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Jun.-Prof. Dr. Curd Knüpfer

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John F. Kennedy Institut

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Adresse
Lansstr. 7-9
Raum 209
14195 Berlin

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Sprechstunde: nach Vereinbarung per Mail (curd.knuepfer@fu-berlin.de)


Prof. Knüpfer ist im WiSe 23/24 im Forschungsfreisemester.

Winter Semester 2023/24

on research leave

Summer Semester 2023

Lecturer, Master Course: Analyzing Right-Wing Media Content, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: Political Communication in the US: An Introduction, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin.

Winter Semester 2022/23

Lecturer, Master Course: Content Analytical Research Methods & Climate Change Communication, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/ IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: Democracy, Disinformation, and Deception, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin.

Summer Semester 2022

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: Political Communication in the US: An Introduction, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin.

Winter Semester 2021/22

-on parental leave-

Summer Semester 2021

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: Political Systems and Media Regimes, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin.

Lecturer, Master Course: Political Communication and the American Public Sphere, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/ IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin

Winter Semester 2020/21

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: Democracy, Disinformation and Deception, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin.

Lecturer, Master Course: Theories of Press-State Relations and Content Analytical Research Methods, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute/ IfPuK, Freie Universität Berlin

Summer Semester 2020

Lecturer, Bachelor Course: Political Systems and Media Regimes, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, Master Course: Fictions and Metaphors of Truth, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin.

Winter Semester 2019/20

Lecturer, Master Course: Mediated Information and Political Deliberation Processes, Political Science, John F. Kennedy Institute, Freie Universität Berlin

Lecturer, lecture series: Popular Culture, Media and Politics in the U.S, Political Science. John F. Kennedy-Instituet, Freie Universität Berlin


Forschungsschwerpunkte

  •    US Medien
  •    Politische Kommunikation
  •    Frame Theory
  •    Rechte alternative Medien
  •    Digitale Öffentlichkeit
  •    Transnationale Öffentlichkeit


Editor of the APSA and ICA Political Communication Divisions' Political Communication Report

ResearchGate Profile

Books / Theses

Knüpfer, C. B. (2015). Right-wing realities? News media fragmentation, conservatism, and the framing of U.S. foreign policy (microfiche) [Doctoral dissertation, Freie Universität Berlin]. http://d-nb.info/1074039734

Knüpfer, C. (2010). Ideen, die die Welt verzerren: Das Machtstreben der US-amerikanischen Neokonservativen seit 1989. (Publication of M.A. thesis on the neoconservative movement and U.S. foreign policy after the Cold War). Tectum Verlag, Marburg.

Journal articles

Knüpfer, C. B., Schwemmer, C., & Heft, A. (2023). Politicization and Right-Wing Normalization on YouTube: A Topic-Based Analysis of the “Alternative Influence Network". International Journal of Communicationhttps://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/20369/4381

Cowburn, M., & Knüpfer, C. B. (2023). The emerging fault line of alternative news: Intra-party division in Republican representatives’ media engagement. Party Politics, 0(0). https://doi.org/10.1177/13540688231157

Klinger, U., Lance Bennett, W., Knüpfer, C. B., Martini, F., & Zhang, X. (2022). From the fringes into mainstream politics: intermediary networks and movement-party coordination of a global anti-immigration campaign in Germany. Information, Communication & Society, 1–18. https://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2022.2050415

Heft, A., Knüpfer, C. B., Reinhardt, S., Mayerhöffer, E. (2020). Toward a transnational information ecology on the right? Hyperlink networking among right-wing digital news sites in Europe and the United States. The International Journal of Press/Politics. http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1940161220963670

Knüpfer, C. B., Hoffmann, M. & Voskresenskii, V. (2020). Hijacking MeToo: Transnational dynamics and networked frame contestation on the far right in the case of the ‘120 decibels' campaign. Information, Communication & Societyhttps://doi.org/10.1080/1369118X.2020.1822904

Heft, A., Mayerhöffer, E., Reinhardt, S., & Knüpfer, C. B. (2019). Beyond Breitbart: Comparing right‐wing digital news infrastructures in six Western democracies. Policy & Internet. https://doi.org/10.1002/poi3.219

Bahador, B., Entman, R., & Knüpfer, C. B. (2019). Who’s elite and how the answer matters to politics. Political Communication (The Forum)https://doi.org/10.1080/10584609.2018.1548412

Knüpfer, C. B., & Entman, R. M. (2018). Framing conflicts in digital and transnational media environments. Media, War & Conflict, 11(4): 476–488. https://doi.org/10.1177/1750635218796381

Knüpfer, C. B. (2018). Diverging projections of reality: Amplified frame competition via distinct modes of journalistic production. Journalism Studies, 9(4), 594-611.

