I am Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam.

My research focuses on political communication, voting behaviour, political psychology, and campaigning effects. I recently published work on the personality of candidates, 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 already collected data for 100+ elections since June 2016 based on judgments of 1500+ country experts. Browse the published articles that use the data and download the data.

Since January 2019 I am Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology.