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Clarissa Elisa Walter, M.A.

Research Associate

Clarissa Walter is a research associate in the research group “Reorganisation of Knowledge Practices“ and a PhD student at the Berlin University of the Arts. She completed her master's degree in Cognitive Linguistics at the Technische Universität Berlin.

At the Weizenbaum Institute, Clarissa works at the intersection of science communication and digital journalism. Her research focuses on the digitization of science communication. She is particularly interested in the impact of Artificial Intelligence on scientific knowledge production for social media as well as the specifics of social science communication on digital platforms. Ethnographic methods form the basis of her research. As linking practice and research is a special concern of Clarissa, she is actively involved in various transfer activities of the Weizenbaum Institute. Among other things, she is the editor of the social science YouTube format “Menschen und Muster“ (People and Patterns), which is produced in cooperation with Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg. 

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Research Associate

Research Focus: Organizing Knowledge

Research Group: Reorganisation of Knowledge Practices

Fields of research

Influence of digitization on science communication, digital and platform expertise in public broadcasters, collaborations between science and digital journalism, influence of algorithms on the production practices of science communication in social media

Key words: Science Communication, Social Science Communication, Science Journalism, Digital Journalism, Platform Expertise


Social science YouTube format “People and Patterns“ in cooperation with Rundfunk Berlin Brandenburg.


Lecturer in the course of studies “Leadership in digital innovation“ at the University of the Arts Berlin.

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