Members of the Political Communication Research Unit

  Name Function
Christ'l De Landtsheer photo

 

Prof. Dr. Christ'l De Landtsheer

Director of the Political Communication Research Unit.

 

Dr. Philippe De Vries

Professor of Political Marketing, Political Consulting, and Content Analysis (MA Political Communication). Doctorate on Candidate Image in Belgian Politics (University of Antwerp, Political Communication Research Unit, December 7, 2007, supported by FWO).

 

Ganna Diedkova

Research and teaching assistant (MA Political Communication), PhD researcher on personality of political leaders.

 

Dr. Lieuwe Kalkhoven

Voluntary member. Doctorate on How to make Politics Bigger, Better, and Simpler (University of Antwerp, Political Communication Research Unit, February 3, 2017). Senior communication researcher at the Ministry of the Interior and Kingdom Relations of the Netherlands.

 

Dr. Oleksii Polegkyi

Voluntary Member. Doctorate on The Media and Political Discourse in Post-Communist Ukraine (Joint PhD University of Antwerp, Political Communication Research Unit, and Wroclaw University, March 18, 2016, supported by BOF).

Postdoctoral researcher at the Graduate Institute of Russian Studies, National Chengchi University, Taiwan.

 

Dr. Solvita Denisa-Liepniece

Voluntary member. Doctorate on Political Communication in Post-Soviet Belarus: the Metaphorical Messages of an Authoritarian Leader, Aleksander Lukashenka (University of Antwerp, Political Communication Research Unit, October 15, 2013, supported by the Flemish Community). Principal advisor in Media Literacy to the Baltic Center for Media Literacy. Assistant professor of Audiovisual media and Strategic political communication at the Vidzjeme University of Applied Sciences (Lithuania).

 

Dimokritos Kavadias

Professor and researcher in the fields of Political Sociology and Political Socialization at the University of Antwerp and the Free University of Brussels VUB.

 

Alireza Sarfarazi

PhD researcher at the Political Communication Research Unit of the University of Antwerp on “Political Marketing in the Middle East”.

 

Samir Boureghda

PhD researcher at the Political Communication Research Unit of the University of Antwerp on 'Charisma and the “Dark-Side” of personality of political leaders in relation to destructive leadership' (with empirical cases from international politics).

 

Stephanie De Munter

PhD researcher at the Political Communication Research Unit of the University of Antwerp on "Political professionalization and social media".

 

Ben Hammou Ali

 

PhD researcher at the Political Communication Research Unit of the University of Antwerp on "Analysis of the post-Arab Spring political communication in the discourse of the Islamic Justice and Development Party". Senior Advisor to the Ministry in Morocco.
 

Jurriaan Middelhoff

 

Voluntary member. Deputy Head of Mission at Embassy of the Kingdom of the Netherlands in Panama

 

Dr. Martina Temmerman

Voluntary researcher at the University of Antwerp. Professor of Political Journalism at the Free University of Brussels (VUB) and Erasmus Hogeschool Brussels.

 

Dr. Chris Aalbers

Voluntary researcher at the University of Antwerp. Professor of Political Journalism at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

 

Dr. Jeroen Van Laer

Teacher of the seminar on New media and politics in the Master Political Communication. Professional politician. His current research interest concern social movements and collective action mobilization.

  Ingrid van Oudheusden-van Dorp Voluntary member

 

Jana Leyman

Voluntary member

Photo Koen Colpaert

 

Koen Colpaert

Voluntary member. He gained professional experience as a spokesperson at the International Labour Organisation, the European Council, and the Federal Government and the Flemish Government (Belgium). He is currently a spokesperson and communication manager at the security services group Securitas. 

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