Dr. Evelyn Runge

Academic interests: 

Photography in theory and practice, media sociology, image databases and archives, image production and distribution, (photo-) journalism, politics and media, digitalization and new media, (digital) storytelling.

Current Projects: 
  • “Image Capture. About the Production Conditions of Photo-journalists in the Digital Age”.
Curriculum Vitae: 
Academic and Research Experience
  • Postdoctoral fellow at the Martin Buber Society of Fellows, Hebrew University Jerusalem (2015 – present)
  • Assistant Professor, Institute for Media, Theatre and Popular Culture, Department of Cultural Science and Aesthetic Communication at the University of Hildesheim, Germany (2012 – 2015)
  • Assistant lecturer in politics at the Geschwister Scholl Institute of Political Science (GSI), LMU Munich (2007 – 2010)
Education
  • Ph.D., Political Science, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich (LMU), Germany, on ethics and aesthetics in documentary photography (“Glamour des Elends” [“Glamour of Misery”, Böhlau, Cologne]) (2012)
  • Diploma, Journalism, Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Germany (2003)
  • Professional Training as journalist and editor at the Deutsche Journalistenschule München (German School of Journalism in Munich) 
Fellowships and Grants (selection)
  • GSO Leadership Academy, German Scholars Organisation (2017-2018)
  • Truman Institute Research Grant, The Harry S. Truman Research Institute for the Advancement of Peace (2017)
  • Elected member of the Junge Akademie (German Young Academy) at the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (BBAW) and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina (2011-2016; 2014-2016: Member of the board of the Junge Akademie)
  • Acceptance to AcademiaNet, an initiative of the Robert Bosch-Foundation in cooperation with “Spektrum der Wissenschaft” and “Nature”, a database of profiles of excellent female researchers from all disciplines (2013 - present)
  • International Journalist’s Programs (2004, 2010)
  • Dissertation fellowship, Fazit-Foundation (foundation of the newspaper “Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung”, 2005-2007)
  • Student Fellowship, Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German National Academic Foundation, 1999 - 2003)
Publications: 
Monographs
  • „Motor / Reise. Basiswissen für die Medienpraxis“ (co-author: Micha Hektor Haarkötter). Journalismus-Bibliothek, Band 12. Herbert von Halem Verlag, Köln 2016
  • „Glamour des Elends. Ethik, Ästhetik und Sozialkritik bei Sebastião Salgado und Jeff Wall“. Dissertation. Böhlau Verlag, Köln 2012
  • „John Steinbeck, Dorothea Lange und die Große Depression. Sozialkritik in Fotografie und Literatur“. Martin Meidenbauer Verlag, Munich 2006
Articles (selection)
  • „Bildikonen des Nahostkonflikts. In: Felix Koltermann (Hg.): Fotografie in Israel/Palästina. Deutsch-Israelischer Arbeitskreis für Frieden im Nahen Osten DIAK/AphorismA Verlag Berlin 2017, p.55-63
  • „Von Beruf Fotoproduzent: Wie Stockfotografen den Markt der Bilder beeinflussen.“ In: Rundbrief Fotografie, 4/2016, p.4-7
  • „Vereinheitlichung, Verflechtung, Verkauf. Bildagenturen in der Gegenwart: das globalisierte Geschäft mit Fotografie im digitalen Zeitalter“. In: Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, 36 (4), 2016, p.55-63
  • „Ökonomie der Fotografie: Betrachtungen zum globalen Markt der Bilder“. In: Medienwissenschaft: Rezensionen, 3/2016, p.274-296
  • „Still the Same!!“ Das Foto des ertrunkenen syrischen Flüchtlingskindes Alan Kurdi und die Bildethik. In: Junge Akademie Magazin, 1/2016, p.21-24
  • „Image Capture. Arbeits- und Produktionsbedingungen von Fotojournalisten im digitalen Zeitalter“. In: Fotogeschichte. Beiträge zur Geschichte und Ästhetik der Fotografie, Vol. 138, 35 (4), 2015, p.75
  • „Im Auge des Jokers: Stockfotos in journalistischen Medien“. In: Deutscher Fachjournalisten-Verband (Hg.): Positiver Journalismus. UVK Verlagsgesellschaft, Konstanz 2015, p.123-140
  • „Ökonomie. Markt der Bilder“. In: Stephan Günzel/Dieter Mersch (Hg.): Bild. Ein interdisziplinäres Handbuch. Verlag J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Weimar 2014, p.143-150
  • „Negative Ethik und Fotografie. Über Sehen und Blindheit“. In: Henning Ottmann/Stefano Saracino/Peter Seyferth (Hg.): Gelassenheit. Und andere Versuche zur negativen Ethik. LIT Verlag, Berlin u.a. 2014, p.257 – 280
  • Regular author of book reviews for „Medienwissenschaft : Rezensionen“ (http://archiv.ub.uni-marburg.de/ep/0002/), „H-Soz-Kult“ (http://www.hsozkult.de/), „Rezensionen : Kommunikation : Medien“ (http://www.rkm-journal.de/)
Presentations (selection)
  • “The Politics of Visual Securitization. Why the Images of Alan Kurdi went viral – and others don’t”. Symposium “Migrating Images – Images of Migration“, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 11.6.2017

