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 and journalism, political behaviour, public opinion and legislative behaviour with a regional focus on the European Union. Her work feeds into debates about the legitimacy and accountability of politics. She is currently leading a VENI research project entitled ‘Facing Europe: The personalization of European Union politics in news coverage and its consequences for democracy’, which is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO). As part of the project, she is also preparing a book manuscript, which is under contract with Oxford University Press.
Katjana is also affiliated with the Amsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE) and the Center for Politics and Communication (CPC). 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 the Convenor of the ECPR Standing Group ‘Political Communication’, which she co-founded as a Research Network with Jonas Lefevere in 2017. Furthermore, Katjana was founding director of the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA), which brought together 56 research and teaching institutes from all over Europe between 2013 and 2016. In addition, she is member of the advisory board of the LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series (LEQS), published by the LSE European Institute.
Find more information here: https://katjanagattermann.wordpress.com/.
Gattermann, K, & Vliegenthart, R. (2019). The writing is on the wall: the limited professionalization of European parliament election campaign posters. Journal of European Integration. https://doi.org/10.1080/07036337.2019.1599879 [Open Access]
Gattermann, K. (2018). Mediated personalization of executive European Union politics: Examining patterns in broadsheet coverage, 1992-2016. The International Journal of Press/Politics, 23(3), 345-366. [Open Access]
Kruikemeier, S., Gattermann, K., & Vliegenthart, R. (2018). Understanding the dynamics of politicians’ visibility in traditional and social media. The Information Society, 34(4), 215-228. [Open Access]
Gattermann, K. & de Vreese, C.H. (2017). The role of candidate evaluations in the 2014 European Parliament elections: Towards the personalization of voting behaviour? European Union Politics, 18(3), 447-468. [Open Access]
Gattermann, K., de Vreese, C.H. and van der Brug, W. (2016). Evaluations of the Spitzenkandidaten: The Role of Information and News Exposure in Citizens’ Preference Formation. Politics and Governance, 4(1), 37-54. [Open Access]
Gattermann, K. & Vasilopoulou, S. (2015). Absent yet popular? Explaining news visibility of Members of the European Parliament. European Journal of Political Research, 54 (1), 121-140.
Gattermann, K. (2013). News about the European Parliament: Patterns and external drivers of broadsheet coverage. European Union Politics, 14 (3), 436-457.
Vasilopoulou, S. & Gattermann, K. (2013). Matching policy preferences: the linkage between voters and MEPs. Journal of European Public Policy, 20 (4), 606-605.
Gattermann, K. (2017). Europa in de media: afhankelijk van nationale ontwikkelingen. De Hofvijver. 18 December 2017 https://www.montesquieu-instituut.nl/id/vkk5gxnd5is3/nieuws/europa_in_de_media_afhankelijk_van
Gattermann, K. and Vasilopoulou, S. (2015). Newspapers care more about who our MEPs are than about what they do in the European Parliament, PSA Blog. 3 March 2015 http://www.psa.ac.uk/insight-plus/blog/newspapers-care-more-about-who-our-meps-are-about-what-they-do-european-parliament
Gattermann, K. (2013). European broadsheets pay regular attention to the European Parliament between EU elections, LSE European Politics and Policy Blog (EUROPP). 30 May 2013 http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2013/05/30/european-parliament-news-coverage/