Dario Siegen

Dario Siegen, MA

Assistent / Research and Teaching Assistant

Phone: +44 635 21 57

Room number: AND 2.86


Research interests

Science & environmental communication, political communication, social change, automated analysis methods

Curriculum vitae

Since October 2020: Assistant at the Department of Communication and Media Research IKMZ/ University of Zurich (Chair Mark Eisenegger)

2020: Student Conference Coordinator for the International Sustainable Campus Network ISCN / EPF Lausanne

2019: exchange semester / Hertie School Berlin, Germany

2018-2020: Master’s Degree Program in Development Studies / Graduate Institute Geneva

2016-2018: Assistant at the Department of Communication and Media Research IKMZ / University of Zurich (Chair Mike S. Schäfer)

2017: Exchange semester / Stellenbosch University, South Africa

2014-2017: Bachelor’s Degree Program in Media & Communication Studies and Business Administration / University of Zurich


Mahl, D., Guenther, L., Schäfer, M. S., Meyer, C., & Siegen, D.(2020). “We are a bit blind about it”: A qualitative analysis of climate change-related perceptions and communication across South African communities. Environmental Communication. DOI: 10.1080/17524032.2020.1736116


Siegen, D.& Rauchfleisch, A. (2018). Swiss journalists on Twitter: Co-orientation in a large-scale social network analysis. Annual Conference Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research (SGKM) 2018, Lugano.

Rauchfleisch, A., Schäfer, M. S., & Siegen, D.(2018). Scientists’ Contacts with Politicians, Industry Representatives and Journalists: Assessing and Explaining the "Societalization" of Swiss Professors. Annual Conference of the Division of Science Communication, German Communication Association (DGPuK) 2018, Friedrichshafen.

Awards and further education

2019: Admission to Swiss Study Foundation, participation in various seminars

2018: Award for outstanding academic performance, class of 2018, University of Zurich

2018: Participation Climate-KIC Journey, European Institute of Innovation & Technology