Lecturer in Politics and Media

University of Leeds

I specialise in the empirical and normative study of political communication on both the individual and societal level. This includes studies of the democratic quality of how journalists and citizens communicate about political ideas, events, and people in different settings, from election campaigns to political participation events, and from social protest events to everyday life.

I am active in the open science movement and a member of the BITSS Catalyst programme of the Berkeley Initiative for Transparency in the Social Sciences (BITSS) to promote research transparency, reproducibility, and openness, as well as a moderator at SocArXiv, the Open Preprint Archive of the Social Sciences. I also co-organized the 2019 MZES Open Social Science Conference at the University of Mannheim, including a practical open science workshop co-organized with BITSS, and currently serve as Chair of the open science Conference Theme “Open Communication” for the 70th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), to be held from 21st to 25th May 2020 at the Gold Coast, Australia.

I have given practical open science workshops for social scientists at the Mannheim Centre for European Social Research (MZES, 2016) and previous ICA annual conferences (2017, 2019) (see I am also a co-founder of the UK Reproduciblity Network branch at the University of Leeds (UKRN@Leeds) and co-organizer of the Leeds ReproducibiliTea journal club series, which aims to raise awareness and educate about open science and reproducibility issues.