Susanne Reinhardt

Doctoral Researcher

Susanne Reinhardt is a research assistant and Ph.D. candidate at the Free University of Berlin and the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society. In her dissertation, she researches the framing of gender and sexual equality in right-wing parties and right-wing media, as well as their social and political affiliations. Another focus of her research is the networking strategies of right-wing alternative online media in Europe and the USA, as well as right-wing parties in the context of the European elections.




Freie Universität Berlin (FU)


Heft, A., Knüpfer, C. B., Reinhardt, S., & Mayerhöffer, E. (2020). Toward a Transnational Information Ecology on the Right? Hyperlink Networking among Right-Wing News Sites in Europe and the United States. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 26(2), 484–504.

Heft, A., Mayerhöffer, E., Reinhardt, S., & Knüpfer, C. (2019). Beyond Breitbart: Comparing Right-Wing Digital News Infrastructures in Six Western Democracies. Policy and Internet, 10(2).

Reinhardt, S. (2019). Network Gatekeeping During the German National Elections 2017: Does Twitter Enable a More Inclusive Public Sphere? In M. Kretzler, E. Okon, L. Roßmannek, & C. L. Simon (Eds.), Facetten Politischer Kommunikation. Von Campaigning und Public Affairs Management zu Deliberation und Fragmentierung (pp. 185–205). Aachen: Shaker Verlag.

Lin, Z., Hamm, A., & Reinhardt, S. (2018). Political Communication Chinese Style: The Elite Network in State-Regulated Sina Weibo. In Digital Media and the Politics of Transformation in the Arab World and Asia (pp. 85–111). Wiesbaden: Springer VS.