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Rens Vliegenthart


Department of Communication Science
and
Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR)

Mail address:
University of Amsterdam
Kloveniersburgwal 48
1012 CX Amsterdam
the Netherlands

Visiting address:
Oost-Indisch Huis
Kloveniersburgwal 48
Amsterdam
Room D1.11b

tel. +31-20 525 6117
mail. r.vliegenthart@uva.nl

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Welcome to my website!

About me
I am a full professor in Communication Science with a chair in Media and Organizations in the department of Communication Science and at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), University of Amsterdam (UvA). I'm programme groep director of the Corporate Communication group and a board member of ASCoR. Furthermore, I'm a co-chair of the political communication division of NeFCA, the Netherlands-Flanders Communication Association. Previously, I was an associate professor in Political Communication at the UvA.

In 2009, I have  been awarded an NWO Veni-grant on from the Dutch science foundation. The project is called ‘ The contingency of media’s impact on national parliaments: a comparative study’. A short description of the project can be found under projects.

I’m involved in sereral other research projects, among which a project on politicization of political issues (funded by the NWO conflict and security scheme) together with several political scientists and communication scientists at the UvA.

From August 2009 until January 2010 I was a visiting associate professor in the department of Political Science and Public Management, University of Southern Denmark.

Previously, I was a Ph.D.-candidate in the department of sociology at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and studied political science and social-cultural sciences at the same university. From September 2005 till March 2006 I was a Fulbright visiting researcher in the department of Sociology at the University of California, Irvine.
 
My dissertation research involved the public debate on immigration and minorities’ integration in politics and media and its impacts on anti-immigrant party support in the Netherlands. I defended my dissertation October 26, 2007. The dissertation was awarded the annual dissertation award of the Netherlands School of Communication Research.

My other research interests include media-politics relations, media coverage of social movements and businesses, election campaigns, European integration, soccer hooliganism and time series analysis. I'm teaching in those and related topics at the University of Amsterdam.

I'm a regular contributor to the blog stukroodvlees, that publishes on political and social science research and current affairs (in Dutch).

You can follow me on Twitter or connect on LinkedIn.

Please feel free to explore this website to learn more about my research and teaching activities. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me.


Book
(in Dutch)

boekcover U kletst uit uw nek
Over de rol van de media in de politiek wordt door journalisten en politici veel gezegd en geschreven. Zelden echter worden beweringen over de inhoud en invloed van de media onderbouwd met meer dan anekdotisch bewijs.
U kletst uit uw nek brengt op een begrijpelijke manier in kaart wat meer dan vijftig jaar onderzoek naar de invloed van media op politiek en publiek heeft opgeleverd. Het laat zien dat de berichtgeving over politiek vandaag de dag inderdaad te wensen overlaat en gedreven wordt door de waan van de dag. Dit is niet zonder gevolgen: voor de politicus, die zich bij alles wat hij doet moet afvragen hoe dat publicitair zal uitpakken, én voor de burger, die cynischer wordt over de ‘Haagse kaasstolp’, maar zich ook in het stemhokje door de berichtgeving laat leiden. Meer informatie.


© Rens Vliegenthart, 2010