Theresa Henn

Theresa Henn works as a research associate at the Deparment of Information Systems and Social Networks at the University of Bamberg since July 2020. In her PhD studies, she specializes in the research field of society and technology and is a member of the project “How do the central social conflict structures change within Germany? Social media analytics of collective protests and movements” which is supported by the Bayrischen Forschungsinstitut für Digitale Transformation (bidt).

During her studies, she collected practical experiences at the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) as well as at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC). Particularly, she collaborated with economic and political stakeholders in the field of data analysis and empirical research.  

She finished her master’s degree in political science and computational social sciences at the University of Bamberg and Sciences Po Lille. Her final thesis “Violence in Social Movements and its Attraction of Public Attention within the Digital Age“ covered the programming of neural networks and the automatized image detection of social media data. She completed her bachelor’s degree in political science and economics at the University of Mannheim and Trinity College Dublin.

Research Interests

  • Protest Movements & Social Media
  • Machine Learning & Neural Networks
  • Social Network & Social Media Analysis


Theresa Henn supports the lecture “Analyse sozialer Netzwerke“ and the masters' course "Project Online Social Networks" and supervises final theses.


Theresa Henn