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Who is who?

The following people are part of the staff of this department.

Professors

Full time professor

Leo Van Audenhove

Full time professor

Jo Pierson

Full time professor

Pieter Ballon

Full time professor

Joke Bauwens

Full time professor

Jan Loisen

Full time professor

Benjamin De Cleen

Full time professor

Ike Picone

Full time professor

Wendy Van den Broeck

Guest professor

Sander De Ridder

Guest professor

Ilse Mariën

Guest professor

Iris Jennes

Guest professor

Trisha Meyer

Guest professor

Sami Maeroum

Guest professor

Olga Van Oost

Academic staff

PhD Students

Researchers

Almenara Niebla Silvia

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lennart Soberon

Postdoctoral Researcher

Heritiana Renaud Ranaivoson

Postdoctoral Researcher

Anne-Sofie Vanhaeght

Postdoctoral Researcher

Nanouk Verhulst

Postdoctoral Researcher

Lisa Ahenkona

Researcher

Gutierrez Torres Irene

Researcher

Olivier Braet

Researcher

Boonen Michelle

Researcher

Marlen Komorowski

Researcher

Willemien Laenens

Researcher

Tom Seymoens

Researcher

Laura Temmerman

Researcher

Wim Vanobberberghen

Researcher

Carina Veeckman

Researcher

Anouk Verhellen

Researcher

Chantal Wauters

Researcher

Research & Research Centers

The Communication Studies Department is part of the Faculty of Social Sciences & Solvay Business School (ES).

The research activities of the department coincide in practice with the work of the three research groups: DESIRE, ECHO and SMIT

The members of the Communication Studies Department at Vrije Universiteit Brussel closely collaborate with the following research centers.

 

https://www.researchcenterdesire.eu/

Researchers:

  • De Cleen Benjamin (International Chair & VUB Group Chair)

Echo is devoted to the study of meaning across media, culture and politics, and their intersections. The group is home to an international group of scholars working on how meaning circulates, fluctuates, and resonates in society. Echo's aim is to produce a critical and nuanced understanding of how the reproduction and contestation of meaning contributes to social, cultural and political change and continuity.

Researchers:

  •  Benjamin De Cleen (co-director)
  •  Kevin Smets (co-director)

https://smit.vub.ac.be/

Researchers:

  • Ballon Pieter (Director)

Specialisations - introduction videos

The Master of Communication Sciences offers six specialisations, four in Dutch and two in English. In the videos below, the responsible teachers explain their direction.  Charging the videos may take a few seconds.

1. Media, Strategische Communicatie & Marketing

video in Dutch

2. Media & Cultuur

video in Dutch

3. Media, Journalistiek & Politiek

video in Dutch

4. Media, Internet & Globalisering

video in Dutch

5. New Media and Society in Europe

video in Dutch

6. Journalism and Media in Europe

video in Dutch (JPD/JME), JME starts at 02.22

Publications

We have a record of numerous books and book chapters published by the key academic publishers, and hundreds of articles in major political science journals.

View our online publications.

Online publications

Start a PhD

Read below what you have to do before starting a PhD.

What to prepare?

Before contacting a possible supervisor, please prepare a research proposal (max. 10 pages), including these elements:

  • State of the art
  • Objectives of the research
  • Methodology
  • Work plan
  • Bibliographical references that are relevant for your research proposal
  • List of your publications (if appropriate)

Additionally, you should also provide your Bachelor's and Master's transcripts of records.

For further information about doing a PhD at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, please see the following page.

Secretary of the Department: Communication Studies

Located at Pleinlaan 9 (4th floor), room PL9.4G51

At 5 minutes walking distance from the Etterbeek train station, and 10 minutes from the metro stations Petillon or Delta.

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