Dr. Andreas Jungherr is Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) for Social Science Data Collection and Analysis at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Before this, he was a Post-Doc at the Chair for Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim (2014-6) and a PhD student at the Chair for Political Sociology at the University of Bamberg (2009-14). His research addresses political communication with a focus on the use of digital technology. His work utilizes the potential of computational social science and addresses methodological challenges in its integration into the social sciences.

He is author of the books Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data: The Role of Twitter Messages in Social Science Research (Springer: 2015) and Das Internet in Wahlkämpfen: Konzepte, Wirkungen und Kampagnenfunktionen (with Harald Schoen, Springer VS: 2013). His articles have appeared in, among other places, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Party Politics, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Social Science Computer Review, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, and Internationale Politik.

Jungherr and his work are regularly featured in international media coverage. Beyond his immediate work, he has offered assessments on the use of digital tools and data analysis in political campaigns, political communication in general, and the social and political potential of big data and computational social science.

His work has been covered by The Atlantic, The Guardian, Neue Zürcher Zeitung (NZZ), Newsweek, Reuters, The Washington Post, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), and others. He has written guest pieces for Spiegel Online and Der Tagesspiegel and given interviews for 3sat, Cicero, Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa), Deutschlandfunk, Deutschlandradio Wissen, Südwestrundfunk (SWR), and Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR). Jungherr has been quoted in pieces by Bayerischer Rundfunk (BR), Bild, CNN, Deutsche Welle, Deutschlandfunk, Financial Times Deutschland, Handelsblatt, New Scientist, The New York Times, Norddeutscher Rundfunk (NDR), Politico, Politik & Kommunikation, Der SPIEGEL, Der Tagesspiegel, Die Welt, Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR), and others.

At the Universities of Konstanz, Mannheim, Bamberg, and Luzern, he has taught courses on Technological Innovation and Political Change, The Internet in Political Communication, Political Communication, Political Psychology, Electoral Behavior, Digital Trace Data in Social Science, and Introduction to Research Practices in Political Science.

Jungherr is a regular speaker at international conferences, be it in the social sciences or computer science. He has presented papers at the APSA Annual Meeting, CHI, CIKM, ECPR General Conference, ECPR Joint Sessions, MPSA Annual Conference, the Oxford Internet Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Wellesley College. He is also a regular speaker at conferences addressing a general audience, such as re:publica, reCampaign, or the Personal Democracy Forum Europe.

With Pascal Jürgens, Jungherr published a software package and a tutorial on how to collect, prepare, and analyze Twitter-data.


E-Mail: andreas-martin.jungherr[at]uni-konstanz.de

Selected Publications:

Political Communication:

Andreas Jungherr. 2017. Der Einfluss von Kommunikation auf Sozialen Netzwerkplattformen auf politische Meinungsbildung und Verhalten. In Handbuch der politikwissenschaftlichen Einstellungs- und Verhaltensforschung, eds. Thorsten Faas, Oscar W. Gabriel, and Jürgen Maier. Baden-Baden: Nomos. (Forthcoming).

Andreas Jungherr. 2017. Das Internet in der politischen Kommunikation: Forschungsstand und Perspektiven. Politische Vierteljahresschrift 58(2): 285-316. doi: 10.5771/0032-3470-2017-2-285 [Preprint]

Andreas Jungherr. 2016. Datengestützte Verfahren im Wahlkampf. ZPB Zeitschrift für Politikberatung 1/2016: 3-14. doi: 10.5771/1865-4789-2016-1-3 [Preprint]

Andreas Jungherr. 2016. Four Functions of Digital Tools in Election Campaigns: The German Case. The International Journal of Press/Politics 21(3): 358-377. doi: 10.1177/1940161216642597

Andreas Jungherr and Harald Schoen. 2013. Das Internet in Wahlkämpfen: Konzepte, Wirkungen und Kampagnenfunktionen. Wiesbaden: Springer VS.

