Kathrin Karsay


Main focus: Digital media and well-being

Twitter handle: @KathrinKarsay

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

Languages: German, English, French

City: Vienna

Country: Austria

Topics: body image, body positivity, smartphone

Services: Talk, 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 2020 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)