Bennett, W. L., Segerberg, A., & Knüpfer, C. B. (2018). The democratic interface: Technology, political organization, and diverging patterns of electoral representation. Information, Communication & Society, 21(11), 1655-1680.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2016). Words left unspoken: The external forces shaping online discourse. American Studies Journal, 61. https://doi.org/10.18422/61-07

Book chapters

Knüpfer C. B., Pfetsch B., Heft A. (2020). Demokratischer Wandel, dissonante Öffentlichkeit und die Herausforderungen vernetzter Kommunikationsumgebungen. In: M. Oswald & I. Borucki (Eds.), Demokratietheorie im Zeitalter der Frühdigitalisierung (pp. 83-101). Springer VS, Wiesbaden.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2020). Technological innovation and bottom-up democracy – Acknowledging the crises and re-affirming the research agenda. In: I. Brittner, S.N. Meyer. & P. Schneck (Eds.), We the People? The United States and the Question of Rights (pp. 105-121). Winter Verlag, Heidelberg.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2020). Fragmentierung vs. Konsolidierung? Der digitale Strukturwandel im Mediensystem der USA und seine Auswirkungen auf die Politik. In: F. Böller, C. Haas, S. Hagemann, D. Sirakov, & S. Wagner (Eds.), Donald Trump und die Politik in den USA: Eine Zwischenbilanz (pp. 155–174). Nomos, Baden-Baden.

Pfetsch, B., Heft, A., & Knüpfer C. B. (2019). Transnationale Öffentlichkeiten in der Digitalen Gesellschaft: Konzepte und Forschungsperspektiven. In: J. Hofmann, et al. (Eds.), Politik in der digitalen Gesellschaft (pp. 83–101). Bielefeld, S.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2019). Die Medien in den USA. In C. Lammert, M. Siewert, & B. Vormann (Eds.), Handbuch Politik USA (pp. 1–16). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-04125-0_20-2

Knüpfer, C. B. (2018). Trump als Medieneffekt: Der US Wahlkampf 2016, digitale Medien und das ‚vierte Zeitalter‘ der politischen Kommunikation. In W. Gellner & M. Oswald (Eds.), Die gespaltenen Staaten von Amerika: Die Wahl Donald Trumps und die Folgen für Politik und Gesellschaft (pp. 123–139). Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-658-19923-4_6

Knüpfer, C. B. (2015). Die Medien in den USA: Vierte Gewalt oder politischer Akteur? In: C. Lammert, B. Vormann, & M. Siewert (Eds.), Handbuch Politik USA. Springer Verlag, Wiesbaden

Research reports & Working papers

Knüpfer, C. B. (2020). How right-wing alternative news sites in the U.S. depict Antifa. (Working paper, Weizenbaum Series, 8). Berlin: Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society - The German Internet Institute. https://doi.org/10.34669/wi.ws/8

Knüpfer, C. B. (2017). Nach der US-Wahl: Handlungsspielräume der deutsch-amerikanischen Kulturbeziehungen. (ifa-Edition Kultur und Außenpolitik). Stuttgart: ifa (Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen). https://nbn-resolving.org/urn:nbn:de:0168-ssoar-54691-4

Knüpfer, C. B. (2016). More money – more problems: The 2016 presidential election and the media. (Atlantische Themen 5/2016). Atlantische Akademie. https://www.atlantische-akademie.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Publikationen/At-Themen/AT-5-2016/AA-R2E-No5.pdf

Research based articles & op-eds

Knüpfer, C. B. (2023, November 29). What is the Relationship of Digitalisation, Social Media, and the Liberal Script? SCRIPTS Arguments, 7(19). https://www.scripts-berlin.eu/publications/arguments/Digitalisation/Digitalisation_Knuepfer/index.html

Knüpfer, C. B., Entman, R. M. (2020, September 28). Fox News uses the word ‘hate’ much more than MSNBC or CNN. The Conversation. https://theconversation.com/fox-news-uses-the-word-hate-much-more-than-msnbc-or-cnn-145983.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2020, June 24). Right-wing websites are demonizing ‘antifa.’ Here’s how they portray the threat. The Washington Post -- Monkey Cage. https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/2020/06/24/right-wing-websites-are-demonizing-antifa-heres-how-they-portray-threat/

Knüpfer, Curd B. (2019). Schneller, lauter, schriller. (Weizenbaum Institut Jahresbericht 2018-19, pp. 62-65). Weizenbaum Institut. https://www.weizenbaum-institut.de/news/schneller-lauter-schriller/

Knüpfer, C. B. (2017, August 08). Selective perception: Explaining political communication under Trump. (Spotlight). Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung. www.fesdc.org/news-list/e/selective-perception-explaining-political-communication-under-trump/.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2015, October 07). Rechenkraft und Zweifel: Die Resistenz der digitalen Fehlinformation. Netzpolitik.org. https://netzpolitik.org/2015/rechenkraft-und-zweifel-die-resistenz-der-digitalen-fehlinformation/

Knüpfer, C. B. (2014). Counting on the American public to be informed on the TTIP/TAFTA talks? Don’t hold your breath. In: D. Cardoso, P. Mthembu, M. Venhaus, & M. Verde Garrido (Eds.) The Transatlantic Colossus: Global contributions to broaden the debate on the EU-US free trade agreement. Berlin.

Knüpfer, C. B. (2013, December 12). Dealing with a nuclear Iran: Focusing on ‘known unknowns’ (still) makes for poor policy. Atlantic-Community.org.