Lara Wolfers is an Assistant Professor in the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. She studies how media and social media are used in the family and how this usage relates to the well-being of the family members. She also studies how media can be used for coping with stress.
Lara previously worked at the Leibniz-Institut fuer Wissensmedien (knowledge media research center) in Tuebingen, Germany, as a PhD student. She completed her Master (University of Hohenheim, 2018) and Bachelor (Johannes Gutenberg-Universitaet Mainz, 2014) in communication science. During her studies she received several awards and scholarships including the Deutschlandstipendium and a scholarship of the Friedrich-Ebert-Foundation.
Lara currently serves as the early-career representative of the Mobile Communication Interest Group of the International Communication Association (2020-2022).