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Axel Kuhn studied Media Science, Sociology and Book Studies and finished his Magister with the master’s thesis “Electronic Commerce – Interface- and Website-Design in the business-to-consumer market” in 2005, followed by a PhD in Media Science with the doctoral thesis “Network Media – Exemplified Usage in World of Warcraft” in 2008.
From 2008 to 2011 he worked as a research assistant for the interdisciplinary project “Second Product Lifecycle Strategies for High Tech Devices to enhance the innovation capability of small and medium organizations”.
From 2010 to 2011, funded by the University Mainz, he focused on cultural magazines in Germany from 1945 to the present. Additionally in 2011, funded by the research focus „Media Convergence“ he contributed to the collaboration ”Transition of the book industry in the network society“ in Mainz.
From October 2011 onwards he is working as an assistant professor at the Books Studies at the FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg in the field of media history, reading research, and media theory.
His main subjects of interest are the relationships between different media in the mass media system and the change of functions and benefits of text based communication in the changing media environment.