- Position :
Associate Dean for Teaching / Head of Communication Department / Assistant Professor
- Department :
- Phone :
- +32 (0)4 89 119 663
- E-mail :
- Office hours :
- By appointment
- Nationality :
- Languages :
- English, Dutch, French
- Education :
PhD in Social Sciences – Political Science – University of Antwerp (2011)
Master in Political Science – University of Antwerp (2006)
Bachelor in Political Science – University of Antwerp (2004)
Bachelor in Applied Informatics – Karel de Grote Hogeschool Antwerp (2002)
- Teaching :
Vesalius College: starting in January 2017
- Audiences & Effects
- Global Practice of Corporate Communication & Public Relations
- Communication Effects Across Cultures
- Research area(s) :
- Political Communication
- Election Campaigns
- Communication Effects
- Political Marketing
- Research Project(s) :
- Political Party Advertisements
- Issue Ownership in a Comparative Perspective
- Selected Publications :
Lefevere, J. (forthcoming) The Impact of Election Campaigns on the Nationalization of Voting Behavior in Local Elections. A Case Study of the Antwerp Local Election Campaign. Urban Affairs Review.
Bos, L., Lefevere, J., Thijssen, R., & Sheets, P. (2016). The impact of mediated party issue strategies on electoral support. Party Politics, 1354068815626603. doi:10.1177/1354068815626603.
Lefevere, J., & Van Aelst, P. (2014). First-order, second-order or third-rate? A comparison of turnout in European, local and national elections in the Netherlands. Electoral Studies, 35, 159–170. doi:10.1016/j.electstud.2014.06.005
Walgrave, S., Lefevere, J., & Tresch, A. (2012). The Associative Dimension of Issue Ownership. Public Opinion Quarterly, 76(4), 771–782. doi:10.1093/poq/nfs023
Lefevere, J., Deswert, K., & Walgrave, S. (2012). Effects of popular exemplars in television news. Communication Research 39(1).
Walgrave, S., Lefevere, J., & Nuytemans, M. (2009). Issue Ownership dynamics. How Political Parties Claim and Maintain Issues Through Media Appearances. Political Communication, 26(2), 153-172.
- Honours & Awards :
Winner of UvA Teaching Award (2015), for ‘Introduction to Political Communication, working group’.
Winner of best published article in Res Publica (2010), with Régis Dandoy.
Nominated (second place) for best published article in Political Communication (2009), by the Political Communication section of the American Political Science Association (APSA) / International Communication Association (ICA), with Stefaan Walgrave and Michiel Nuytemans.
Nominated for best presented paper in the field of Political Communication (2008), at the annual conference of the International Communication Association (ICA), with Stefaan Walgrave and Michiel Nuytemans.