Sebastian Stoppe

Dr. phil.


Sebastian Stoppe is a media scholar and project manager at open_in_new Leipzig University Library. There, he is substantially involved in the creation and development of the specialised information service open_in_new, a scholarly resource portal for media, communication, and film studies.

New release “Is Star Trek Utopia?”, Summer 2022

His main research interest is film and television studies. Sebastian’s PhD thesis explored the television series “Star Trek” as a political utopia. Among other works, he wrote or edited further books and articles on Star Trek, film music and musicals, and computer games.

He also wrote, produced and directed a number of documentaries and corporate films and was managing director of a film production company until 2016.

Sebastian has been series editor of open_in_new the Medienrausch series, an academic book series of Zentrum für Wissenschaft und Forschung | Medien e.V. and is member of the editorial board of the Open Access journal open_in_new “Medienwissenschaft: Berichte und Papiere”.

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