Johanna Mack

Curriculum Vitae


Johanna Mack Holds an M.A. in National and Transnational Studies from Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster. She supports the Project "Journalism in a Global Context" at the

Erich-Brost Institute for International Journalism, including seminars, workshops and conferences in Dortmund, Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau and Morocco and the writing of an international curriculum on teaching media and migration. She is an editor of the German website of the European Journalism Observatory and co-organized  the installation of Yoko Ono's participatory artwork "Add Color (Refugee Boat)" in Dortmund.


Research Interests 


Her research interests include transnational journalism studies, media and migration, cultural and literary studies and postcolonial studies.

PhD Project


"The Role of Media Development Actors in instable (Trans)National(izing) Media Systems" (Working Title)


Learn more about the project here.


  • Mack, Johanna: „Bots – Wer trägt die Verantwortung?“ In: Krone, Jan; Pellegrino, Tassilo (Hrsg.): Medienwandel Kompakt 2017-2019. Schlaglichter der Veränderung in Kommunikation, Medienwirtschaft, Medienpolitik und Medienrecht – Ausgewählte Netzveröffentlichungen. Springer Verlag – Life Edition, Hamburg, 2019.


  • Mack, J. (2020, November 14th): Mediatizing the African Continent - Focus on Media Development. [Invited presentation]. Seminar of the Arbeitskreis Internationales, Friedrich Naumann Foundation, Gummersbach.
  • Mack, J. (2020, October 15-17th): Coping with Migrants and Regulatory Challenges in Europe. 2nd Annual International Migration Summit - Journalists‘ International Forum for Migration (JIFORM), Lagos, Online Conference.
  • Mack, J. (2020, April  [postponed]): The Importance of Media Systems Research for the Study and Practice of Media Development Assistance. [Paper presentation]. “Comparing Post-socialist Media Systems” - 9th Graduate Spring School & Research conference on Comparative Media Systems, Dubrovnik.