Prof. Dr. Marion G. Müller | © Trier University - Jenna Theis

About

Prof. Marion G. Müller has a multidisciplinary and multicultural background. Born in the USA, raised in Germany, she studied Political Science, Art History and Law Studies in Heidelberg and Hamburg. During her study she complete part of the programm abroad in Toulouse (ín France. As a DFG (German Research Foundation) scholarship holder at the interdisciplinary Graduate School "Political Iconography" of the University of Hamburg, she completed her doctoral thesis on the history of the American election poster from 1828 to 1996. From 1990-1991 she worked as a German Marshall Fund Fellow in the US Congress. In 1997 (during her postdoctoral project) she also completed a film education at the New York Film Academy. From 2001-2003 she was a scientific assistant at the Institute for Political Science of the University of Hamburg, where she also habilitated. From 2004 until her appointment to the University of Trier in February 2019, she was a professor of mass communication at the English-speaking Jacobs University Bremen. Together with Prof. Thomas Knieper (University of Passau), she founded the Visual Communication Department of the German Association for Journalism and Communication Studies (DGPuK) in 2000 and was its spokesperson from 2004-2007. From 2007-2011 she was the chairwoman of the Visual Communication Studies Division of the International Communication Association (ICA). From 2009 to 2013 she was the founding director of the interdisciplinary research center Visual Communication & Expertise (VisComX) at Jacobs University Bremen.

 

• Curriculum vitae

Research interests and teaching

  • Visual Communication

  • Political Communication

  • Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Comparative Communication

  • Crisis and Conflict Communication

  • Visual Methods

Third-Party Funds Projects and Awards

  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF) 2008-11: “Bild – Film – Diskurs. Ein neuer integrativer Ansatz“ (Visuals – Film – Discourse), TP 3: Text-Bild in Presse und Nachrichten (BMBF-Projektnummer.: 01UA0813B)
  • 2008: ICA Poster Award (3rd prize) best poster International Communication Association’s (ICA) Annual Conference in Montreal, Canada, May 2008 for the poster: “Leni-Riefenstahlization of US-politics? The Visual Legacy of the Bush Administration”
  • VolkswagenStiftung 2007: “Visual Competence – Facets of a Paradigm Shift”, Internationales Symposium an der Jacobs University, Juli 2007 (Projektnummer: II/82828)
  • VolkswagenStiftung 2002: „Rituals in Parliaments“, Internationales Symposium, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, Mai 2002
  • 2001: Kurt-Hartwig-Siemers-Preis 2000, für exzellente post-doktorale Forschung, Hamburgische Wissenschaftliche Stiftung
  • VolkswagenStiftung 2000: „Die Zeitlichkeit der Politik“, Internationales Symposium, Warburg-Haus, Hamburg, Mai 2000
  • DFG-Habilitationsstipendium 1998 – 2000: Habilitationstipend for "Political Liturgy. Ceremonial structures in Western democracies compared: USA, UK, France, Germany and the EU"
  • DFG-Postdok-Stipendium 1996 – 1998: „The Visual Construction of Democratic Reality“
  • German Marshall Fund Travel Grant 1996: US-Presidential Primaries
  • Deutsches Historisches Institut Washington D.C. 1993: PhD-Stipendium
  • DFG 1991 – 1994: Promotionsstipendium Graduiertenkolleg "Politische Ikonographie", Universität Hamburg
  • German Marshall Fund 1990 – 1991: Congressional Fellowship US-Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-New Jersey), Washington D.C./USA

Latest Publications

Müller, M.G. & Knieper, T. (2019). Terror der Bilder: Visuelle Kommunikation in Krieg und Terrorismus. In Katharina Lobinger (Ed.) (2018-19), Handbuch der Visuellen Kommunikationsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. [Online].

Knieper, T. & Müller, M.G. (2018). Zur Bedeutung von Bildkontexten und Produktionsprozessen für die Analyse visueller Kommunikation. In Katharina Lobinger (Ed.) (2018-19), Handbuch der Visuellen Kommunikationsforschung. Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien. [Online].

Müller, M.G. (2017). Bilder als Grenzgänger zwischen den Disziplinen. Überlegungen zu den methodisch-theoretischen Voraussetzungen der Cyber-Bildlichkeit (pp. 79-113), in Bloch, S.K, Dubach, M. & Rippl, G. (Eds.), Grenzen in den Wissenschaften, Berner Universitätsschriften Bd. 60, Bern: Haupt.

Bateman, J., Chiao-I, T., Seizov, O., Jacobs, A., Lüdtke, A., Müller, M.G. & Herzog, O. (2016). Towards next-generation visual archives: image, film and discourse. Visual Studies 31(2), 131-154. DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2016.1173892

Müller, M.G., Bateman, J. & Seizov, O. (2016). Visual archives in the digital age. Visual Studies 31(2), 93-94. DOI:10.1080/1472586X.2016.1173882

Seizov, O. & Müller, M.G. (2016). Multimodal Campaign Strategies in the US Presidential Elections 2012. A Content Analysis of the Campaign Websites of Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. In: Christoph Bieber & Klaus Kamps (Eds.), Die US-Präsidentschaftswahl 2012 (pp. 331-362). Analysen der Politik- und Kommunikationswissenschaft. Wiesbaden: VS Springer.

Mellesse, M. A. & Müller, M. G. (2015). A Typology of Profile Pictures: How do young adults acquire profile images on Facebook? In K. Lobinger & S. Geise (Eds.), Visualisierung - Mediatisierung. Bildliche Kommunikation und bildliches Handeln in mediatisierten Gesellschaften (pp. 125-145). Köln: Herbert von Halem Verlag.

Müller, M.G. (9. January 2015). The best weapon against terrorism - oblivion. The Conversation 
http://theconversation.com/the-best-weapon-against-terroristsoblivion-35988 

Müller, M.G. & Geise, S. (2015). Grundlagen der Visuellen Kommunikation. Konstanz: UVK, utb.