Institute of Media Studies

Merle-Marie Kruse, M.A.

Merle-Marie Kruse is research assistant in the project „Agonistic Engagement in Post-Migrant Societies“ (PI: Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas)

Postal Address

University of Tübingen
Institute of Media Studies
Wilhelmstraße 50
72074 Tübingen
Germany

Contact

merle-marie.krusespam prevention@uni-tuebingen.de


 

Profile

Merle-Marie Kruse‘s main research interests include

  • cultural studies
  • media culture and participation
  • feminist media and communication studies
  • citizenship studies
  • political communication of young people
  • mediatization research
  • discourse studies and qualitative methods

Curriculum Vitae

Merle-Marie Kruse studied Cultural Studies at Leuphana University Lüneburg and Växjö University (Sweden) with specializations in Communications, Music, as well as Cultural Education and Organization.

Between 2010 and 2011, she was a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Friedrich Krotz in the coordinating project of the DFG priority program 1505 “Mediatized Worlds” at the Centre for Media, Communication and Information Research (ZeMKI), University of Bremen. 

Between 2011 and 2013, Merle-Marie Kruse received a PhD scholarship as a doctoral student of Prof. Dr. Tanja Tomas at the Institute of Communication Studies and Media Culture (IfKM), Leuphana University Lüneburg. Her PhD project focuses on young people’s negotiations of the political in the context of their everyday communicative practices. 

Between 2013 and 2016, she worked as a research assistant in the coordinating project of the DFG priority program “Mediatized Worlds” again. 

Since 2016, Merle-Marie Kruse is a research assistant to Prof. Dr. Tanja Thomas at the Institute of Media Studies, Eberhard Karls University Tübingen. Since July 2018, she is working in the research project „Agonistic Engagement in Post-Migrant Societies“ funded by the German Israeli Foundation for Scientific Research and Development (GIF).

Most Important Publications

  • Thomas, Tanja/Kruse, Merle-Marie/Stehling Miriam (eds.)(2019): Media and Participation in Post-Migrant Societies. London: Rowman & Littlefield International. 
  • Krotz, Friedrich/Despotović, Cathrin/Kruse, Merle-Marie (Hrsg.)(2017): Mediatisierung als Metaprozess. Transformationen, Formen der Entwicklung und die Generierung von Neuem. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Thomas, Tanja/Merle-Marie Kruse (2016): Cultural Studies. In: Mazzoleni, Gianpiettro/Barnhurst, Kevin/Ikeda, Ken’ichi/Maia, Rousiley C. M./Wessler, Hartmut (eds.): The International Encyclopedia of Political Communication. Volume 1: A-Int. Chrichester: Wiley-Blackwell, 257-268.
  • Stehling, Miriam/Kruse, Merle-Marie (2015): Occupy als Jugendbewegung für Generationengerechtigkeit? Mediatisierte Aushandlungen des ‚Politischen‘ durch junge Menschen. In: Journal für Generationengerechtigkeit (JFGG) Jg. 15, Heft 1/2015, 22-30.
  • Krotz, Friedrich/Despotović, Cathrin/Kruse, Merle-Marie (Hrsg.)(2014): Die Mediatisierung sozialer Welten. Synergien empirischer Forschung. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.
  • Kruse, Merle-Marie (2013): Pop Macht Nation. Affirmationen und Irritationen nationaler Identität in Texten deutschsprachiger Popmusik. Münster: Lit.
  • Thomas, Tanja/Hobuß, Steffi/Kruse, Merle-Marie/Hennig, Irina (Hrsg.)(2011): Dekonstruktion und Evidenz. Ver(un)sicherungen in Medienkulturen. Sulzbach/Taunus: Helmer.