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Natascha Just has been a Professor of Communication and Chair of the Media and Internet Governance Division at the Department of Communication and Media Research of the University of Zurich since January 2019. Prior to that she was an Associate Professor at the Department of Media and Information, Michigan State University, USA (2017–2018).
She has an MA in communication science/romance philology and a Ph.D. in communication science from the University of Vienna, Austria. She was senior research and teaching associate in the Media Change & Innovation Division, Institute of Mass Communication and Media Research (IPMZ), University of Zurich, Switzerland (2008-2016); a recipient of a Hertha Firnberg Grant of the Austrian National Science Fund – FWF, and a Hertha Firnberg Scholar at the Department of Communication, University of Vienna, Austria (2005-2008); the inaugural Fellow of the Stanford-Vienna Transatlantic Technology Law Forum (TTLF) and a visiting researcher at Stanford Law School (2007); a post-doctoral fellow on international communication at the ARNIC, Annenberg School for Communication, USC, Los Angeles (2004-2005); and a research fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences, Vienna, Austria (1998-2004).
Natascha Just’s current research and teaching interests are related to media policy and Internet governance. They center on competition policy, market power control, changing governance structures, algorithms on the Internet, Internet platforms, and PSM. Her research has been published in books and journals such as New Media & Society; Journal of Communication; Information, Communication & Society; Telecommunications Policy; International Journal of Communication; Media, Culture & Society; Communications & Strategies; Knowledge, Technology & Policy; International Journal of Media & Cultural Politics; International Telecommunications Policy Review; and info.