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Theo Röhle

Senior lecturer

Theo Röhle
Senior lecturer
theo.rohle@jmg.gu.se
+46 31 786 1228

Postal Address: Box 710, 40530 Göteborg
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 b , 41313 Göteborg


Journalism Media and Communication (More Information)
Box 710
405 30 Göteborg
www.jmg.gu.se
jmg@jmg.gu.se
Fax: +46 31 786 4950
Visiting Address: Seminariegatan 1 B , 413 13 Göteborg

About Theo Röhle

I am Associate Professor in Media and Communication Studies at the Department of Journalism, Media and Communication.

Background
From 2015 to 2019, I was senior lecturer in Media and Communication Studies at Karlstad University and Programme Director for the B.A. programme ”Digital Media and Analysis”. I received my M.A. from Stockholm University in 2003 and my Ph.D. in Media Culture from the University of Hamburg in 2009. Thereafter, I held postdoc positions at the Research Training Group ”Automatisms” in Paderborn and at Braunschweig University of Art, both in Germany.

Research Interests
I am primarily interested in developing critical perspectives on digital media, both from a contemporary and historical perspective. My research is situated at the intersection of Science and Technology Studies, digital media studies and historical media studies. In my Ph.D. thesis, I examined the ranking algorithms and tracking mechanisms of the search engine Google and discussed their implications in terms of power relations built into code. During my postdocs positions, my research focused on social media and datafication, as well as software studies based on historical case studies within the areas of Digital Humanities and Gamification.

Current Research Project
My current research project focuses on Distributed Denial of Service (DDoS) attacks against media organisations as a new form of censorship. In media studies, DDoS is often portrayed as a variant of progressive digital activism, but during recent years, these attacks are increasingly used in order to silence reporting on politically inconvenient or controversial issues. Media organisations are thus forced to turn to external providers for protection against IT attacks. Based on current approaches in Infrastructure Studies and on interviews with IT professionals as well as journalists, the project investigates in how far these developments undermine the Internet’s promise to democratise publishing and distribution.

Teaching
Right now, I primarily teach introductory courses in Media and Communication Studies.

Major publications

Die Software sozialer Medien
Theo Röhle
Handbuch Soziale Medien, Wiesbaden, Springer, 2017

Digital Methods: Five Challenges
Bernhard Rieder, Theo Röhle
Understanding Digital Humanities, Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

Latest publications

"One man's simulation exercise is still another man's game" : Zum Verhältnis von Modell, Simulation und Spiel
Theo Röhle
Unternehmensplanspiele 1955-1975: Die Herstellung unternehmerischer Rationalität im Spiel, Münster, LIT Verlag, Chapter in book 2019
Chapter in book

„Data should be cooked with care“ : Digitale Kartographie zwischen Akkumulation und Aggregation
Theo Röhle
Bedeutende Daten: Modelle, Verfahren und Praxis der Vermessung und Verdatung im Netz, Wiesbaden, Springer, Chapter in book 2018
Chapter in book

Die Software sozialer Medien
Theo Röhle
Handbuch Soziale Medien, Wiesbaden, Springer, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Digital Methods. From Challenges to Bildung
Bernhard Rieder, Theo Röhle
The Datafied Society: Studying Culture through Data, Amsterdam, Amsterdam University Press, Chapter in book 2017
Chapter in book

Rezension von Felix Stalder ”Kultur der Digitalität”
Theo Röhle
Medien & Kommunikationswissenschaft, Book review 2016
Book review

Crowdfunding of Academic Books : A Case Study
Oliver Leistert, Theo Röhle
The Para-Academic Handbook: A Toolkit for making-learning-creating-acting, Bristol, HammerOn Press, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Teilmengen. Mengen teilen : Taxonomien, Ordnungen und Massen im Facebook Open Graph
Irina Kaldrack, Theo Röhle
Soziale Medien – Neue Massen, Zürich, diaphanes, Chapter in book 2014
Chapter in book

Divide and Share : Taxonomies, Orders and Masses in Facebooks Open Graph
Irina Kaldrack, Theo Röhle
Computational Culture, Journal article 2014
Journal article

Das Beste aus beiden Welten? Wissenschaft und Crowdfunding
Oliver Leistert, Theo Röhle
Zeitschrift für Medienwissenschaft, Journal article 2013
Journal article

Major publications

Die Software sozialer Medien
Theo Röhle
Handbuch Soziale Medien, Wiesbaden, Springer, 2017

Digital Methods: Five Challenges
Bernhard Rieder, Theo Röhle
Understanding Digital Humanities, Houndmills, Palgrave Macmillan, 2012

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