I am an Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism (with tenure) at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. I hold a PhD in political science from the University of Geneva (2010).

My research focuses on political communication, voting behaviour, political psychology, and campaigning effects. I have recently published works on the personality of politicians, the drivers of negative campaigning and its effects, the psychological and emotional underpinnings of persuasion, populist communication, and comparative electoral behavior.

I am currently directing a research project that maps the use of negative campaigning in elections across the world, which has already collected data for 130+ elections since June 2016 based on judgments of 2,000+ country experts. Browse the published articles from the project and download the data.

I am an Associate Editor at the Journal of Social and Political Psychology, a member of the International Advisory Board of the Swiss Political Science Review, and a member of the Editorial Board of Politics & Governance.

You can check out my published books and articles here. Replication data and materials for my recent publications can be found in my Open Science Foundation (OSF) repository.

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Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)

University of Amsterdam


Nieuwe Achtergracht 166, 1018 WV Amsterdam

The Netherlands

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