About Me

Please allow me to use this space for a succinct, reverse bio:


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I am a Dutch second year PhD student in the department of Politics and International Relations at the University of Nottingham, on an ESRC CASE-style studentship. I lived in the Netherlands – mostly in Breda and Amsterdam – nearly up until my 25th birthday and now, for almost a year, the city of Nottingham has been my home. Whilst I have visited Oxford, Cambridge, London and Edinburgh this year, there still remains much of the UK to explore.

My thesis concerns the modes of source selection and modes of information provision, the quality of political information, and this all in relation to voting behaviour. My supervisors are Professor Cees van der Eijk and Dr. Anja Neundorf.

From 2014 to 2016 I was a research MSc student in the Communication Science Department at the University of Amsterdam and from 2012 to 2014 I was a research MA student in Communication and Information Studies, likewise at the University of Amsterdam. Prior to my master studies, I completed a BA in the liberal arts, with a specialisation in the Humanities, with a focus on political discourse.

With this blog I intend to i) provide a central place for information about my research and ii) to share the lessons I’ve learned and experiences I’ve gained as a PhD student.

Thank you for visiting this blog, have a great day!




Disclaimer: The views on this blog are my own and are not connected to my institution. 

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