I am a Postdoctoral Researcher involved in research projects both at the Communication Science department (on EU attitudes and media effects) and the Political Science department (on the consequences of political (dis)trust) of the University of Amsterdam. My primary research interests are Euroscepticism, political trust, and electoral behaviour.
I obtained my PhD in Political Science (cum laude) at the University of Amsterdam/Duitsland Instituut Amsterdam in 2017. My dissertation focuses on patterns of realignment among Western European voters in cross-national and longitudinal perspective. In particular, I looked at the relationship between existing ideological dimensions (i.e. left-right) and different kinds of EU attitudes, demonstrating that Euroscepticism is a rather different attitude for left-wing and right-wing citizens.
In 2011 I completed the Research Master Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam (cum laude). I also hold a Master's degree in Latin America Studies at the University of Utrecht (2007, cum laude).
Before and during my PhD I have been involved in several research projects: