Katharina Heger, M.A.

Research Assistant

Katharina Heger is a research assistant at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. She studied political science and sociology at Mannheim University and Leipzig University and worked as research associate at Leipzig University in both political science and communication science.

Her research focusses on gender inequalities in political participation and representation, and the impact of political norms and attitudes on political engagement. At the Weizenbaum Institute she is part of the research group “Digital Citizenship” and particularly interested in the effects of citizenship norms on digital forms of political participation and vice versa.

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katharina.heger[at]fu-berlin.de

Organisation
Freie Universität Berlin (FU)
Publications

Relevant Publications


Publications in peer-reviewed journals

Eichhorn, T., Hoffmann, C. P., & Heger, K. (2022). "Doing gender" by sharing: examining the gender gap in the European sharing economy. Internet Policy Review, 11 (1). https://doi.org/10.14763/2022.1.1627

Ruess, C., Hoffmann, C. P., Boulianne, S., & Heger, K. (2021). Online political participation: the evolution of a concept. Information, Communication & Society (online first).

Heger, K. & Hoffmann, C.P. (2021). Feminism! What Is It Good For? The Role of Feminism and Self-Efficacy in Women’s Online Political Participation. Social Science Computer Review 39 (2), 226 – 244. DOI: 10.1177/0894439319865909

Other

Heger, K. & Vogel, L. (2020). Die Positionsauswahl der Elitenstudie 2020 – Sample Report. www.deziminstitut.de/fileadmin/user_upload/Projekte/Eliten/Die_Positionsauswahl_zur_Elitestudie_2020_23102020.pdf.

Conference Presentations

Heger, K. (2022). The gendering of political visibility and how it shapes political participation. Vortrag auf der Tagung "Women in the Digital World", 21. - 22. April 2022, Columbia University, New York.

Heger, K., & Heft, K. (2021). Explaining the gender gap in contemporary German elites: Insights from biographies of 2700 German elite members. Vortrag auf der Jahrestagung des European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), 30. August - 3. September 2021, (virtual conference).

Heger, K. & Hoffmann, C.P. (2021). Feminist political participation on the Internet: On the interplay of feminist convictions and identity on women’s empowerment. Vortrag auf der 71. Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), 27. – 31. Mai 2021, (virtual conference).

Heger, K. & Hoffmann, C.P. (2020). Women’s online political participation: Empowerment through a feminist identity? Vortrag auf der 116. Jahrestagung der American Political Science Association (APSA), 10. – 13. September 2020, (virtual conference).

Heger, K. (2019). Sind Führungspositionen Männersache? Ein Vortrag zu Frauen in den bundesdeutschen Eliten. Vortrag auf der zweiten Regionalkonferenz der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS), 23. – 27. September 2019, Jena.

Heger, K. & Hoffmann, C.P. (2019). Feminism! What Is It Good For? The Role of Feminism and Political Self-Efficacy in Women’s Online Political Participation. Vortrag auf der 6. European Conference on Politics and Gender (ECPG), 4. – 6. July 2019, Amsterdam.

Heger, K. & Hoffmann, C.P. (2019). Feminism! What Is It Good For? The Role of Feminism and Political Self-Efficacy in Women’s Online Political Participation. Vortrag auf der 69. Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), 24. – 28. Mai 2019, Washington (D.C.)

Ruess, C., Hoffmann, C. P., Boulianne, S., & Heger, K. (2019). Online Political Participation – The Evolution of a Concept. Vortrag auf der 69. Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA), 24. – 28. Mai 2019, Washington (D.C.).

Heger, K. & Hoffmann, C.P. (2019). Feminism – What Is It Good For? Politische Partizipation und die Gender Digital Divide. Präsentation auf der 64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), 9. – 11. Mai 2019, Münster.

Ruess, C., Hoffmann, C. P., Boulianne, S., & Heger, K. (2019). Politische Partizipation im Online-Bereich – die Evolution eines Konzepts. Vortrag auf der 64. Jahrestagung der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Publizistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft (DGPuK), 9. –11. Mai 2019, Münster.

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