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Vivien Sommer
Leibniz Institute for Research on Society and Space

I studied Sociology, Philosophy, Journalism and Communication science at the Free University Berlin (2002-2008). I earned my doctoral degree at the Chemnitz University with a media study on "Memory Practices in Online Discourses. The case of John Demjanjuk in the World Wide Web". I led the BMBF-funded teaching-learning research project "Media and Shelter" (2015-2016) together with Dr. Andreas Bischof (Chemnitz University). In this participatory study she examined, developed and evaluated media concepts for refugees.

Since June 2018, I have been a research associate in the research department „Dynamics of Communication, Knowledge and Spatial Development”. As a postdoc she is part of the DFG-funded project "Socio-spatial Transformations in German-Polish ‘Interstices’". Practices of Debordering and Rebordering".