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Dr Cornelius Puschmann

Former Visiting Fellow

Dr Cornelius Puschmann

Former Visiting Fellow

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Cornelius Puschmann is a postdoctoral researcher at Humboldt University of Berlin’s School of Library and Information Science (BSLIS) and a research associate at the Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society (HIIG) who studies computer-mediated communication and the Internet’s impact on society, especially in relation to science and scholarship. His current project Networking, visibility, information: a study of digital genres of scholarly communication and the motives of their users, funded by a grant from the German Research Association, investigates the use of (micro)blogs in academia, combining qualitative social research with digital content analysis.

After completing his undergraduate studies in English and Information Science at Heinrich- Heine-University Düsseldorf, he obtained a Ph.D. in English Linguistics, also from the University of Düsseldorf, for a thesis on corporate blogging. He is on the editorial team of the scholarly blog hub, operated by CNRS, and a participant in the HIIG’s Open Science project. A full overview of publications and current projects is available on his website at

His research at OII will focus on the Internet’s impact on scholarly communication, particularly in blogs and Twitter, and on methodological issues related to Big Data and data analysis.

Research Interests

eSocial Science, STS, Big Data, Methods.

Positions at the OII

  • Visiting Fellow, January 2013 - June 2013