PhD researcher in the School of History, Anthropology, Philosophy and Politics at Queen’s University Belfast.
After graduating from Caxton College, Valencia, Spain in 2009, Dominik travelled through New Zealand and Australia before starting his undergraduate studies in Green Business Management at the Business and Information Technology School in Iserlohn, Germany. During his Bachelor’s studies Dominik gained professional experience in controlling at HSG Zander Austria in Vienna, Austria and studied abroad at the Universidad Latina in San Pedro, Costa Rica. After graduating in 2013, Dominik moved back to Spain for an internship in controlling and PR at Haver & Boecker Ibérica in Barcelona. The following year, Dominik did his Master’s in Intercultural Communication and Moderation in Munich, Germany. During his post-graduate studies he
deepened his knowledge of Crisis Communication and further developed a strong interest in Counter-Terrorism, which led to a Master’s dissertation in ‘Terrorist Propaganda Online: A Textual Analysis of Communication Strategies used by the Islamic State in Social Media Networks’. The research conducted during his Master’s dissertation motivated Dominik to dig deeper into the academic fields of Communication Studies and Counter-Terrorism, which led to doing a PhD in ‘Government Communication and Terrorist Organisations: Towards a Concept of Crisis Communication of Western Governments’ under the supervision of Professor Richard English at Queen’s University Belfast. After the first year with Dr Dan Bulley as his second supervisor, Dominik's work is now supervised by Dr Andrew Thomson alongside Professor Richard English.
Besides his PhD research Dominik works as a reviewer for the journals Terrorism and Political Violence and the Journal of Terrorism Research.
Dominik's main research interests are Terrorism, Communication, Propaganda, Middle Eastern Politics, Behavioural Economics and Cultural Studies.