Mira Keßler


  • since 2018 MEDAS 21 fellow
  • 2010-2012 Media Studies (Master of Arts), University Tübingen
  • 2008-2009 Studio Literature and Theater, University Tübingen: Seminars on prose, lyric, radio drama, theater, writing for media
  • 2002-2009 Prehistory & Early History & Medieval Archaeology, Medival History and Art History (Bachelor of Arts)

Academic Work Experience

  • 2011-2016 Research Assistant at Institute of Media Studies, University Tübingen: Audiovisual Media, Film and TV as well as  Transformations in Media Cultures
    • Film Series: Planning, Coordination with Cinema and Film Distribution, Advertising, Organization Film Talks
    • Interdisciplinary Research Project with Computer Science and Neuroscience: Research and Summary "Staging and Image Design in movies“
    • Introductory tutorials in media studies, science theories and reading skills
    • Participation in junior conferences and conferences "Cosmopolitanization, Recognition, Solidarity?" and "Participation in Media Cultures”
    • Teaching Assignments School Cooperation Project with the Department Germanistic Medieval Studies: "The Hero's Journey - A Dramatic Model"
    • Consultation and accompaniment of film projects Praxis-Seminar Bachelor-Studiengang
  • Teaching experiences in various media education projects at high schools with gifted education, at secondary schools with migration background and for film literacy in cinema

Journalistic Work Experience

  • 2017-2018 Officer for Press and Public Relation Leibniz-Institut für Wissensmedien (IWM) / Leibniz Research Institute "Media in Education"
  • Documentary "Kutiyattam" in Kerala / India (traditional Sanskrit theater), cooperation project between the University of Tübingen and Jerusalem
  • 2016 VJ for Südwestpresse, Local News Tübingen
  • 2014-2016 Freelance journalist for the university magazine attempto!
  • 2014-2015 Assistant to the management of the international film distribution Arsenal (Timbuktu, Loin des hommes)
  • 2013-2014: TV documentaries on behalf of the SWR for ARD/Eins Plus
  • Since 2010 freelancer for public broadcasting, print and online editions, also various clients in the field of film production, university research, science communication and industry
  • Internships in various editorial departments in the fields of TV, radio, print, journalism and film

PhD Project


Difference Experiences in Journalism Trainings as part of Media Development. Between the global North and South (WT)


Learn more about the project here.



Prof. Dr. Barbara Thomaß, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


  • Keßler, Mira (2020, October): Difference experiences in journalism trainings as part of media development & communication for social change. [Paper presentation] MEDCOM2020 - 6th Conference of Media and Mass Communication: "Communication and Cultural Change", Cagliari / Italy.
  • Keßler, Mira (2020, October): Difference experiences in journalism trainings as part of media development. [Paper presentation] ECC20 - 8th European Communication Conference: „Journalism Studies“, Braga / Portugal. 



Email: mira.kessler@ruhr-uni-bochum.de