  • “The Decisive Moment: Henri Cartier-Bressons theory of photography revisited in the light of bodily encounters between photographers and their subjects”. Conference “Somatic Times“, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 6.-7.6.2017

  • “The Family of Man. Travels in Time and Space“. Public talk, Clervaux, Luxemburg/Trier University, Germany, 20.5.2017

  • “Transformative Photography“. Conference „The Future of Old Media“, Tel Aviv University, Tel Aviv, Israel, 19.-20.4.2017

  • “Reise/Motor“. Book presentation, Israeli Communication Association, Sapir College, Sderot, Israel, 2.4.2017

  • “Fotografie und Digitalkultur: Die Transformation des globalen Bildermarkts“. Keynote Lecture, conference “Die Umlaufbahn der Bilder/Image Trajectories“, Hochschule für Buchkunst und Grafik, Leipzig/Germany, 30.6.2016

  • “The Mobility of Photographs and the Global Market of Images“. Symposium “Mobility. A concept and a way of life“, Zukunftskolleg Konstanz University and Martin Buber Society, Singen, Germany, 27.-28.6.2016

  •  "The Family of Man. Education through Photography, travelling in Time and Space”. Panel "Photography & education 2”, chair: Liz Wells. Helsinki Photomedia 2016, conference ”Photographic Agencies and Materialities”, Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture, Helsinki, Finland, 30.3.–1.4.2016
Editor-in-chief, articles and photography, coordinator of the “Junge Akademie Magazin” (2012 – 2015)

(all issues available in German and English: http://www.diejungeakademie.de/publikationen/junge-akademie-magazin/):

  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 20, Nr. 2/2015. Dossier: Avantgarde. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 24/25, 28
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 19, Nr. 1/2015. Dossier: Chance – and where it strikes. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “Shot, sovereign", p. 22/23. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 6/7, 40
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 18, Nr. 2/2014. Dossier: Ennui and ectasy. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “The Economics of Forgetting”, p. 12-15. Photographs: Cover, p. 4, 8, 9, 11, 18, 36, 37
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol.17, Nr. 1/2014. Dossier: Research expeditions – routes to knowledge. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3, “The Remains of the Trip”, p. 16/17. Photographs: p. 2, 11, 16, 27, 40
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol.16, Nr. 2/2013. Dossier: A Guide to Failure. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “The Accident Principle”, p. 16/17. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 16, 17, 35, 37, 41
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol.15, Nr. 1/2013. Dossier: Attachment – on Academia, Love, and Bonds. Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “Towards a Post-Plagiaristic Era?” (co-authored with Marc Helbing), p. 33. Photographs: Cover, p. 2, 12, 32, 34
  • Junge Akademie Magazin, Vol. 14, Nr. 1/2012. Dossier: Visualisation – Do Pictures Create Knowlegde? Articles: “Editorial”, p. 3; “The Blockbusters of Everyday Live”, p. 22-25; “The Long Road to Sustainibility”, p. 34/35. Photographs: p. 2, 22, 24, 25, 34