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Dr. Maryam Bolouri

Media and Communication Studies

Welcome to Medialoge Network! I am a media researcher, theorist and practitioner. I hold a PhD in Media Studies from University of Tübingen (2019), an MSc in Communication Studies from University of Pune (2011), and a BA in English Language and Literature from Islamic Azad University (2009). I am currently a research and teaching associate in Science Communication at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences in Cleves, Germany.

Research & Teaching

As a post-doctoral researcher, my works revolve around science communication, colour research, digital humanities methodologies and data visualisation. My teaching interests include media theories, media design, media art, information design, media competence, scientific writing, media culture, and (indigenous) communication theories.
My doctoral dissertation entitled Medial Transformations: Theorising the Intelligent Mediation Sphere (2019), focused on a critical analysis of the “new” media theories and introduced the concept of “Intelligent mediation sphere”. As a case study, I have focused on App-Arts, app culture and aesthetics. This project received a doctoral scholarship from the Exzellenzinitiative Forschungsstipendien and Stipendium der Adolf Theis-Stiftung, University of Tübingen (2013-2015). My master thesis entitled In Quest of Alternative Views on Theories of Communication: Excavating Thoughts of Sufism (2011) was an attempt towards non-western communication theories.

Professional Experience

During my academic profession since 2015, as a research and teaching assistant at University of Tübingen and University of Wuppertal, I have gained experiences in project management, coordinating and organising interdisciplinary and international conferences, writing and coordinating research funds (e.g. Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft), supervising student’s project, and digital content management and websites. Besides that, I have experience in conception, coordination and website of an Open Access journal, Colour Turn, in a collaboration with University Library of Tübingen (2017-2019).  I am currently responsible for Cross Media Production Lab of the Faculty of Technology and Bionics, Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences.

Research Interests


Media Theory


Digital Humanities


Information Design


Colour Studies

Academic Experience
  • 1. November 2019

     - Research Associate

    Science Communication

    Hochschule Rhein-Waal, Kleve, Germany

    Faculty of Technology and Bionics

    Since Nov. 2019

  • 17. Mai 2019

     - Doctor of Philosophy

    Media Studies

    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

    Institute for Media Studies

    Sept 2012 – May 2019

  • 1. August 2017

     - Research Associate

    Media Design

    Bergische Universität Wuppertal, Germany

    Faculty of Design and Art

    Aug 2017 – July 2019

  • 1. August 2015

     - Research Associate

    Audio-Visual Media

    Eberhard Karls Universität Tübingen, Germany

    Institute for Media Studies 

    Apr 2015 – July 2017

  • 30. Mai 2011

     - Master of Science

    Communication Studies

    Savitribai Phule Pune University, India

    Department of Media and Communication Studies

    July 2009 – May 2011

  • 10. Februar 2009

     - Bachelor of Art

    English Language & Literature

    Islamic Azad University, Karaj Branch, Iran

    Department of English Language and Literature

    July 2005 – Feb 2009


Media Practices