Office: R12 T03 F12
Phone: +49.201.183 6375

ORCID: 0000-0002-8979-3099

Fakultät für Geisteswissenschaften
Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft
Universität Duisburg-Essen
Universtitätsstraße 12
D-45141 Essen

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Current information

Contact for the Multimodal Interaction & Eye-Tracking Lab

How do I write an empirical paper in communication science?
Instructions, documents, and further references can be found here.

Publications & Presentations

Current English publication:

Krug, Maximilian (2023): Overcoming Blanking: Verbal and Visual Features of Prompting in Theatre Rehearsals. In: Human Studies, 2023, 1-26. DOI

Publications (German & Englisch)


In my courses, I introduce students to the methods of conversation analysis and content analysis, discuss phenomena of multimodal face-to-face interaction, and conduct studies in the field of mass communication.

Teaching (German)


Maximilian Krug has been a research assistant at the Institute of Communication Science since 2015. He is part of the professorship Multimodal Communication, Social Interaction & Technology of Prof. Dr. Karola Pitsch.


Research areas

In my current research, I investigate conflict in interpersonal communication. I explore disagreements and disalignments in multimodal face-to-face interaction and examine incivility and reactance in online communication. Furthermore, I engage in science communication and ask myself how scientific findings can be presented to the public in a meaningful way.

Research areas