Background and activities

My PhD is connected to the UNREP project (UNelected REPresentatives: The Impact on Liberal Democracy in Europe) in which the aim is to investigate the impact of representative claims on citizens’ opinion about liberal democracy.  My main interest concerns the psychological roots of the UNREP phenomena - specifically the role of emotions and personality in representative claims and how this affects citizens’ opinions about such claims. I have an MSc in communication science from the University of Amsterdam, in which I had a research internship at The Behavioral Foundations Lab - Temple University.


Main research interests: (online) political communication; political psychology.