Barbara Hans is a lecturer and researcher at Hamburg University. Hans worked as an editorial trainee with Spiegel Online and Der Speigel in 2006, and now works as an editor and a reporter for Speigel Online. Her stories have focused on poverty, violence, integration, addiction and sexual abuse.
In 2009 Hans joined the faculty at the Chair in Journalism and Communication Studies at the University of Hamburg, Germany, and works for Professor Siegfried Weischenberg. She teaches courses varying from writing skills to communication theories and media ethics, and supervises students and conducts research for her doctoral thesis.