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.
Her personal website is: https://katjanagattermann.wordpress.com/ and she tweets under @KGattermann.
Gattermann, K. (2022). The Personalization of Politics in the European Union. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Gattermann, K., Meyer, T., & Wurzer, K. (2021). Who won the election? Explaining news coverage of election results in multi-party systems. European Journal of Political Research, online first, https://ejpr.onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/1475-6765.12498
Gattermann, K. (2020). Media personalization during European elections: the 2019 election campaigns in context. Journal of Common Market Studies, 58(S1), 91-104.
Gattermann, K. & Marquart, F. (2020). Do Spitzenkandidaten really make a difference? An experiment on the effectiveness of personalized European Parliament election campaigns. European Union Politics, 21(4), 612-633.
Gattermann, K. & de Vreese, C.H. (2020). Awareness of Spitzenkandidaten in the 2019 European elections: The effects of news exposure in domestic campaign contexts. Research & Politics, 7(2), 1-8.
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.
Gattermann, K., Meyer, T.M., & Wurzer, K. (2 December 2021). The media chooses who has won (and lost) an election – and it's not just based on objective electoral performance. ECPR’s The Loop https://theloop.ecpr.eu/party-ideology-affects-how-the-media-frames-election-winners-and-losers/
Gattermann, K. & Marquart, F. (13 July 2020). What difference do Spitzenkandidaten make for European voters? LSE European Politics and Policy Blog (EUROPP blog) https://blogs.lse.ac.uk/europpblog/2020/07/13/what-difference-do-spitzenkandidaten-make-for-european-voters/
Gattermann, K. (19 June 2019). The “Spitzenkandidaten” in the media: did they make a difference this time? UACES Ideas on Europe https://communicatingeurope.ideasoneurope.eu/2019/06/19/spitzenkandidaten/
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