Christ’l De Landtsheer is a Professor of Communication at the University of Antwerp, Belgium. After having received her PhD in communication sciences from the University of Ghent, Belgium on the subject of political rhetoric and metaphor in Belgian politics (1985), she was appointed as an Associate Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research ASCoR of the University of Amsterdam (the Netherlands). She was a visiting scholar at various universities, such as the University of York, and Bournemouth University, UK; the University of Padova and the University of Perugia, Italy; San Diego State University, USA and China University of Mining and Technology, Xuzhou; Marie Curie University, Lublin, Poland and Lomonosow Moscow State University, Russia. Her research interests are in the area of political rhetoric, political psychology and political socialization. She has written and edited numerous journal articles, special journal issues, book chapters and books in Dutch and in English. She is a director of the Political Communication Research Unit and Master Program at the University of Antwerp, a Liaison Representative of the Research Committees in the Executive Committee of the International Political Science Association (IPSA), and the Editor of the international peer-reviewed journal Politics, Culture and Socialization.
Among her books are Metaphorical World Politics (Michigan State University Press, 2004, co-edited with Francis A. Beer ); Politically Speaking: A Worldwide Examination of Language Used in the Public Sphere (Praeger, 1998, co-edited with Ofer Feldman); Beyond Public Speech and Symbols: Explorations in the Rhetoric of Politicians and the Media (Praeger, 2000, co-edited with Ofer Feldman); Democratization, Europeanization, and Globalization Trends. Cross-National Analysis of Authoritarianism, Socialisation, Communications, Youth, and Social Policy (Peter Lang, 2005, co-edited with Russell Farnen et al.); Political Culture, Socialization and Education: Interdisciplinary and Cross National Perspectives for a New Century (Peter Lang, 2008, co-edited with Russell Farnen et al.); E-Political Socialization (Peter Lang, 2014, co-edited with Russell Farnen et al.); (Political Impression Management in Flanders and in The Netherlands (Acco, 2004, Dutch monography); and The Clash of the Titans: A psycho- political cartography of Belgian politics (Antwerp University Press, Dutch monography).