Katharina Esau is a research associate at the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Düsseldorf. She studied Social Sciences (Communication Science, Political Science and Sociology) (B.A.) and Political Communication (M.A.) in Düsseldorf.
Her research interests include online participation and deliberation, different forms of communication (argum-
entation, narration, emotional expression, humor) and the emergence of public opinion online. As part of the DIID, she is interested in online deliberation processes, automated analyses of online discussions (argument and emotion mining) and deliberative design of online discussions.