Pamina Syed Ali

Pamina Syed Ali, MSc

Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant

Room number: AND 3.50

Curriculum vitae

03/2022 – Present                                                        Research and Teaching Assistant, Division: International & Comparative Media Research
04/2021 – 06/2021 Communications Internship at Federal Press Office, Berlin, Germany
10/2020 – 11/2020 Communications Internship at German Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany
03/2020 – 03/2022 Student Assistant in Research and Teaching, Computational Communication Science Lab, University of Vienna, Austria
07/2018 – 09/2019 Journalistic Working Student at Media Group RTL Television, Mannheim, Germany 
02/2019 – 07/2019

S/4HANA Next Generations Business Practices

Working Student Communications at SAP AG, Walldorf, Germany

09/2018 – 12/2018 Public Relations Internship at Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany
06/2017 – 07/2017 Journalism Internship at ZWEITES DEUTSCHES FERNSEHEN ZDF Television, Mainz, Germany
11/2016 – 12/2018

Journalistic Freelancer at Die Rheinpfalz GmbH & Co. KG Newspaper, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany

09/2016 – 09/2017

Journalistic Freelancer at Mannheimer Morgen GmbH Newspaper, Mannheim, Germany

03/2016 – 06/2017 Working Student at Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen GmbH Television, Mannheim, Germany


03/2022 – Present                                           

PhD (Dr. phil) in Media and Communication Science, University of Zurich, Switzerland
10/2019 – 11/2021 M.Sc. Communication Science, University of Vienna,  Austria
09/2015 – 09/2019 B.A. Media and Communication Science, University of Mannheim, Germany
09/2017 – 01/2018 Visiting Student, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Scholarship Holder PROMOS DAAD

Research Interests

Online vs. Offline Behavior | Political Communication | Comparative Research | Digitalized Society | Data Colonialism | Big Data | Computational Social Science | Data Feminism


Eisele, O., Litvyak, O., Brändle, V. K., Balluff, P., Fischeneder, A., Sotirakou, C., Syed Ali, K. P., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2021). An Emotional Rally: Exploring Commenters’ Responses to Online News Coverage of the COVID-19 Crisis in Austria. Digital Journalism, 1–24.

Contributions at Conferences

Forrai, M., Saumer, M., Kemetmüller, A. C., Syed Ali, K. P., & Lecheler, S. (2021, May). Effects of misogynistic advertisements and reporting about sexual harassment on victim blaming. Presentation at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.

Lind, F. Boomgaarden, H. G., Kathirgamalingam, A., Song, H., Syed Ali, K. P., & Vliegenthart, R. (2022, May). Comparative Communication Research 2003-2021: A Systematic Review of Communication Science Journals. Presentation at the 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30.


03/2022 –  Present               Member of the Computational Methods Working Group, University of Zürich