Felicitas Macgilchrist appointed
Professor Dr. Felicitas Macgilchrist has been appointed Professor of Digital Education and Schooling at the Institute of Educational Sciences.
Before joining the University of Oldenburg she was head of the Department of Media|Transformation at the Leibniz Institute for Educational Media | Georg Eckert Institute (GEI) in Braunschweig and Professor of Media Research with a focus on educational media at the University of Göttingen.
Macgilchrist studied psychology, education and linguistics at the University of Edinburgh and the Open University (both in the UK). She completed her PhD in Cultural Sciences at the European University Viadrina in Frankfurt/Oder, then took up a postdoctoral research position at the GEI, where she led a junior research group from 2012 to 2016 and became head of the "Textbooks as Media" Department in 2015.
In 2016 she received her Habilitation in Educational Science from the TU Braunschweig and took up the professorship at the University of Göttingen. Macgilchrist researches at the interface of education, digital media and society, with a particular focus on the critical study of educational technology.