Katjana Gattermann is assistant professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) within the Program Group ‘Political Communication and Journalism’. Her research interests comprise political communication, political behaviour, public opinion, journalism, and legislative behaviour with a regional focus on the European Union. Her work addresses questions that concern the relationship between representatives and represented, and particularly the linking role of the media in that relationship, and thereby feeds into debates about the legitimacy and accountability of politics. She recently concluded a research project entitled ‘Facing Europe: The personalization of European Union politics in news coverage and its consequences for democracy’, which was funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). As part of the project, she published a book with the title ‘The personalization of politics in the European Union’ with Oxford University Press. Her publications have appeared in journals such as the European Journal of Political Research, European Union Politics, the International Journal of Press/Politics, the Journal of Common Market Studies, the Journal of European Public Policy, The Information Society, and West European Politics.
Katjana is also affiliated with the Center for Politics and Communication (CPC) and the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies (ACES, formerly ACCESS EUROPE). At ACES, she is Co-Leader of the UvA Research Priority Area ‘Politics and Publics’ and Co-Leader of Theme ‘European Politics and Society’ at the UvA Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences. She was previously postdoctoral researcher for ACCESS EUROPE; and before that postdoc at the Jean Monnet Chair of Prof Wolfgang Wessels, Political Science Department, University of Cologne, where she was member of the former internationally collaborative research project ‘Observatory of Parliaments after Lisbon’ (OPAL).
She is Associate Editor at Political Research Exchange (PRX) and member of the steering committee of the ECPR Standing Group ‘Political Communication’, which she co-founded as a Research Network with Jonas Lefevere in 2017. Katjana was also founding director of the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA), which brought together scholars from 56 research and teaching institutes from all over Europe between 2013 and 2016.