Christoph Lutz

Christoph Lutz is a doctoral student at the Institute for Media and Communications Management of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. His background is in Sociology and he is investigating the social impact of new communication technologies, especially social media.

Christoph Lutz is a doctoral student in media and communication at the University of St. Gallen. He focuses on online participation in his dissertation and his other research interests cover social media in science and public administration, online privacy and trust, and digital serendipity. His publications include: “Beyond just politics: A systematic literature review of online participation” in First Monday, “Content creation on the Internet: a social cognitive perspective on the participation divide” in Information, Communication & Society, and “Digital Natives and Digital Immigrants: Differences in Online Trust Formation” in the Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Research interests

Online Participation, Privacy, Digital Inequality, Online Trust, Science 2.0, Serendipity

Positions held at the OII

  • Visiting Doctoral Student, January – December 2015

Current projects

Past projects