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, Department of Communication and Media Research (IKMZ), University of Zurich since January 2017. In 2019 he was awarded a DSI Fellowship.


In his doctoral dissertation, Moritz Büchi investigated Digital Inequalities. His research interests include Internet and society, new media use, digital inclusion and inequality, online privacy, digital participation, online science communication, and comparative and computational research methods. Moritz Büchi's research has been published in refereed journals such as New Media & Society, Public Understanding of Science, International Journal of Communication, and Information, Communication & Society. His teaching covers media change, digital inequality, and social impacts of Internet diffusion. 


Recent and Upcoming Presentations


  • Büchi M, Fosch Villaronga E, Lutz C, Tamò-Larrieux A, Velidi S and Viljoen S (2019, Jul) Chilling effects of profiling activities: Exploring the consequences of big data-driven surveillance. International Conference on Social Media and Society (#SMSociety). Toronto, Canada. (Authors listed alphabetically).
    Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2018, Oct) Functioning digitally: How digital overuse and coping skills affect subjective well-being. Association of Internet Researchers Annual Conference. Montreal, Canada.
    Gui M and Büchi M (2018, May) From use to overuse: Digital inequality in the age of communication abundance. Paper to be presented at the International Communication Association's (ICA) 68th Annual Conference Prague, Czech Republic.
    Büchi M (2017, October) Why Does Internet Use Matter? Connecting Digital Inequality to Social Well-Being. Invited talk at the Polish Academy of Sciences (PAN). Warsaw, Poland
  • Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2019, May) Widespread digital overuse impairs subjective well-being. International Communication Association Annual Conference. Washington, DC.
  • Büchi M, Festic N and Latzer M (2019, Apr) Too much tech? Conceptualizing and measuring digital overuse in Switzerland. Swiss Association of Communication and Media Research Annual Conference. St. Gallen, Switzerland.