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Dr. Rico Neumann

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Rico Neumann

Postdoctoral Researcher


Einrichtung Institut für Sprache und Kommunikation | Technische Universität Berlin
Gebäude HBS
Raum 422
Adresse Hardenbergstr. 16-18
10623 Berlin




Wissenschaftlicher Werdegang

Ph.D., Communication, University of Washington
M.A., Communication, University of Arizona
B.A., Kommunikations- und Medienwissenschaften, Universität Leipzig

Forschungsprojekte und -interessen

2021-2024 Social Cohesion & Civil Society (Discourses of Cohesion)

Aktuelle Lehre

Poltische Diskurse - Inhalte, Prozesse, Wirkungen (BA/MA, Wintersemester 2022-23)
Sozialer Zusammenhalt und Prozesse der Politischen Kommunikation (MA-Projektseminar, Wintersemester 2022-23)
Grundlagen der quantitativen Inhaltsanalyse (BA, Sommersemester 2022)
Diskurse des sozialen Zusammenhalts - Theorien, Methoden, Anwendungen (MA, Sommersemester 2022)

Preise & Auszeichnungen (Auswahl)

  • Distinguished Dissertation Award in the Social Sciences, The Graduate School, University of Washington (2021)

  • Naomi C. Turner Prize, World Association for Public Opinion Research (2020)

  • Top Paper Award, Political Communication Division, National Communication Association (für From Nixon to Trump: Analyzing Presidential Discourse Discussing Violence against Women, mit Beth Bollinger & Kevin Calderwood) (2018)

  • Outstanding Article of the Year, International and Intercultural Communication Division, National Communication Association (für International Identity in Theory and Practice: The Case of the Modern American Presidency, Communication Monographs, 78(2), 139-161, mit Kevin Coe) (2012) 

  • DAAD-Kurzstipendium für Praktika bei internationalen Organisationen (2010-2011)

  • Fulbright Travel Grant, German-American Fulbright Commission (2007-2008)

Publikationen (Auswahl)

  • Moy, P., & Neumann, R. (forthcoming). Political communication, culture, and society. New York: Routledge.

  • Silber, H., Moy, P., Johnson, T. J., Neumann, R., Stadtmüller, S., & Repke, L. (2022). Survey participation as a function of democratic engagement, trust in institutions, and perceptions of surveys. Social Science Quarterly, 103(7), 1619-1632. DOI: 10.1111/ssqu.13218

  • Waismel-Manor, I., Moy, P., Neumann, R., & Shechnick, M. (2022). Does corruption corrupt? The behavioral effects of mediated exposure to corruption. International Journal of Public Opinion Research, 34(1). DOI: 10.1093/ijpor/edab031

  • Neumann, R., & Geary, D. (2019). Reaching Muslims from the bully pulpit: Analyzing modern presidential discourse on Islam and Muslims from FDR to Trump. International Journal of Communication, 13, 4107–4129. Link

  • Moy, P., & Neumann, R. (2019). Methodologies: Quantitative. In T. P. Vos & F. Hanusch (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of journalism studies.Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell. DOI: 10.1002/9781118841570.iejs0027

  • Neumann, R., & Moy, P. (2018). You’re (not) welcome: The impact of symbolic boundaries, intergroup contact, and experiences with discrimination on immigration attitudes. American Behavioral Scientist, 62, 458-477. DOI: 10.1177/0002764218760370

  • Neumann, R., & Fahmy, S. (2016). Measuring journalistic peace/war performance: An exploratory study of crisis reporters’ attitudes and perceptions. International Communication Gazette, 78, 223-246.

  • Neumann, R., & Coe, K. (2014). Using a mixed approach to content analysis: The case of apologetic rhetoric in the modern presidency. In A. Valdivia & F. Darling-Wolf (Eds.), The international encyclopedia of media studies: Research methods in media studies (pp. 277-302).Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell.

  • Bradshaw, S. Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2014). Newspaper attention to major presidential addresses: A reexamination of conceptualizations, predictors, and effects. Communication Reports, 27, 53-64.

  • Fahmy, S., & Neumann, R. (2012). Shooting war or peace photographs? An examination of newswires’ coverage of the conflict in Gaza.  American Behavioral Scientist 56(2), 1-26.

  • Neumann, R., & Fahmy, S. (2012). Analyzing the spell of war: A war/peace framing analysis of the 2009 visual coverage of the Sri Lankan Civil War in Western newswires. Mass Communication and Society, 15, 169-200.

  • Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2011). International identity in theory and practice: The case of the modern American presidency. Communication Monographs, 78(2), 139-161. Recipient of the National Communication Association’s International and Intercultural Communication Division Outstanding Article Award, 2012.

  • Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2011). Finding foreigners in American national identity: Presidential discourse, people, and the international community. International Journal of Communication, 5, 819-840.

  • Coe, K., & Neumann, R. (2011). The major addresses of modern presidents: Parameters of a data set. Presidential Studies Quarterly, 41(4), 727-751.

  • Neumann, R., & Coe, K. (2011). The rhetoric in the modern presidency: A quantitative assessment. In J. A. Edwards & D. Weiss (Eds.), The rhetoric of American exceptionalism: Critical essays (pp. 11-30). Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co.

Konferenzbeiträge (Auswahl)


  • The discursive constitution of social cohesion: How civil society organizations portray community and the common good. Jahrestagung der World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR) in Dubai, UAE (13.11)

  • Navigating confrontational journalist-politician interactions: The impact of social dominance beliefs and political orientations on audience perceptions of bias, intrusiveness, and interview appropriateness (mit M.E. Len-Rios & S. Kim). Beitrag zum Symposium "The Psychology of Political Communication: How Personality, Emotions, and Processing Styles Relate to Political Communication", Jahreskongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs) in Hildesheim (13.09)

  • How civil society discursively constitutes social cohesion. Tagung "Frontiers in Civil Society Research: Reviving Social Capital Theory or Searching for New Concepts?", WZB Berlin (08.07)

  • Journalistic challenges to a politician’s race-related policies: Rules for interview appropriateness and perceptions of bias and credibility (mit M.E. Len-Rios & S. Kim). Jahrestagung der International Communication Association (ICA) in Paris, Frankreich (27.05)


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