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Dr. Raffael HEISS Lecturer & Research Fellow, MCI Management Center Innsbruck


 Raffael Heiss is a postdoctoral researcher at the Management Center Innsbruck (MCI) and a founding member of the MCI Center for Social & Health Innovation. Previously, he was a PhD candidate and uni:docs fellow at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna. He defended his PhD thesis "Political Actors on Social Media: Content, Exposure and Effects" in October 2018 with honors. His general research interests include digital media, political & health communication, and civic engagement. Furthermore, he has conducted multiple projects in the field of citizen science and is an active proponent of the advancement of public participation in science. His research has appeared in some of the most important SSCI-ranked journals in communication, such as "New Media & Society", "Information, Communication & Society" or "Communication Research".