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Department of Communication and Media Research International & Comparative Media Research

Pamina Syed Ali

Pamina Syed Ali, MSc

  • Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant
+41 44 635 20 33
Room number
AND 3.50

Curriculum vitae

03/2022 – Present                                                       

Research and Teaching Assistant, International & Comparative Media Research

University of Zurich, Switzerland

03/2020 – 03/2022

Student Research and Teaching Assistant

Computational Communication Science Lab University of Vienna, Austria

04/2021 – 06/2021

Communications Internships 

Federal Press Office, Berlin, Germany

10/2020 – 11/2020

Communications Internship 

German Central Bank, Frankfurt am Main, Germany


Founder GbR Syed Ali, Mannheim, Germany

07/2018 – 09/2019

Journalistic Working Student

Media Group RTL Television, Mannheim, Germany 

02/2019 – 07/2019

Working Student Communications

SAP AG, S/4HANA Next Generations Business Practices, Walldorf, Germany

09/2018 - 12/2018

Public Relations Internship  

Deutscher Fußball-Bund e.V., Frankfurt am Main, Germany

11/2016 - 12/2018

Journalistic Freelancer

Die Rheinpfalz GmbH & Co. KG Newspaper, Neustadt an der Weinstraße, Germany 

06/2017 – 07/2017

Journalism Internship

ZDF Television, Mainz, Germany

09/2016 – 09/2017

Journalistic Freelancer

Mannheimer Morgen GmbH Newspaper, Mannheim, Germany

03/2016 – 06/2017

Working Student

Rhein-Neckar Fernsehen GmbH Television, Mannheim, Germany


03/2022 – Present                                           

PhD (Dr. phil) in Media and Communication Science

University of Zurich, Switzerland

10/2019 – 11/2021

MSc Communication Science

University of Vienna,  Austria

09/2015 – 09/2019

B.A. Media and Communication Science

University of Mannheim, Germany

09/2017 – 01/2018

Visiting Student

University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada, Scholarship Holder PROMOS DAAD

Research Interests

Political Communication | Uncivil Online Discourse | Political Campaigning | Big Data | Computational Communication Science | Cross-National & Multi-Platform Analyses


Eisele, O., Heidenreich, T., Kriegler, N., Syed Ali, P., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2022). A window of opportunity? The relevance of the rotating European Union presidency in the public eye. European Union Politics0(0).

Eisele, O., Litvyak, O., Brändle, V. K., Balluff, P., Fischeneder, A., Sotirakou, C., Syed Ali, K. P., & Boomgaarden, H. G. (2021). An Emotional Rally: Exploring Commenters’ Responses to Online News Coverage of the COVID-19 Crisis in Austria. Digital Journalism, 1–24.

Contributions at Conferences

Lind, F. Boomgaarden, H. G., Kathirgamalingam, A., Song, H., Syed Ali, K. P., & Vliegenthart, R. (2022, May). Comparative Communication Research 2003-2021: A Systematic Review of Communication Science Journals. Presentation at the 72nd annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 26-30.

Forrai, M., Saumer, M., Kemetmüller, A. C., Syed Ali, K. P., & Lecheler, S. (2021, May). Effects of misogynistic advertisements and reporting about sexual harassment on victim blaming. Presentation at the (virtual) 71st annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), May 27-31.


03/2022 –  Present               Member of the Computational Methods Working Group, University of Zürich