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Hi, my name is Wienke. Never heard before? Wienke Strathern. Neither? Let’s listen how to pronounce it.

I am a PhD Candidate and Research Associate of Computational Social Science & Big Data at Technical University of Munich with J├╝rgen Pfeffer. In my research on language and social dynamics I use a strong theoretical approach, which I validate empirically by applying Social Network Analysis and also smaller experiments. The main question I pose is why do people change attitude? How is knowledge spread and how do opinions change in large groups of interacting people on social media? One of the objective is to advance the interdisciplinary challenges of Linguistics, Social Science and Computer Science.