Political Behavior:

Andreas Jungherr, Matthias Mader, Harald Schoen, and Alexander Wuttke. Context-driven attitude formation: The difference between supporting free trade in the abstract and supporting specific trade agreements. 2018. Review of International Political Economy. (Online First) doi:10.1080/09692290.2018.1431956 [Replication Data]

Alexander Wuttke, Andreas Jungherr, and Harald Schoen. 2017. More than opinion expression: Secondary effects of intraparty referendums on party members. Party Politics (Online First). doi:10.1177/1354068817745729

Andreas Jungherr and Pascal Jürgens. 2010. ‘The political click: political participation through e-petitions in Germany’, Policy & Internet, 2(4) Article 6.

Computational Social Science:

Andreas Jungherr. 2017. Normalizing Digital Trace Data. In Digital Discussions: How Big Data Informs Political Communication, eds. Natalie Jomini Stroud and Shannon McGregor. New York, NY: Routledge. (Forthcoming). [Preprint]

Andreas Jungherr and Yannis Theocharis. 2017. The Empiricist’s Challenge: Asking Meaningful Questions in Political Science in the Age of Big Data. Journal of Information Technology & Politics 14(2): 97-109. doi: 10.1080/19331681.2017.1312187

Andreas Jungherr, Harald Schoen, Oliver Posegga, and Pascal Jürgens. 2017. Digital Trace Data in the Study of Public Opinion: An Indicator of Attention Toward Politics Rather Than Political Support. Social Science Computer Review 35(3): 336-356. doi: 10.1177/0894439316631043 [Online Appendix]

Andreas Jungherr, Harald Schoen, and Pascal Jürgens. 2016. The mediation of politics through Twitter: An analysis of messages posted during the campaign for the German federal election 2013. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication 21(1): 50-68. doi: 10.1111/jcc4.12143

Andreas Jungherr. 2015. Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data: The Role of Twitter Messages in Social Science Research. Cham: Springer. [Springer Link] [amazon.de].

Andreas Jungherr, Pascal Jürgens, and Harald Schoen. 2012. “Why the Pirate Party won the German election of 2009 or the trouble with predictions: a response to Tumasjan, A., Sprenger, T.O., Sander, P.G. & Welpe, I.M. ‘Predicting elections with Twitter: what 140 characters reveal about political sentiment’.” Social Science Computer Review 30(2): 229-234. doi: 10.1177/0894439311404119

Twitter in Politics:

Andreas Jungherr. 2016. Twitter Use in Election Campaigns: A Systematic Literature Review. Journal of Information Technology & Politics 13(1): 72-91. doi: 10.1080/19331681.2015.1132401

Andreas Jungherr and Pascal Jürgens. 2016. Twitter-Nutzung in den Bundestagswahlkämpfen 2009 und 2013 im Vergleich. In Vergleichende Wahlkampfforschung: Studien anlässlich der Wahlen in Deutschland, eds. Jens Tenscher and Uta Rußmann. Wiesbaden, DE: Springer VS. p. 155-174. doi: 10.1007/978-3-658-12977-4_8

Andreas Jungherr. 2014. “The logic of political coverage on Twitter: Temporal dynamics and content.” Journal of Communication 64(2): 239-259 doi: 10.1111/jcom.12087

Andreas Jungherr, and Pascal Jürgens. 2014. “Through a glass, darkly: tactical support and symbolic association in Twitter messages commenting on Stuttgart 21.” Social Science Computer Review 32(1): 74-89. doi: 10.1177/0894439313500022

Pascal Jürgens, Andreas Jungherr, and Harald Schoen. 2011. “Small Worlds with a Difference: New Gatekeepers and the Filtering of Political Information on Twitter.” In WebSci ’11: Proceedings of the 3rd International Web Science Conference. New York, NY: ACM. doi: 10.1145/2527031.2527034


Pascal Jürgens and Andreas Jungherr. 2016. twitterresearch [Computer software]. Available at https://github.com/trifle/twitterresearch

Pascal Jürgens and Andreas Jungherr. 2016. A Tutorial for Using Twitter Data in the Social Sciences: Data Collection, Preparation, and Analysis. Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

A complete list of publications and talks.

Google Scholar Citations profile.
ORCID profile.
Some of my working papers are available on my profile on the Social Science Research Network (SSRN).

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