Irene Neverla is a professor for journalism and communication studies at the University of Hamburg.
Her key research interests include journalism studies, visual communication and reception research; she teaches predominantly within the master „Journalistik und Kommunikationswissenschaft“ as well as in the Erasmus-Mundus-Master „Journalism, Media and Communication“.
After growing up in Vienna, Irene Neverla completed a journalistic apprenticeship at the international press center in Vienna. Subsequently she studied communication studies, sociology and psychology at the universities of Vienna, Salzburg and Munich. She earned her doctorate and postdoctoral qualification at the LMU Munich; afterwards she held research and teaching positions at the universities of Munich, Salzburg, Vienna, Thessaloniki, Tel Aviv, Lima and Sydney.
Irene Neverla is a member of the directorate of the Research Center for Media and Communication (RCMC) at the University of Hamburg and of the Graduate School Media and Communication (GMaC), furthermore she is the principal investigator in the cluster of excellence for climate research (CliSAP). Part of her numerous research activities is the sub-project on journalism research within the EU-funded research project „Media, Conflict and Democratisation“ (MeCoDEM) (2014-2017).