Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke

Dr. phil.

  • Universitetsvej 1, 40.3

    DK-4000 Roskilde



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Personal profile


I'm an Associate Professor in Digital Humanities at the Faculty of Communication and Arts. My research takes place at the crossroad of communication, design and digital technology studies, where I engage in questions related to algorithms, data relations, artificial intelligence and user’s experiences with digital technology. I'm furthermore an active member in the DigitalMediaLab.

I received my doctoral degree in communication and digital media studies from the University of Erfurt, Germany and my B.A. and M.A. in communication management and PR from the University of Leipzig, Germany. Beyond that I am professionally educated as a media designer and hold a continuing education degree from the Rhode Island School of Design, USA.


I have extensive teaching experience in the areas of digital media, communication & IT, digital design & design thinking, organizational & strategic communication, digital methods & user surveys and qualitative & ethnographic methods. I have taught in German, Danish and American university settings.


I am an associated researcher in the HumanImpact project, lead by the University of Copenhagen. HumanImpact is a research project that matches humanities researchers with Danish companies to create valuable knowledge supporting their innovation processes. The project is supported by the Danish Industry Foundation and is carried out in a collaboration with the University of Copenhagen, the Danish Chamber of Commerce, Danish Industry and Symbion.

Education/Academic qualification

Dr. phil., Communication and digital media studies, University of Erfurt

Magistra Artium (M.A.), Communication management and PR, University of Leipzig

External positions

PostDoc, Københavns Universitet


PostDoc, IT-Universitetet i København


External lecturer, DIS Study abroad in Scandinavia


Assistant researcher & course manager, IT-Universitetet i København



  • Technology
  • Communication, Journalism, Media

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Research Output

Facebook Use as a Communicative Relation: Exploring the Relation Between Facebook Users and the Algorithmic News Feed

Schwartz, S. A. & Mahnke, M. S., 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Information, Communication & Society.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Interpreting, negotiating, and engaging in health data on

Nielsen, M. & Mahnke, M. S., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Book review: John Cheney-Lippold, We are data: Algorithms and the making of our digital selves

Mahnke, M. S., 2018, In : Mobile Media & Communication. 6, 2, p. 288-288 1 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalLiterature reviewResearch

Critical relations and calculated publics on Facebook

Mahnke, M. S. & Schwartz, S. A., 1 Nov 2018.

Research output: Contribution to conferenceConference abstract for conferenceResearchpeer-review

Open Access


Routledge (Publisher)

Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (Editor), Mikka Nielsen (Editor) & Lise Tjørring (Editor)

Sep 2020Jul 2022

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of unfinished research anthology/collectionResearch

Digital Literacy | 2020-2021

Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (Participant)

25 Aug 202031 May 2021

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in workshop, seminar, course

International Communication Association (Event)

Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (Peer reviewer)

2019 → …

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewPeer review of manuscriptsResearch

N O R D I C O M Review (Journal)

Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (Editor), Stine Liv Johanson (Editor), Maja Sonne Damkjær (Editor) & Ane Kathrine Lolholm Gammelby (Editorial Board Member)

Oct 2019Feb 2021

Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of unfinished research anthology/collectionResearch

Mellem techoptimisme og pessimisme i den digitale transformation

Martina Skrubbeltrang Mahnke (Speaker)

30 Jan 2019

Activity: Talk or presentationLecture and oral contribution


Excellence in Teaching

Mahnke, Martina Skrubbeltrang (Recipient), 2018

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Thesis award (Communication management and PR)

Mahnke, Martina Skrubbeltrang (Recipient), 2009

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions