Political Psychologist – Communication Scientist

I am a PhD researcher at the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research (University of Leuven, Belgium) under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Laura Vandenbosch. My PhD project Politics Undercover: Understanding the Role of Social Media and Entertainment Fiction in the Development of the Political Self in Adolescence uses a multidisciplinary approach to the study of political development as it combines communication, political and psychological sciences. My PhD is part of the ERC-funded MIMIc project: “Malleability in mediated ideals: A paradigm to understand effects of contemporary media in adolescents’ well-being”. Alongside my academic pursuits, I serve as a well-being ambassador in the Faculty of Social Sciences, actively exploring ways to promote well-being at work and foster integration. In my personal time, I also enjoy writing poetry and reflections on diverse topics.

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Journal article

Environmental communication


A poem on sisterhood


Media and well-being


On the nature of change

Blog post

Master’s theis on ISPP blog

Master's thesis

Book chapter

Inward and outward expansions

Podcast episode

Mental health for young scholars

In construction

In construction

In construction

In construction