Dr. Hagen Schölzel

Hagen Schölzel, Dr
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Dr. Hagen Schölzel
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Since December 2018: Research associate at the Institute of Communication Science

Former academic positions:

  • 2013-2018: University of Erfurt, Germany, Faculty of Law, Economics, and Social Sciences
  • 2012-2013: Lund University, Sweden, Institut of Strategic Communication
  • 2006-2012: University of Leipzig, Institute of Political Science and Institute of Communication Science


  • 2007-2011: PhD in Political Science, University of Leipzig
  • 1998-2004: M.A. in Political Science and Modern History, University of Leipzig
  • 2001-2002: C.E.P.E. (Certificate in the Study of European Politics), Institute of Political Science, University of Strasburg, France
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Schölzel, H., 2017: „Backing away from Circles of Control: A re-reading of interpassivity theory’s perspectives on the current political culture of participation“, in: Empedocles. European Journal for the Philosophy of Communication, 8 (2), pp. 187-203.

Philipps, A., Schölzel, H. & Richter, R., 2016: „Defaced election posters: Between culture jamming and moral outrage. A case study“, in: Communication, Politics & Culture, 49 (1), pp. 86-110.

Schölzel, H. & Nothhaft, H., 2016: „The establishment of facts in public discourse: Actor-Network-Theory as a methodological approach in PR-research“, in: Public Relations Inquiry, 5 (1), pp. 53-69.

Schölzel, H., 2014: „Surrealistic communication as symbolic terrorism: The example of Marcel Mariën’s theory of political campaigning”, in: Public Relations Inquiry, 3 (2), pp. 193-207.

Chapters & Keyword:
Schölzel, H., 2019: „The Politics of Communication Controlling. On a conceptual infrastructure for the management of publics“, in: Infrastructuring Publics, ed. by Matthias Korn, Wolfgang Reißmann, Tobias Röhl & David Sittler, Wiesbaden: Springer VS, pp. 243-264.

Schölzel, H. & Nothhaft, H., 2016: „‚Swarming‘ for Democracy: Karl-Theodor Guttenberg’s plagiarism case, the court of public opinion and the parliament of things“, in: Strategic Communication, Social Media and Democracy: The challenge of the digital naturals, ed. by W. Timothy Coombs, Jesper Falkheimer, Mats Heide & Philip Young, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 106-118.

Schölzel, H., 2016: Keyword: „Actor-Network Theory“, in: The SAGE Encyclopedia of Corporate Reputation, hrsg. von Craig E. Carroll, Los Angeles u.a.: Sage, pp. 14-16.

Schölzel, H. & Nothhaft, H., 2015: „Strategic public relations versus public values? The ‚swarming’ of German defence minister zu Guttenberg“, in: Public Relations, Values and Cultural Identity, ed. by Enric Ordeix, Valérie Carayol & Ralph Tench, Brüssel u.a.: Peter Lang, pp. 163-178.

Nothhaft, H. & Schölzel, H., 2015: „(Re-)Reading Clausewitz: The strategy discourse and its implications for strategic communication“, in: The Routledge Handbook of Strategic Communication, ed. by Derina Holtzhausen & Ansgar Zerfass, London/New York: Routledge, pp. 18-33.


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