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Theine Hendrik

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Assistant Professor (postdoc)
Hendrik Theine

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Hendrik Theine, PhD

phone:     +43 1 31336 5062


office:      D4.2.138

Office hours: by appointment

Hendrik Theine is a broadly trained critical social scientist using approaches and methods from critical communication studies, ecological economics and political economy. Most recently, his research focusses on media discourses covering economic inequality, the taxation of inheritances and wealth, as well as the climate crisis and the resulting need for social ecological transformation. He is dedicated to advancing knowledge as well as training and mentoring the next generation of critical students.

Hendrik Theine is currently a postdoctoral researcher at the Vienna University of Economics and Business in Austria and a visiting scholar at the Annenberg School for Communication, Media, Inequality & Change Center (MIC) during the fall term 2022.

Visit his personal website for further information:

WU (Vienna University of Economics and Business)
Department of Economics
Building D4, 2nd floor
Welthandelsplatz 1, 1020 Vienna

In October 2019, Hendrik Theine started as a post-doc researcher at the Institute for Heterodox Economics. His dissertation “Economic Inequality and Redistribution Policies – the Conditioning Power of the Media” focused on the media coverage of economic inequality and redistribution policies (see here, here and here for published papers).

His current research interests are: critical political economy analyses in the areas of media, platform capitalism and climate change. Based on a pluralist perspective, he uses both qualitative and quantitative methods, for instance, discourse analysis, text mining and network analysis.

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