I am Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism (with tenure) at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam. I have 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 recently published work 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.

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I am currently directing a research project that maps the use of negative campaigning in elections across the world, which 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 Associate Editor of the Journal of Social and Political Psychology, member of the International, Advisory Board of the Swiss Political Science Review, and member of the Editorial Board of Politics & Governance.