I am a PhD-candidate at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium) and the University of Warwick. I started my PhD in October 2021 under a EUTOPIA PhD Co-tutelle Program. My main institution is the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB) and my two supervisors are Didier Caluwaerts (VUB) and Renske Doorenspleet (Warwick). Before starting my PhD, I studied the Bachelor of Science in Social Sciences (VUB) and the Master of Science in European and International Governance (VUB). I work and live in Brussels.
My research interests are rooted in my worry about polarisation in our democracies. I aim to disentangle the various sorts of polarisation and to empirically explore the causes and mechanisms that underlie polarisation dynamics. In the latter, I specifically focus on the emotions underneath affective polarisation. My research interests, therefore, include (but are not limited to):