I am Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam.
My research interests comprise political communication, political behaviour, public opinion and legislative behaviour in the European Union. My work feeds into debates about the legitimacy and accountability of politics within and across the EU.
I am also affiliated with the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE) and the Center for Politics and Communication (CPC). I was previously postdoctoral researcher for ACCESS EUROPE; and before that postdoc at the Jean Monnet Chair of Prof Wolfgang Wessels, Political Science Department, University of Cologne, where I was member of the former internationally collaborative research project ‘Observatory of Parliaments after Lisbon’ (OPAL).
I am also founding director of the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA), which brings together 56 research and teaching institutes from all over Europe; and co-editor of the LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series (LEQS), published by the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.