E. Nathues PhD (Ellen)

Postdoctoral Researcher

About Me

Dr. Ellen Nathues works as a Postdoctoral Researcher at Leuphana University Lüneburg (Germany) and University of Twente (the Netherlands). She is also the initiator of ‘The CCO Data Collective,’ an online format that brings together scholars interested in communicative constitution and performativity theories to jointly analyze data. Her research broadly focuses on processes of organization and communication, particularly in pluralistic, open, and/or temporary contexts such as interorganizational collaboration or learning communities. More specifically, she is interested in questions of multivoicedness, agency, materiality, and multimodality. Her work is mainly of ethnographic, qualitative nature, and she also has a strong interest in methodological work. So far, her research has been published in Organization Studies, Strategic Organization, and Small Group Research, as well as in edited handbooks. She has received various awards for her work, including Top Papers at EGOS' sub-themes (European Group of Organization Studies) and Top Papers at the Organizational Communication division of the International Association of Communication.  

Before joining Leuphana, she defended her PhD at University of Twente, Cum Laude. She holds a Master's degree in Communication Studies (Cum Laude) and a Bachelor's degree in International Business and Management (Cum Laude). Before pursuing an academic career, she worked as a Marketing and Communications Manager for the European headquarters of a US-American corporation.


Business & Economics
Organization Studies
Organizational Communication
Strategic Goals
Social Sciences



Nathues, E. (2022). Differences in dialogue: The voices we hear in interorganizational collaboration. [PhD Thesis - Research UT, graduation UT, University of Twente]. University of Twente. https://doi.org/10.3990/1.9789036553810
Nathues, E. , Endedijk, M. , & van Vuuren, M. (2021). Coauthoring direction when voices are many and authority is ambiguous. Paper presented at 71st Annual International Communication Association conference 2021, United States.
Nathues, E. , & Endedijk, M. (2020). Exploring perceived differences in interorganizational teams: Helping or hindering collaboration?. Abstract from EARLI SIG 14 Conference: Professional Learning and Development 2020, Barcelona, Spain.
Nathues, E. , van Vuuren, M., & Cooren, F. (2020). Speaking about vision, talking in the name of so much more: A methodological framework for ventriloquial analyses in organization studies. Paper presented at 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association 2020, Gold Coast , Queensland, Australia.

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University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Cubicus (building no. 41), room B206
De Zul 10
7522NJ  Enschede
The Netherlands

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