Since August 2019, Kira Thiel has been a junior researcher at the Leibniz Institute for Media Research │ Hans-Bredow-Institut (HBI) in the competence area of Growing Up in Digital Media Environments
. Currently, she works mainly in the project "EU Kids Online
Her research interests include (negative) emotions in the use of media by adolescents and in particular associated coping activities.
Kira Thiel studied communication studies at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München and children's and youth media studies at the University of Erfurt.