Trevor Diehl
Althanstr. 14 (UZA II)
Zi. 3.08
1090 Vienna


Trevor Diehl, MA

Predoctoral Researcher


Research Areas

  • Political Communication
  • Journalism Studies
  • International & Comparative Media Studies
  • Data Literacy

Trevor Diehl is a researcher, instructor, and doctoral student at the MediaInnovation Lab (MiLab) in the Department of Communication. His research focuses on the influence of digital media technologies on political participation, persuasion, and public opinion. Current projects explore the role of social media and tabloid news in fomenting populist sentiment, negative attitudes toward the press, and misperceptions of science issues. He completed undergraduate studies at the University of Nevada, Reno and earned an MA from the University of Texas at Austin's School of Journalism. He previously worked as a research assistant at the Annette Strauss Institute for Civic Life, where he studied the nature of civic participation in Texas. His research interests include new media and journalism practice, political effects of social media use, and the impact of technology on the public's understanding of science. He also teaches topical courses in communication theory and methods.