Linda Bos is an Associate Professor in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communications Research (ASCoR). Linda is a full member of the Center for Politics and Communication and an affiliate to the Amsterdam Center for European Studies.
She teaches and has taught courses in the Bachelor and (Research) Master on Political Communication. She is responsible for the teaching planning of the program group Political Communication at the Department of Communication Science, a Daily Board member of the Works Council (OR) of the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Amsterdam, chair of the Exam Committee of the Erasmus Mundus Master in Journalism, Media and Globalisation, and vice-chair of the Standing Group Political Communication of the European Consortium for Political Research.
Linda is an expert in the broad field of populist political communication, studying the role of communication in the success of populist parties. Her broader research interests include electoral behaviour, election campaigns, media use, media effects, and political communication in general. She published 25+ articles in ISI-ranked journals such as Political Communication, Party Politics, European Journal of Political Research, and Political Psychology.
From 2014 to 2018 Linda was a Management Committee Member of the COST action on Populist Political Communication in Europe.
Linda was awarded with the NESCoR dissertation award 2012 for her dissertation on “Public Images of Right-Wing Populist Leaders: the Role of the Mass Media”, defended at the University of Amsterdam in May 2012.
Linda, together with Kees Brants, was awarded with the European Journal of Communication Top Article Award of 2014 for their article on Populist rhetoric in politics and media: A longitudinal study of the Netherlands.