Christina Neumayer

Christina Neumayer


I am associate professor in the Center for Tracking and Society at the Department of Communication at University of Copenhagen.

My research focuses on the role of digital media, digital data and methods for political contention, protest, activism, racism, civic engagement, social movements and more broadly political communication.

I was previously associate professor of digital media and communication at the Digital Design Department at the IT University of Copenhagen.


Research interests

Protests and social movements, digital data and methods, critical data studies and AI, visual media and conflict, digital media and communication, media and democracy, political communication.

Research projects

To Use or Not to Use? A Relational Approach to ICTs as Repertoire of Contention, Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2022-2025, co-investigator.

AUTO-WELF: Automating Welfare – Algorithmic Infrastructures for Human Flourishing in Europe,  CHANSE, 2022-2026, member of the Danish research team.

Absence of information in decision-making processes (ABSENCE), Independent Research Fund Denmark, 2023-2026, member of advisory board.

Previous projects:

ProDem – Protests and Democracy: How Movement Parties, Social Movements and Active Citizens are Reshaping Europe, VolkswagenStiftung, 2020-2023, principal investigator.

Images of Conflict – Conflicting Images (ICCI), VELUX FONDEN, 2017-2021, member of research group.

Data as Relation: Governance in the Age of Big Data (DaR), VELUX FONDEN, 2017-2020, member of research group.


  • Introduktion til medievidenskab (Introduction to media studies)
  • Faktateori og -analyse (non-fiction theory and analysis) 
  • Data Design
  • Network Society
  • Digital Media and Communication
  • Digital Democratic Citizenship

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