Dr. Stine Eckert is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. She is a German native and her research focuses on social media, journalism, gender and minorities in the US, Germany, UK and Switzerland. Her research on Wikipedia’s gender gap, women bloggers, Muslim bloggers, feminism and social media, and online abuse has been published in peer-reviewed journals such as New Media & Society; International Journal of Communication; Media, Culture & Society; Journal of Communication Inquiry; Journalism: Theory, Practice & Criticism; and Media Report to Women as well as several book chapters.
She is co-founder of the Wikid GRRLs project to teach teenage girls computer and online skills in after-school programs to contribute to closing the gender gap on Wikipedia and STEM. The Wikid GRRLs program has been taught in Maryland and Detroit and is about to launch in California. More about it on wikidgrrls.wordpress.com
She earned her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and her M.S. from Ohio University after studying Journalism Studies, Communication and Media Studies, and American Studies at the University of Leipzig, Germany. She also earned a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from the University of Maryland.
She has been a member of grant teams for the World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) and has received several awards for her research including the Donna Allen Award for Feminist Advocacy from the Commission on the Status of Women (AEJMC).
She previously worked as interview producer for Al-Jazeera and reporter and producer for WOUB, Radio Goethe and Radio Mephisto.
She has been interviewed for ThinkProgress and The Detroit Free Press, and German public broadcasters DRadio Wissen, WDR and Radio Fritz and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education (Bundeszentral für Politische Bildung); the German news magazine The European and several blogs.
More about her work on stineeckert.com and via @stineeckert
How to cover rape? U.S. journalists' critiques of Rolling Stone's campus rape story
Media Report To Women, 44 
Feminist uses of social media
Defining identity and the changing scope of culture in the digital age 
Feminist_innen Online: Potentiale und Herausforderungen [Feminists online: potentials and challenges]
Ministry of Health, Emancipation, Care and Age, State of North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany 
Eigene digitale Räume. Von guten und schlechten Erfahrungen von Bloggerinnen [Digital rooms of their own. On good and bad experiences of women bloggers.]
Kleinerdrei Blog 
Muslim Bloggers in Germany: An Emergent Counterpublic
Media, Culture & Society 35 
Stine Eckert: Muslimische BloggerInnen schaffen Gegenöffentlichkeit
re:publica [May 7, 2013]
U.S. Election Night Interview
DRadio Wissen [November 7, 2012]