Research Projects

For the project 'Contestation of Truth', I was co-applicant together with the project's principal investigator Alena Kluknavská from Masaryk University in Brno (CZ). The project takes Austria and the Czech Republic as case studies to look at the contestation of truth in different media outlets - mainstream news media, social media, and alternative right-wing media. Methodologically, we start with more qualitatively-oriented manual claims-coding which will later on be expanded to an automated analysis of six years of media data.

The project is led by Alena Kluknavská, funded in the Junior program of the Czech Funding Agency for three years. For more information and updates on the project, please follow this link.

Publications linked to this Project:

Alena Kluknavská & Olga Eisele (2021): Trump and Circumstance. Introducing the Post-Truth Claim as an Instrument for Investigating Truth Contestation in Public Discourse. Information, Communication & Society.

TransSOL - Transnational Solidarity at Times of Crisis (Jun 2015 - May 2018)

From May 2017 on, I was a postdoctoral researcher in the EU project TransSOL which was concluded in May 2018. The project dealt with questions of solidarity in Europe and how different types of crises have affected it. My main responsibilities were in Work Package 5, dealing with a large-scale comparative media analysis of solidarity claims and Facebook comments during the 'refugee crisis' of 2015/2016.

I was member of the coordinating team; TransSOL's coordinator was Christian Lahusen at Siegen University. While the project is concluded already, we are still working on several publications. Updates on publications can be followed on TransSOL's Researchgate Page.