Samuel Sieber is a Policy, Practice and Communication Advisor with Médecins sans Frontières/Doctors Without Borders, and a media theorist and freelance academic researcher.

He studied media studies, history and communication studies in Fribourg and Basel, Switzerland from 2003 to 2009. From 2010 to 2013, he was a researcher at the Department of Media Studies at the University of Basel, and a doctoral candidate in the Swiss National Science Foundation’s graduate study programme Intermedial Aesthetics. In late 2013, he obtained his doctorate for the thesis Dis-Positionen. Epistemologische Schnittstellen zwischen Politik und Medien [Dis-Positions. Epistemological Intersections of Politics and Media].

From 2015 to 2017, he worked as a communication advisor at the UN World Food Programme.

Fields of research

  • New media, digital communication and intermediality
  • Discourse analysis / dispositif analysis
  • Theory and philosophy of media
  • Political philosophy
  • Game studies


Recent talks and selected conference papers