Andreas Jungherr is Juniorprofessor (Assistant Professor) for Social Science Data Collection and Analysis at the University of Konstanz, Germany. Before this, he was a Post-Doc at the Chair for Political Psychology at the University of Mannheim (2014-6) and a PhD student at the Chair for Political Sociology at the University of Bamberg (2009-14). His research addresses political communication with a focus on the use of digital technology. His work utilizes the potential of computational social science and addresses methodological challenges in its integration into the social sciences.
He is author of the books Analyzing Political Communication with Digital Trace Data: The Role of Twitter Messages in Social Science Research (Springer: 2015) and Das Internet in Wahlkämpfen: Konzepte, Wirkungen und Kampagnenfunktionen (with Harald Schoen, Springer VS: 2013). His articles have appeared in, among other places, Review of International Political Economy, Journal of Communication, Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Party Politics, The International Journal of Press/Politics, Politische Vierteljahresschrift, Social Science Computer Review, Journal of Information Technology & Politics, Zeitschrift für Parlamentsfragen, and Internationale Politik.
With Pascal Jürgens, Jungherr published a software package and a tutorial on how to collect, prepare, and analyze Twitter-data.
Jungherr is a regular speaker at international conferences, be it in the social sciences or computer science. He has presented papers at the APSA Annual Meeting, CHI, CIKM, ECPR General Conference, ECPR Joint Sessions, MPSA Annual Conference, the Oxford Internet Institute, the University of Illinois at Chicago, and Wellesley College. He is also a regular speaker at conferences addressing a general audience, such as re:publica, reCampaign, or the Personal Democracy Forum Europe.
At the Universities of Konstanz, Mannheim, Bamberg, and Luzern, he has taught courses on Technological Innovation and Political Change, The Internet in Political Communication, Political Communication, Political Psychology, Electoral Behavior, Digital Trace Data in Social Science, and Introduction to Research Practices in Political Science.