Christiane Eilders is professor of communication- and media studies at Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf. Her research and teaching deal with online-participation, online-deliberation and public opinion formation in digital environments.
She studied communication studies at Ludwig-Maximilian-University in Munich, where she also earned her Ph.D. before qualifying as a professor at FU Berlin. After having worked for the Berlin Social Science Center, the Hans-Bredow-Institute for media studies in Hamburg and a substitutionary professorship at the University of Augsburg, she accepted the call from the University of Augsburg in 2006 and changed to Heinrich-Heine-University Düsseldorf in 2011.
She is speaker of the Düsseldorf institute for Internet and Democracy (DIID) as well as a member on the review board of the German Research Foundation (DFG) in the field of social sciences.
Member of the Advisory Board, Weizenbaum Institute
Porten-Cheé, P., & Eilders, C. (2020). The effects of likes on public opinion perception and personal opinion. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 45(2), 223 - 239.
Porten-Cheé, P., & Eilders, C. (2019). Fragmentation in high-choice media environments from a micro-perspective: Effects of selective exposure on issue diversity in individual repertoires. Communications: The European
Journal of Communication Research, 44(2), 139 - 161.