Jonas Lefevere

Assistant Professor

Jonas Lefevere is an Assistant Professor in Communications at the Brussels School of Governance. He is also a guest professor at the University of Leuven, and previously worked at the University of Amsterdam and University of Antwerp. He obtained his PhD in political science at the University of Antwerp.

His research tackles various topics in political communication, including communication effects on electoral behavior and the strategic behavior of political elites. He is currently  a principal investigator on the Excellence of Science project RepResent (Representation & Democratic Resentment), where he investigates the role of issue preferences in democratic representation. Since 2018, he is vice-convenor of the ECPR Standing Group on Political Communication, which brings together over 200 scholars working in the field of political communication. At the Brussels School of Governance, he teaches advanced methods courses as well as the BA Thesis in the Global Communication programme.

List of publications (on VUB publications platform)

Featured publications

Political Sophistication and Populist Party Support

Published on 12.11.2020
Journal Articles

Campaigning Online and Offline: Different Ballgames?

Published on 21.09.2020
Journal Articles


EDMO BELUX - European Digital Media Observatory for Belgium and Luxembourg

Period October 2021 - March 2024
Funded By

European Commission

DSV: De Staat van Vlaanderen

Period February 2021 - May 2021
Funded By

De Standaard


Feeding Radicalism through Disinformation?

Period July 2020 - April 2021
Funded By


De Staat van Vlaanderen

Period March 2020 - May 2020