Dr. Matthijs Elenbaas is a guest lecturer at the College of Communication and Graduate School of Communication at the University of Amsterdam, Netherlands.
He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in communication, public opinion, election campaigns, European integration, research methods, and statistics, since 2006.
Matthijs holds a M.Sc. degree (Cum Laude) and Ph.D. degree (Cum Laude) in Communication Science from the University of Amsterdam.
As far as communication research is concerned, Matthijs's interests primarily focus on communication of factual political information. He is interested in learning more about the transmission and acquisition of such information within media environments across space and time, the short and long term influence of facts on public opinion, and about when and how political information can foster good citizenship.
Matthijs's work has been published in key international peer-reviewed scientific journals, including Journal of Communication, Communication Research, Political Communication, European Union Politics, and European Journal of Political Research.
Matthijs is the recipient of the NeSCoR (Netherlands School of Communication Research) Dissertation Award 2013.
Elenbaas, M., De Vreese, C., Schuck, A., & Boomgaarden, H. (2014). Reconciling passive and motivated learning: The saturation-conditional impact of media coverage and motivation on political information. Communication Research, 41, 481-504.
Boomgaarden, H., De Vreese, C., Schuck, A., Azrout, R., Elenbaas, M., Van Spanje, J., & Vliegenthart, R. (2013). Across time and space: Explaining variation in news coverage of the European Union. European Journal of Political Research, 52, 608-629.
Elenbaas, M., Boomgaarden, H., Schuck, A., & De Vreese, C. (2013). The impact of media coverage and motivation on performance-relevant information. Political Communication, 30, 1-16.
Elenbaas, M., De Vreese, C., Boomgaarden, H., & Schuck, A. (2012). The impact of information acquisition on EU performance judgements. European Journal of Political Research, 51, 728-755.
Boomgaarden, H., Schuck, A., Elenbaas, M., & de Vreese, C. (2011). Mapping EU attitudes: Conceptual and empirical dimensions of Euroskepticism and EU support. European Union Politics, 12, 241-266.
Schuck, A., Xezonakis, G., Elenbaas, M., Banducci, S., & De Vreese, C. (2011). Party contestation and Europe on the news agenda: The 2009 European parliamentary election. Electoral Studies, 30, 41-52.
De Vreese, C., & Elenbaas, M. (2010). Spin and political publicity: Effects on news coverage and public opinion. In K. Brants & K. Voltmer (Eds.), Political communication in postmodern democracy: Challenging the primacy of politics (pp. 75-91). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan.
Elenbaas, M., & De Vreese, C. (2008). The effects of strategic news coverage on political cynicism and vote choice among young voters. Journal of Communication, 58, 550-567.
De Vreese, C., & Elenbaas, M. (2008). Media in the game of politics: Effects of strategic metacoverage on political cynicism. International Journal of Press/Politics, 13, 285-309.
De Vreese, C., & Elenbaas, M. (2006). De cynismespiraal heroverwogen: Enkele nuances in het debat over schadelijke media-effecten. In P. Dekker (Ed.), Politiek cynisme (pp. 83-98). Driebergen: Synthesis.