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. I am also interested in advancements in 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, Tobias Heidenreich, Olga Litvyak & Hajo G. Boomgaarden (2023): Capturing a News Frame - Comparing Machine-Learning Approaches to Frame Analysis with Different Degrees of Supervision. Communication Methods and Measures. https://doi.org/10.1080/19312458.2023.2230560 


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, hosted by Prof. Claes H. de Vreese

My full CV including publications is available here.

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