Lectures & Invited Research Talks
Ehrl, M. (Nov. 4, 2022). “Constructive Crisis Communication: The role of Media Narratives for managing International Conflict”. 11th Annual Conference on the Global Environment, Kutztown University.
Ehrl, M. (Apr. 21, 2022). “Nationale und Internationale Krisen erzählen: Die politische Macht strategischer Mediennarrativen”. Kolloquiumsvortrag, Universität Duisburg-Essen, Germany, Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft.
Ehrl, M. (Apr. 7, 2022). “Narrating Domestic and International Crises: The Political Power of Strategic Media Narratives”. Faculty First Presentation, Kutztown University.
Ehrl, M. (Feb. 4, 2022). “Germany's Foreign Policy Identity: Between International Expectations and Domestic Realities”. Guest Lecture, Air University, Maxwell, AL, USAF's Air Command and Staff College's International Security II Seminar.
Hinck, R. S., & Ehrl, M. (Mar. 31, 2020). “Egyptian, Chinese, and Russian Media Perceptions of Egypt’s Economic Crisis, Bailout Partners, and Great Power Competition” from December 2014-December 2019. SMA Speaker Series on Assessment of Strategic Implications of Population Dynamics in the Central Region.
Publications & Manuscripts
Hinck, R. & Ehrl, M. (2022). Internationalizing Afghan security? Strategic narratives and transnational public sphere (dis)formation in Chinese, Russian, Afghani, and US media. Communication and the Public, 7(2), 97-117.
Ehrl, M., & Hinck, R. (2021). Solving Egypt’s Economic Crisis: The Strategic Role of Chinese, Russian, and Egyptian Media Narratives. International Journal of Strategic Communication, 15(5), 504-525.
Hinck, R., Ehrl, M., Stefanism, W., Kitsch, S., Cooley, A., & Cooley, S. (2020). Media Reporting on Egypt’s Economy and Bailout Narratives: The Role of Egyptian, Chinese, and Russian Media Narratives in Solving Egypt’s Economic Crisis. Prepared for the Pentagon’s Strategic Multilayer Assessment (SMA): Strategic Implications of Population Dynamics in the Central Region.
Ehrl, M. (2018). The Rhetorical Crisis of the Fall of the Berlin Wall: Forgotten Narratives and Political Directions. Doctoral Dissertation, Texas A&M University.
Goidel, K., Gaddie, K., & Ehrl, M. (2017). Watching the News and Support for Democracy: Why Media Systems Matter. Social Science Quarterly, 98(3), 836-855.
Ehrl, M & Hinck, R. (2022). Narrative Realignments: Germany's new Foreign Policy Identity. [Manuscript]
Ehrl, M. (2022). Anti-Fake News Initiatives in the Age of Social Media: Assessing the Role of EUvsDisInfo for building Strategic Democracy Narratives. [Panel Presentation] presented at the National Communication Association in New Orleans, LA, November 17-20
Ehrl, M. (2022). Discursive Boundaries: Framing Germany’s New Foreign Policy Crisis. Paper presented at the Rhetorical Society of America Conference in Baltimore, MD, May 26-29
Ehrl, M. (2021). Germany’s New Foreign Policy Crisis with China: Negotiating Ontological Security Concerns via Rhetorical Containment. Paper presented at the National Communication Association Preconference 04: "Reassessing Foreign Policy Rhetorics in the Global Era" in Seattle, WA, Nov. 18-21.
Ehrl, M., Hinck, R., & Cooley, S. (2021). Transnational Public Spheres via Strategic Policy Narratives: Afghanistan’s Political Role in Chinese, Russian, and Iranian Media Discourses. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research in Nairobi, Kenya, July 11-15.
Ehrl, M. (2020). Steve Bannon's Populist Revolution in Europe: The Rise and Fall of a Foreigner among Right-Wingers. Paper accepted at the Rhetorical Society of America Conference in Portland, OR, May 21-24 (canceled due to Covid-19)
Ehrl, M. (2020). Narratives of Reunification: Rhetorical Lessons from East German’s Opposition Movement for Korean Unification. Paper accepted at the Rhetorical Society of America Conference in Portland, OR, May 21-24 (canceled due to Covid-19)
Ehrl, M. (2019). Equipment for Political Living: Toward a Model for Political Crisis Narratives. Paper presented at the National Communication Association in Baltimore, MD, November 14-17
Ehrl, M. (2018). Crisis as the Engine of European Integration: Bringing together Habermas’ ideas about European Unification and Castells’ insights about the Network-State. Paper presented at the International Association for Media and Communication Research Conference in Eugene, OR June 20 - 24.
Ehrl, M. (2018). The Hidden Frames of 1989: Recovering the Berlin Wall’s Language of Political Action. Paper presented at the Rhetorical Society of America Conference in Minneapolis, MN, May 31-June 3.
Ehrl, M. (2017). In Search of a Multi-Vocal Approach to Political Crisis Communication: Angela Merkel’s lonely Voice within a divided Europe. Paper presented at the National Communication Association in Dallas, TX, November 9-13. (Best Student Paper Panel, PR Division)
Ehrl, M. (2017). Habermas and the Role of Crisis-Induced Narratives for the Future of the European Union. Paper presented at the Global Fusion Conference in Athens, OH, October 13-15.
Ehrl, M. (2017). Toward a Bottom-Up View of EU Polity-Building: Contributions of Manuel Castells’ Global Public sphere, Civil Society, and Global Governance to a New European Narrative. Paper presented at the Global Fusion Conference in Athens, OH, October 13-15.
Ehrl, M. (2016). The Rhetorical Situation of Routine Mass
Shootings: Obama’s Speech on the Shooting in Oregon. Paper presented at the National Communication Association in Philadelphia, PA, November 9-13
Ehrl, M. (2016). Student Protest . . . and then what? The Rhetorical Remains of the Cooper Union Student Protest. Presented at the Rhetorical Society of America Conference in Atlanta, GA, May 27-29.
Ehrl, M. (2016, May). Immigration and Germany’s Rhetorical Identity. Paper presented at the Rhetorical Society of America Conference in Atlanta, GA, May 27-29.
Ehrl, M. (2015). Appraising Castells' Ideas about Public Diplomacy: The Role of the Public for German Diplomacy.
Paper presented at the Global Fusion Conference - Texas A&M in College Station, TX, October 23-25.
Ehrl, M. (2014). Privacy or national security? How the U.S. and Germany are negotiating their rules for strategic maneuvering in the light of the NSA spying scandal. Paper presented at the International Society for the Study of Argumentation (ISSA) conference in Amsterdam, Netherlands, July 1-4.