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Press Office

Politics and International Relations

Below a snapshot of some of our researchers with expertise in the field of politics.

For specific questions or to get in touch with a researcher not listed on this page, please call the UvA Press Office on +31 (0)20 525 2695 or send an email to press@uva.nl.

Akkerman, Tjitske, FMG, Challenges to Democratic Representation
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Dr Tjitske Akkerman

Tjitske Akkerman is a political scientist carrying out research on the development, ideas and policies of populist radical right-wing parties in Western Europe.

E: T.Akkerman@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 3515

dr. T. (Tjitske) Akkerman

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Sanne Kruikemeier, Political Communication & Journalism
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Dr Sanne Kruikemeier 

Sanne Kruikemeier is a communication scientist. Her research focuses on the role played by social media during election campaigns (and at other times). In addition, she conducts research on the consequences of the online news people read. Lastly, her research is concerned with the role played by journalists in a changing media landscape. 

E: S.Kruikemeier@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)6 5166 7266

dr. S. (Sanne) Kruikemeier

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Prof Sarah de Lange
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Sarah de Lange

Sarah de Lange is professor by special appointment and political scientist. Her areas of expertise are extremism, populism, radicalism, political parties (particularly radical right-wing, populist and social democratic parties) and the formation of governments.

T: +31 (0)20 525 1269
E: S.L.deLange@uva.nl

prof. dr. S.L. (Sarah) de Lange

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Prof Ton van der Meer
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Tom van der Meer

Tom van der Meer is professor of Political Science. His areas of expertise are confidence in politicians and in the administration of justice, political participation, political preferences, social cohesion, ethnic diversity, opinion polls and research methodologies.

E: t.w.g.vandermeer@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 5304

prof. dr. T.W.G. (Tom) van der Meer

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Liza Mugge
Credits: Jan Willem Kaldenbach

Dr Liza Mugge

Liza Mügge is a political scientist whose expertise include political transnationalism, diversity and inequality on the basis of gender and ethnicity. She conducts research into the political representation of women and ethnic minorities.

E: L.M.Mugge@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 2173

dr. L.M. (Liza) Mügge

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation

Prof. Annette Schrauwen
Credits: Jeroen Oerlemans

Prof. Annette Schrauwen

Annette Schrauwen is professor of European Integration, whose focus is on the right to citizenship and history. Her research mainly concerns the concept of European citizenship and the rights and obligations this entails, as well as the associated developments in the administration of justice and legislation.

E: A.A.M.Schrauwen@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 2971 / 2951

prof. dr. A.A.M. (Annette) Schrauwen

Faculty of Law

European Public Law

Rens Vliegenthart
Credits: Dirk Gillissen

Prof. Rens Vliegenthart

Rens Vliegenthart is professor of Communication Science. His research focus is on the way the media report on political actors and social movements. His areas of expertise are political communication, election campaigns and the relationship between journalists and politicians.

E: R.Vliegenthart@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 6117

prof. dr. R. (Rens) Vliegenthart

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Corporate Communication

de Vreese, Claes
Credits: Bram Belloni

Prof. Claes de Vreese

Claes de Vreese is professor of Political Communication. His research focuses on the European Union, political journalism, election campaigns, the contents of news media and the effect they have on public opinion and behaviour.

E: C.H.deVreese@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 2426

prof. dr. C.H. (Claes) de Vreese

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Spanje - J - H - P - van

Dr Joost van Spanje

Joost van Spanje is an associate professor and currently conducts research in two areas. First, his research focuses on the prosecution of politicians and what citizens think of it. Secondly, Joost investigates the image of new parties in news media and their effects on news consumers. Both lines of research are limited to European countries after 1945.

E: J.H.P.vanSpanje@uva.nl
T: +31 (0)20 525 4827

dr. mr. J.H.P. (Joost) van Spanje

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Joost Berkhout

Dr Joost Berkhout

Joost Berkhout is assistant professor of Political Science and conducts research into the activities of lobbyists, activists and advocates in the Netherlands, Europe and in a comparative perspective. His recent research focuses on the relationship between the political concerns of citizens, the issues on which interest representatives are active and the priorities of the government. He also investigates the admissibility of political parties for lobbyists.

E: j.berkhout@cwi.nl

Dr D.J. (Joost) Berkhout

Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences

Programme group: Challenges to Democratic Representation