Bio & CV

For a full CV in PDF: [CV de Vreese December 2017]

Claes H. de Vreese is Professor and Chair of Political Communication and director of the Program Group Political Communication & Journalism in The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR at the Department of Communication Science, University of Amsterdam. He directs the U Amsterdam Research Priority Area Communication and Personalised Communication. He is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication. Finally, he is Affiliated Professor of Political Science and Journalism at the University of Southern Denmark.

De Vreese is the Chair of the Social Science Council (SWR) of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences (KNAW). Between 2005 and 2013 he was the Director of ASCoR and NeSCoR. ASCoR is one of the largest social sciences research institutes in communication science in the world and was rated ‘Excellent’ in subsequent national research assessments. He was one of the initiators of the English language master program in Political Communication. Communication science at the UvA is consistently rated as a top European and a top-10 program world-wide (#2 2017: QS University Ranking). From 2011 to 2017 he was Adjunct Dean of the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences FMG.

His research interests include comparative journalism research, the effects of news, public opinion and European integration, effects of information and campaigning on elections, referendums and direct democracy. He currently holds an ERC grant titled ‘EUROPINIONS (2015-2020). His research has funded by several science foundation grants, including VENI and VICI grants from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), as well as grants from the EU research programs. He has received awards for research from the International Communication Association, the Danish Science Foundation, and the Norwegian Holberg Foundation. He was a member of the Young Academy and is now elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences KNAW, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences, and a Fellow of the ICA.

He has published 150+ articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Politics, Journalism Studies, Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Scandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of Communication, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and European Journal of Political Research. He has lectured in a dozen of countries and frequently appears in (inter)national news media.

He is the Editor in Chief of Political Communication (2014- ) and served as Editor and Editor-in-Chief of the International Journal of Public Opinion Research IJPOR. He serves on the Editorial Board of several ISI ranked journals and reviews manuscripts for 40+ journals in journalism, communication science, political science, and European studies.