Kathrin Karsay

Researcher, Assistant Professor (Tenure Track)

Main focus: Digital media and well-being

Twitter handle: @KathrinKarsay

Websites/blogs: https://kathrinkarsay.com/ , https://soc.kuleuven.be/smc

Languages: German, English

City: Vienna

State: Vienna

Country: Austria

Topics: body image, body positivity, digital detox, smartphone

Services: Talk, Workshop management, Coaching, Interview

  Willing to travel for an event.

Personal note:

My research interests are related to various aspects within the fields of media psychology (e.g., sexualization, stereotypes), computer-mediated communictation (e.g., social media use), and body image research (e.g., self-objectification). By applying a multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach it is my aim to understand how traditional and digital media influence individuals' psychological well-being.


since 09/2021 Assistant Professor for Media and Health Communication (KU Leuven)

2020–2021 Post-doctoral Research Fellow (KU Leuven)

2018–2019 Post-doctoral researcher (University of Vienna)

2018 Doctoral degree, Communication Science (University of Vienna)

2013–2018 Pre-doctoral researcher (University of Vienna)

2012 Master degree, Communication Science (University of Vienna)

Examples of previous talks / appearances:

Podcast-Interview "Erklär mir die Welt"

Podcast-Interview zum Thema Smartphonenutzung und Wohlbefinden.

This talk is in: German
Zeitungsinterview, der Standard (print & online)

Zeitungsinterview zu Social Media und mentale Gesundheit,

This talk is in: German
Glamour Magazine

This talk is in: English