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Last Name
The Netherlands
University of Amsterdam
European Union, political communication, personalization of politics, journalism, European Parliament, elections
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About Me

Katjana Gattermann is Assistant Professor of Political Communication and Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam.

Her research interests comprise political communication, political behaviour, public opinion and legislative behaviour in the European Union. Her work feeds into debates about the legitimacy and accountability of politics within and across the EU. She has recently been awarded an individual research grant by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for my her project ‘Facing Europe: The personalization of European Union politics in news coverage and its consequences for democracy‘.

She is also affiliated with theAmsterdam Centre for Contemporary European Studies (ACCESS EUROPE) and the Center for Politics and Communication (CPC).

She is founding director of the Erasmus Academic Network on Parliamentary Democracy in Europe (PADEMIA), which brings together 56 research and teaching institutes from all over Europe; and co-editor of the LSE ‘Europe in Question’ Discussion Paper Series (LEQS), published by the European Institute at the London School of Economics and Political Science.

Recent Publications

Van der Brug, W., Gattermann, K., and de Vreese, C.H. (2016). How Different Were the European Elections of 2014?, Special Issue, Politics and Governance, 4(1) [Open Access]

Gattermann, K., de Vreese, C.H. and van der Brug, W. (2016). Evaluations of the Spitzenkandidaten: The Role of Information and News Exposure in Citizens’ Preference Formation, Politics and Governance, 4(1): 37-54 [Open Access]

Gattermann, K. and Vasilopoulou, S. (2015). Absent yet popular? Explaining news visibility of Members of the European Parliament,European Journal of Political Research 54(1): 121-140 [2014 ISI IMPACT FACTOR: 2.508]

Gattermann, K. (2013). News about the European Parliament: Patterns and External Drivers of Broadsheet Coverage, European Union Politics 14(3): 436-457 [2014 ISI IMPACT FACTOR: 1.439]

Vasilopoulou, S. and Gattermann, K. (2013). Matching Policy Preferences: The Linkage between Voters and MEPs, Journal of European Public Policy20(4): 606-625 [2014 ISI IMPACT FACTOR: 1.817]

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European Union, Germany, Netherlands, UK

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