Christel W. van Eck is an Assistant Professor at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research. Her main research interests include climate change communication, science communication, and polarization. Supported by an NWO Veni grant, Christel currently focuses on the boundaries of climate activism by scientists.
She also investigates the role of online media in climate change polarization processes, building upon her PhD Research at Wageningen University (NWO Research Talent grant). Further, Christel analyzes communication, polarization, and deliberation practices in the Dutch Energietransitie.
Next to her research activities, Christel is passionate about communicating her research beyond academia. She regularly gives workshops and presentations in which she tries to bridge the science and practice of climate change communication. She serves as an Advisory Board Member for the KlimaatHelpdesk.