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Waqas Ejaz

PhD Candidate

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Curriculum Vitae

2015-Present Research Assistant at Empirical Media and Political Communication Research Department TU Ilmenau, Germany

2013- 15 Scholarship holder of Thuringian Graduate Program for doctoral

2013-Present Co-Founded Digital Media Agency 360 Inc

2010-12 M.A Master in Media and & Communication Studies. Studies from TU Ilmenau with thesis on "Crisis Public Diplomacy - A case of comparative analysis of US and Pakistan Public Diplomacy after Death of Osama Bin Laden"

2011-12 Student Assistant at Bach Technology - IDMT Fraunhofer

2011-12 Student Assistant at We4You - Technical University of Ilmenau

2009-10 Product Support Executive in Naseeb Networks, Lahore, Pakistan

2008-10 Co-Founded Media Agency BlackSack Communications

2005-09 B.Sc with honors in Mass Communication from University of the Punjab with thesis title "Critical Analysis of National Drinking Water Policy of Pakistan"


Research Focus

  • media effects research
  • international relations
  • political communication
  • social network analysis
  • big data analysis

In particular, I am interested in the following aspects:

  • European Studies
  • Effects of media on European identity
  • Secondary data analysis particularly - Eurobarometer
  • Quantitative Analysis
  • Data Mining and analysis


  • Rezeptionsforschung: BA, 2 SWS, summer term 2017
  • Qualitative Methoden der Kommunikationswissenschaft: BA, 1 SWS, summer term 2014, winter term 2015/2016, 2016/2017, 2017/2018
  • Medienregulierung, BA, 2 SWS, winter term 2009/2010 and 2010/2011
  • Data Analysis with SPSS: 2 SWS, specialization module, winter term 2017/2018
  • APC-Preparation course: Media reception and effects: 1 SWS, winter term 2017/2018
  • Exploring Topic Fatigue: 3 SWS, two-semester research module, winter term 2016/2017 and summer term 2017
  • Algorithms as new actors in digital (mass) communication: 2 SWS, specialization module, winter term 2016/2017
  • Media content, media usage, media effects: The (perceived) quality of (strategic) communication: 3 SWS, research module, winter term 2014 (together with Jens Wolling)
  • The Role of Habits in Online Communication: two-semester research module, summer term 2014 and winter term 2013/2014
  • Participatory Communication 2.0: Specialization module, 2 SWS, winter term 2012/2013
  • Media reception and effects: 2 or 4 SWS, summer terms 2016, 2013, 2012, 2009
  • Rezeptionsforschung: 2 or 4 SWS, summer terms 2016, 2012, 2011, 2009, 2007
  • Methoden der quantitativen Kommunikationswissenschaft, 4 SWS, summer term 2016
  • Methodentraining CATI-Telefonbefragung: 2 SWS, summer term 2014, (together with Jens Wolling)
  • Kampagne „Ton angeben. Deine Stimme – Deine Wahl“: practical seminar, 3 SWS, summer term 2014, together with Marco Bräuer
  • Eyetracking & Psychophysiological Measurement: research seminar, 2 SWS, summer term 2012 (together with Jens Wolling)
  • Methoden der qualitativen Kommunikationsforschung: 2 or 4 SWS winter term 2011/2012 and 2009/2010
  • Unterhaltungserleben beim Computerspielen: research seminar, 2 SWS, winter term 2008/2009
  • Interkulturelle Werbung: 2 SWS, winter term 2008/2009 and 2007/2008
  • Erfolgsfaktoren von Computerspielen: research seminar, 2 SWS, winter term 2007/2009
  • Einführung in die Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaft: 2 SWS, winter term 2006/2007


Journal Publications:

Ejaz, W, Brauer, M, Wolling, J (2017). Media perception as a moderator of media effects of European identity: Mere exposure and hostile media phenomenon in Mass and Communication 2(5) pp. 41-52.

Ejaz, W (2017). Analyzing Malaise and Mobilization: The effects of Media on political support on European identity in Old and New Member States (forthcoming).

Conference Publications:

Ejaz, W (2016): Assessing Collective European Identity on the Regional Level. A Secondary Data Analysis of Eurobarometer 2004 – 2012. In: Yolanda Espiña (Edit.): Images of Europe. Past, Present, Future. ISSEI 2014 - Conference Proceedings Porto, Portugal, p. 151-162, URL:

Conference Presentation:

Ejaz, W (2016). Analyzing Malaise and Mobilization Media Effects on Political Support and European Identity of Old and New Member States . Paper presented at WAPOR 69th Annual Conference Public Opinion in Transition in Austin, Texas.

Ejaz, W (2015). Media Effects on Political Support and European Identity before and after the Financial Crisis: A Comparison between New and Old Member States. Paper presented at IX International Student Conference “Politics & Society in Central and Eastern Europe” in Wroclaw, Poland.