PhD at the Faculty of Cultural & Social Sciences, University of Salzburg, Austria, 2014, summa cum laude

Thesis title: (Dis)Like Facebook? Towards a Dialectical and Critical Theory of Digital and Social Media; supervisors: Prof. Christian Fuchs, University of Westminster, London, UK; Prof. Elisabeth Klaus, University of Salzburg; Prof. Christian Zeller, University of Salzburg; external examiner: Prof. Graham Murdock, Loughborough University, UK

MA in media and communication studies, University of Salzburg and Victoria University, Melbourne, Australia, 2010, summa cum laude

BA in media and communication studies (major) and political science (minor), University of Salzburg, 2008