Claes de Vreese is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication (www.polcomm.org ). This is a meeting place for students, scholars, politicians, journalists and others interested in the relationship between the media and politics. See the polcomm.org website for news about recent activities, research, and teaching
Claes H. de Vreese is Distinguished Faculty Professor of Artificial Intelligence, Data & Democracy and Professor and Chair of Political Communication and director of the Program Group Political Communication & Journalism in The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, University of Amsterdam (UvA). He (co-)directs the UvA PlatformInformation, Communication and the Data Society (ICDS), including the Research Priority Areas Communication, Personalised Communication,and Human(e) AI. He is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication (www.polcomm.org). He is the President Elect of the International Communication Association ICA. Finally, he is Affiliated Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.
De Vreese is elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW) and former member of its Young Academy. He is the Chair of the KNAW Social Science Council (SWR) and the national SSH Council (Social Sciences, Humanities, Economics, and Law). Between 2005 and 2013 he was the Director of ASCoR and NeSCoR during which ASCoR was rated ‘Excellent’ in subsequent research assessments. He was a co-initiator of the English language master program in Political Communication. Communication science at the UvA is consistently rated as a top European and top-10 program world-wide (QS University Ranking (#1 in 2018, 2019, Shanghai #1 2019). From 2013-2016 he was Adjunct Dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences (FMG) at UvA.
His research interests include comparative journalism research, the effects of news, public opinion and European integration, effects of information and campaigning on elections, referendums and direct democracy. He currently holds an ERC grant titled ‘Europinions’(2015-2020). His research has funded by several science foundation grants, including VENI and VICI grants from the Dutch Science Foundation, as well as grants from the EU research programs. He has received awards for research from the International Communication Association, the Danish Science Foundation, and the Holberg Foundation. He is recipient of the Swanson Career Achievement Award (ICA, 2018), the NeFCA Career Award (2019), and he is an elected Fellow of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences, the International Communication Association, and the Royal Holland Society of Sciences.
He has published 150+ articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Politics, Journalism Studies, Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Scandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of Communication, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and European Journal of Political Research. He has been visiting scholar at Harvard University, Netherlands Institute of Advances Studies, University of Zurich, and SDU. He has lectured in a dozen of countries and frequently appears in (inter)national news media.
He is the Editor in Chief of Political Communication.