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Pablo Porten-Cheé

 Heidelberg, Germany
Junior Professor, Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies, Heidelberg University


Dr. Pablo Porten-Cheé is a communication researcher and Junior Professor of Communication Studies and Information Society in Ibero-America at the Heidelberg Center for Ibero-American Studies, Heidelberg University, Germany. Previously, he was head of the research group “Digital Citizenship” at the Weizenbaum Institute for the Networked Society, Berlin, Germany.

Scholarly beginnings

A research idea

Envisioning possible futures in the field of communication and media studies

Learn more about Prof. Porten-Cheé’s journey

Selected readings

Gagrčin, E., Porten-Cheé, P., Emmer, M., Leissner, L., & Jørring, L. (2022). What makes a good citizen online? The emergence of networked citizenship norms in social media environments. Social Media+Society.

Porten-Cheé, P., Kunst, M., Vromen, A., & Vaughan, M. (2021). The effects of narratives and popularity cues on signing online petitions in two advanced democracies. Information, Communication and Society.

Porten-Cheé, P., Kunst, M., & Emmer, M. (2020). Online civic intervention: A new form of political participation under conditions of a disruptive online discourse. International Journal of Communication, 14, 514 – 534.

Porten-Cheé, P., Hassler, J., Jost, P. B., Eilders, C., & Maurer, M. (2018). Popularity cues in online media: Theoretical and methodological perspectives. Studies in Communication and Media, 7(2), 208 – 230. doi:10.5771/2192-4007-2018-2-208

Porten-Cheé, P., & Eilders, C. (2015). Spiral of silence online: How online communication affects opinion climate perception and opinion expression regarding the climate change debate. Studies in Communication Sciences, 15(1), 143 – 150. doi:10.1016/j.scoms.2015.03.002


Watch Prof. Porten-Cheé present on “Digital citizenship in flux: Theoretical and empirical approaches helping to understand today’s digital political participation of citizens” at the Center for Latinx Digital Media

Listen to Prof. Porten-Cheé’s insights about his professional journey in El Café Latinx podcast