I am a Senior Lecturer in Politics at the School of Politics and International Relations of the University of Kent. I am also affiliated to the Centre d'étude de la vie politique (Cevipol) Université Libre de Bruxelles. During the academic year 2012-2013 I was a Max Weber Fellow at the European University Institute. I hold a PhD in Political Science from Trinity College Dublin.
From October 2009 to September 2012 I worked at the University of Amsterdam (UvA) as a lecturer and post doctoral fellow, where I contributed to the Support and Opposition to Migration (SOM) project, funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Program. I taught a number of courses on New Technologies and Electoral Competition, Media and Politics, Electoral Campaigns, Research Methods and Politicization of Immigration.
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To date, my research activity has looked at the effects of new media use on electoral behavior and public opinon, electoral campaigns and their effects on vote gains, Voting Advice Applications, election forecasting and processes of politicization. I am also interested in survey design, quantitative methodologies and in making innovative use of existing data about elections and campaigns.
The kick off meeting of the project "The impact of web-based information on citizens’political knowledge and political participation" took place on November 20-21 at the Oxford internet Institute.
We are currentely running an online experiment. Details on the experimental protocol, sample and preliminary results will be made avalibe at the end of May 2015.
I am currentely participating in a number of collaborative reserach projects;
- The Comparative Candidate Study for the 2014 EP elections
- Migration Asylum and Multiculturalism (ULB)
- Social Media Analysis of the 2014 electoral campaign in Belgium (ULB: CEVIPOL & GERME)