Maren Schäfer, M.A.
Heidelberg Center for American Studies
Curt und Heidemarie Engelhorn Palais
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MAREN SCHÄFER is research associate at the Heidelberg Center for American Studies and coordinates the Bachelor in American Studies program. She holds a B.A. in International Business from Baden-Wuerttemberg Cooperative State University and Augsburg College, MN, as well as an M.A. in American Studies from the University of Heidelberg. Maren joined the HCA’s PhD program in 2017 and has been associated with the Graduiertenkolleg “Authority & Trust”. Her research interests include US populism, rhetorical strategies in political discourse, as well as the impact of populist framing on anti-authority attitudes in the US. She is also working on populists’ and populist movements’ use of visual media on Twitter. She teaches the seminar "Core Competencies / Soft Skills."
Maren is co-founder of and contributor to the HCA Graduate Blog.
- Schäfer, Maren A. "Setting the Stage – Campaign Rallies in Small-Town New Hampshire." The HCA Graduate Blog.
- Schäfer, Maren A. "Economics Month Pt. II – Robert Zoellick and Why The People Matter." The HCA Graduate Blog.
- Rauscher, Natalie und Maren A. Schäfer. "#LiveLifeLikeAnAcademic." The HCA Graduate Blog.
- Balz, Andreas, Natalie Rauscher, Maren A. Schäfer und Aline Schmidt. "Yes We Can (Blog)! Blogs as a Field for Academic Research." The HCA Graduate Blog.