Universität Zürich

IKMZ - Department of Communication and Media Research

Media Change & Innovation Division

Andreasstrasse 15
CH-8050 Zurich
Phone +41 (0)44 635 20 92
Fax +41 (0)44 634 49 34

Moritz Büchi


Tel.: +41 (0) 44 635 20 93

Office: AND 3.40





Skype: moritz.buchi





Moritz Büchi, PhD, has been a Senior Research and Teaching Associate in the Media Change & Innovation Division since January 2017. He is the coordinator of the World Internet Project surveys in Switzerland. In 2019, Moritz Büchi was awarded a DSI Fellowship and a Research Talent Development Fund grant. He held a visiting position at the London School of Economics and taught at the University of St. Gallen His current research focuses on digital well-being and overuse, privacy, and computational methodology.


In his doctoral dissertation, Moritz Büchi investigated digital inequalities. His research on digital media use, inequality, participation, and privacy has been published in refereed journals such as New Media & Society, Social Science Computer Review, International Journal of Communication, and Information, Communication & Society. His teaching covers media change, digital inequality, and social impacts of Internet diffusion.


Recent and Upcoming Teaching


  • Fall 2020: Internet use and well-being, MA seminar in the Internet & Society program
  • Spring 2020: Social media and society, MA seminar, Contextual Studies: Media, University of St. Gallen
  • Fall 2019: Internetnutzungsfähigkeiten: Relevanz, Dimensionen und Messung [Internet skills: relevance, dimensions and measurement], BA research seminar
  • Spring 2019: Digitale Medien und sozialer Wandel [Digital media and social change], BA seminar


Selected Recent Talks


  • Approaching socio-digital inequalities from a global perspective, LSE Department of Media and Communications Research Dialogue [summary] 

  • The Chilling Effects of Digital Surveillance, Scientifica Warm-up 

  • Digital Well-Being, Digital Society Initiative (DSI) 

  • Computational Communication Science, IKMZ Research Colloquium 

  • Perceived Digital Overuse, Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL) and the Digital Society Initiative (DSI) [podcast]