Anaëlle J. Gonzalez KU Leuven Drew P. Cingel UC Davis Laura Vandenbosch KU Leuven Reference Gonzalez, A. J., Cingel, D. P., & Vandenbosch, L. (2023). A Systematic Content Analysis of the Moral Foundations Featured in Celebrities’, Influencers’, and Athletes’ Instagram Content. Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap 2023, Enschede. Read (soon) Abstract Despite the attention that moral media content has received for many years, thus far, no research has systematically investigated the moral foundations featured in (visual) user-generated content. This is important, as exposure to moral content may influence the relative salience of different moral foundations among consumers, with implications for their

Anaëlle J. Gonzalez KU Leuven Desiree Schmuck KU Leuven Laura Vandenbosch KU Leuven Reference Gonzalez, A., Schmuck, D., & Vandenbosch, L. (2023). Posting and framing politics: a content analysis of celebrities’, athletes’, and influencers’ Instagram political content. Information, Communication & Society, Online Fir st. Read Abstract Instagram and its famous personae are nowadays an important news source for many users, which may stem from celebrities’ and influencers’ repeated engagement with political topics on their otherwise entertainment- or lifestyle-oriented accounts. Yet, to date, no study has systematically investigated the type and framing of this political content. This content analysis examined

Anaëlle J. Gonzalez KU Leuven Laura Vandenbosch KU Leuven Ann Rousseau KU Leuven Reference Gonzalez, A., Vandenbosch, L., & Rousseau, A. (2023). A Panel Study of the Relationships Between Social Media Interactions and Adolescents’ Pro-Environmental Cognitions and Behaviors. Environment and Behavior, 55(6–7), 1–34. Read Abstract Despite the circulation of climate content on social media, little longitudinal research has explored their relations with pro-environmental attitudes and behaviours. Considering that individual behaviours, in conjunction with structural change, are critical to mitigate climate change, this two-wave panel study among 657 adolescents examined how social media interactions (i.e. exposure, liking, commenting, sharing and

  Permission to grow by Anaëlle Gonzalez (20.05.2022)     I can feel my old skin Shedding and Sloughing into something Unknown and obscure Yet, ablaze and assured.   The zebra membrane marbles, Unable to resolve This ambivalent maze. Boundaries blur between Old, current and altered selves.   The ego of distant pasts  Hoards and holds tightly To the weak certainties And polished identities.   The time-worn enamel sheds and sticks to the flayed membrane, Afraid of dissolution, Of memory loss and rejection.   The new flesh exposed and unsure Is half chrysalis, half hatched; Coerced to come into  But

Dreamcatchers   The following poetic letter Dear Sisters is a poem on an experience of sisterhood which was written in 2020 for the photobook Dromenvangers (‘Dreamcatchers’) of my dear friend and talented photographer Paulina Januszewska. In her words, the book is “the fruit of cooperation of many women (and some men as well) [who] have posed for portraits, shared their thoughts, experiences, knowledge and creativity. It’s a testimony of what happens when we direct our energy to create, develop talents, support and strengthen each other. We strive for connection, not for perfection.” I was delighted to be a part of this

  Een alledaags wonder In 2022, I was very fortunate to have been invited to contribute to a  beautiful book: Een Alledaags Wonder (An Everyday Miracle). The book contains 50 stories from famous thinkers, artists, scientists, and entrepreneurs who expressed in their unique ways what it feels like to suddenly look up from our individual existence and feel connected to others and the world. It was compiled by Steven Eggermont (communication scientist and dean of the Faculty of Social Sciences at KU Leuven) and Peter Vermeersch (author and political scientist affiliated with the Faculty of Social Sciences at KU Leuven).