper “What about geographies? Border-crossing intertextuality in national, audiovisual policy documents.” was awarded the Top Student Paper Award in the Communication Law and Policy Section of the European Communication Research Association (ECREA).
She has published in New Media and Society, the European Journal of Communication, The Qualitative Report, the Medien Journal and in various international book projects. Her book “Platforms and Publishers” (co-authored with Rasmus Kleis Nielsen) has been contracted by Oxford University Press.
Sarah served four years as the YECREA Communication Law and Policy representative, is a member of several communication studies associations, such as the German Communication Association (DGPuK), the International Communication Association (ICA) and Global Internet Governance Academic Network (GigaNet). Additionally, she serves regularly as reviewer for internationally ranked journals and conferences such as Communication Theory, the European Journal of Communication, ICA, IAMCR and ECREA. She is also a research associate at the Reuters Institute for the Study of Journalism at the University of Oxford, UK.