Olga Eisele


I am an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research in the Corporate Communication Program Group. I currently also serve as a project coordinator in the Infrastructure project Twi-XL.

Research Focus

My research broadly focuses on political crisis communication with an emphasis on the European Union and challenges for/contestation of democracy, and legitimation processes surrounding different types of organisations. I am also interested in advancements in computational text analysis. I mostly rely on quantitative methods and, in particular, on automated methods of collecting and analysing large amounts of textual data. 

New Publication

Eisele, Olga, Britta C. Brugman & Sarah Marschlich (2024): The moral foundations of responsible business: Using computational text analysis to explore the salience of morality in CSR communication. Public Relations Review, 50(2).


Before joining ASCoR, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Computational Communication Science Lab (CCL) of the University of Vienna. During my time at Vienna University, I was principal investigator of the research project 'Tango on a Tightrope - An Investigation of Media-Politics Dynamics During Ten Years of EU Crises' which was funded under the Austrian Science Fund's (FWF) women's career development scheme ('Hertha-Firnberg Program T-989 G27; now substituted by the ESPRIT program). I was also Co-PI of an extension project funded by the Anniversary Fund of the Austrian National Bank, which focused on the case study of Austria. 

From June 2017 to September  2018, I was a postdoctoral research fellow in the coordinating team of the Horizon2020 project Transsol - Transnational Solidarity in Times of Crisis.

I conducted my pre-doctoral research at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna where I was member of the PACE project - Parliamentary Communication of Europe financed by the Austrian Science Fund (October 2012 - August 2016). 

From September 2020 until Feb 2021, I was a Virtual Research Fellow at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), more specifically the Center for Politics and Communication

My full CV including publications is available here.

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