Dr Franzisca Weder

Senior Lecturer

School of Communication and Arts
Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences


Assoc. Prof. Dr. habil Franzisca Weder, Senior Lecturer at the University of Queensland, Brisbane (Australia), is researching, writing and teaching in the areas of Organizational Communication and Public Relations with a specific focus on Sustainability Communication and Corporate Social Responsibility.

She worked as Guest Professor at University of Alabama (USA), University of Eichstätt-Ingolstadt (GER), University of Waikato (NZ), RMIT (Melbourne, AUS) and University of Ilmenau (GER).

Franzisca Weder is Chair of the Austrian Association of Communication Studies and Vice-Chair of the International Environmental Communication Association (IECA).

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Research Interests

  • Sustainability Communication
    Communication about and for sustainability and sustainable development and sustainable communication
  • Storytelling
    I'm interested in storytelling as a communication strategy, as well as storytelling as process to story everyday live experiences, looking at narratives as social representations, and stories as the organising principle of how people give sense to the world
  • Climate change communication
    public representations and framing of climate change and related phenomena


  • Diplom of Journalism, Eich.Ingol.Cath
  • Habilitation (Communication), Eich.Ingol.Cath
  • PhD - Journalism, Eich.Ingol.Cath


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