Katherine Sarikakis

“Plato said that rhythm and dance find the way to the soul. And although science has a hard time dealing with a thing called ‘soul’ we can all still agree that dance and rhythm means something to scientists as well. This is an opportunity to get together with nerdy jokes and ranking arguments, to waltz interdisciplinarily across the ballroom for as long as quantifiably possible, with as much joy as qualifiably achievable and with as much excitement as when seeing your name on your first publication!”

Professorin Katharine Sarikakis is director and founder of the Media Governance and Industries Research Lab at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna.  The lab studies processes of and challenges posed by governance of communication processes and the media in relation to Democracy, Citizenship and Human Rights. Our tenth ball testimonials can also be found as a Senior Visiting Fellow at the renowned London School of Economics and Political Science.

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