Jonas Lefevere is a Professor in Communications at the Brussels School of Governance. He previously worked at the University of Amsterdam University of Leuven, and University of Antwerp where he obtained his PhD in political science.
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 NOTLIKEUS, where he investigates the role of social media in perpetuating perceptions of differentness between groups in society, and how this affects polarisation political behavior. He is also part of the EDMO BeLux project, and in this role he contributes to the study of the impact of disinformation in Belgium and the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg. 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.
Making their mark? How protest sparks, surfs and sustains media issue attention
POINcaré series: A Question of Truth / Een vraag naar waarheid [in Dutch]
Is there clarity in ambiguity? A literature review of party’s positional ambiguity
Who is susceptible to (political) disinformation? Evidence from Flanders, Belgium – Executive summary of D3.2.1
Can the use of Minipublics Backfire? Examining How Policy Adoption Shapes the Effect of Minipublics on Political Support Among the General Public
De Belgen verheffen hun stem. Een analyse van het stemgedrag op 26 mei 2019
Verschuivingen voor of tijdens de campagne? Verschuivingen in partijkeuze tijdens de Belgische verkiezingen van 2019
Lokale variaties in partijreputaties ? De nationalisering van issue ownership in de lokale verkiezingen van 2018
Gendergerelateerd stemgedrag : Het belang van individuele kenmerken en beleidsvoorkeuren van kiezers
Negatively Affecting Voters’ Issue Considerations. An Experimental Study of Parties’ Attack Communication
Book Review: No Substitute for Competence. On the origins and consequences of issue ownership.
Position, Competence, and Commitment : Three Dimensions of Issue Voting
Digital democracies in peril: a post-structuralist lens on disinformation and individual agency online
NOTLIKEUS - They are not like us. The perception of differentness, polarization amongst citizens and dissatisfaction with representatives
FWO/FNRS Excellence of Science
Students’ of Higher Education critical digital Literacy - Development against Disinformation (SHIELD vs DISINFO)
Co-funded by the EU
EDMO BELUX - European Digital Media Observatory for Belgium and Luxembourg
Co-funded by the EU