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Department of Communication and Media Research Science Communication

Saba Rebecca Brause

Saba Rebecca Brause, MA

  • Assistentin / Research and Teaching Assistant
+41 44 635 20 43
Room number
AND 3.19

Curriculum Vitae

since 10/2021                                  Doctoral research assistant in the SNF project “Imaginaries of Artificial Intelligence: The Communicative Constructin of AI in China, Germany and the US” at the Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich, Switzerland
2018 - 2021 Research assistant in the research group ‘Work & cooperation in the sharing economy’, Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin, and Technische Universität Berlin, Germany
2017 - 2018 MSc in Social Science of the Internet, Oxford Internet Institute, University of Oxford, UK
2014 - 2016 Master`s degree in Communication, Sciences Po Paris (cum laude), France
2011 - 2014

Bachelor of Sciences Po Paris, Franco-German European campus in Nancy, France; includes: 2013/2014: Study Year Abroad, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, UK

Current research interests

  • Social construction of technology
  • Social & communicative construction of Artificial Intelligence
  • Sociotechnical imaginaries
  • Computational methods
  • Quantitative methods

Peer-reviewed journal articles and conference proceedings

Kröger, J. L., Gellrich, L., Pape, S., Brause, S. R., & Ullrich, S. (2022). Personal information inference from voice recordings: User awareness and privacy concerns. Proceedings on Privacy Enhancing Technologies, 2022(1), 6–27. 

Brause, S. R. & Blank, G. (2020). Externalized domestication: Smart speaker assistants, networks and domestication theory. Information, Communication & Society, 23(5), 751-763.


Conference presentations and workshop papers

Brause, S. R. & Blank, G. (2021) „‘There are some things that I would never ask Alexa‘ – Privacy and Smart Speaker Assistants”. 2021 Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association, Virtual, 6-10 August 2021.

Brause, S. R. & Edwards, S. (2021) “’Delivering at the Limits’ – A Framing Analysis of a German Trade Union’s Campaign for Platform Food Delivery Workers”. British Universities Industrial Relations Association 2021 Conference, Virtual, 13-15 July 2021.

Taş, S., Brause, S. R., Stocker, V., Wiewiorra, L. (2021) “Who cares to share? Exploring the sharing economy in Germany”. International Telecommunications Society Europe 2021 Conference, Virtual, 21-23 June 2021. (Non-presenter)

Brause, S. R. & Edwards, S. (2021) “’Delivering at the Limits’ – A Framing Analysis of a German Trade Union’s Campaign for Platform Food Delivery Workers”. Against Platform Determinism Workshop (organized by Data & Society and the Centre for Media, Technology and Democracy, McGill University), Virtual, 3 March 2021.

Brause, S. R. & Blank, G. (2020) „Privacy concerns and protective behaviour for Smart Speaker Assistants”. Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics, Virtual, 18-21 July 2020. 

Brause, S. R. & Blank, G. (2019). „Smart Voice Assistants: Early Adopters’ Uses and Implications for the Study of the Internet”. American Sociological Association, New York, 10-13 August 2019