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Dr S.E. (Sjifra) de Leeuw

Postdoctoral Researcher
Faculty of Social and Behavioural Sciences
CW : Political Communication & Journalism

Visiting address
  • Nieuwe Achtergracht 166
Postal address
  • Postbus 15791
    1001 NG Amsterdam
  • About

    Dr. Sjifra de Leeuw is a postdoctoral researcher in Political Communication and Journalism at the University of Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) and research affiliate at the Center for Social Media and Politics (CSMaP) at New York University (NYU). Her current research involves the societal effects of online news consumption – the consumption of dissimilar political views in particular.

    Sjifra completed her Ph.D. (2017-2020, Cum Laude / Highest Distinction) entitled The Authoritarian Virus: Between Infection and Immunity. An Empirical Investigation of Authoritarian Framing Effects at the same research group. She holds a Master's degree in Comparative Politics (Summa Cum Laude, 2017), Sociology (Magna Cum Laude, 2017) at the University of Leuven, Belgium, where she has also pursued a Masters in Statistics (provisional Magna Cum Laude). Her master's theses received "best master thesis prizes" awarded by the KU Leuven Faculty of Social Sciences (1st place), the Belgian Society for Sociological Research (3rd place), and Sociology Magazine (2nd place). 

  • Publications

    2021

    • Wojcieszak, M. E., de Leeuw, S. E., Menchen-Trevino, E., Lee, S., Huang-Isherwood, K., & Weeks, B. (2021). No Polarization from Partisan News: Over-time Evidence from Trace Data. International Journal of Press/Politics.
    • de Leeuw, S. E., Rekker, R., Azrout, R., & van Spanje, J. H. P. (2021). Are would-be authoritarians right? Democratic support and citizens’ left-right self-placement in former left- and right- authoritarian countries. Democratization, 28(2), 414-433. https://doi.org/10.1080/13510347.2020.1827230 [details]

    2020

    2018

    • Erzeel, S., de Leeuw, S., Marien, S., & Rihoux, B. (2018). Gender-based voting. In K. Deschouwer (Ed.), Mind the Gap: Political Participation and Representation in Belgium (pp. 227-250). London: Rowman & Littlefield International/ECPR Press. [details]
    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2018). Same difference: gegenderde politieke socialisatieprocessen in adolescentie: Een Multi Group Structural Equations-analyse van primaire politieke socialisatieprocessen in adolescentie. Sociologos, 39(4), 405-427. [details]

    2017

    • de Leeuw, S. (2017). Het geslacht van de kandidaat als heuristisch stemmotief: Een onderzoek naar het effect van politieke sofisticatie en electorale context op gender-based stemgedrag. Res Publica, 59(2), 141-169. [details]

    2016

    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2016). De virtuele publieke sfeer en de mogelijkheid tot consensus. Filosofie, 26(4), 48-50.

    2015

    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2015). De Syriëstrijder als tragische held: over hybris, vrijheid en pluraliteit. Liberaal Reveil, 56(2), 71-74.
    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2015). Het facebook account van Ares en Aphrodite: over Habermas, Rawls en de redelijke dialoog op het internet. Filosofie, 25(5), 41-44.

    2018

    • de Leeuw, S. (2018). Het mannenbastion dat politiek heet. Sociologie Magazine, 26(1), 26-27. [details]

    2019

    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2019). Hostile territory: Explaining stigmatization of US president Donald Trump in news media 12 western countries. Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Nijmegen, .
    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2019). Hostile territory: Explaining stigmatization of US president Donald Trump in news media in 12 western countries. Paper presented at Midwest Political Science Association Conference, Chicago, United States.
    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2019). Hostile territory: Mapping and explaining stigmatization in news media in twelve western countries. Paper presented at International Communication Association (ICA), Washington, United States.

    2018

    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2018). The democratic blind spot: Why some parties acquire an antidemocratic reputation, while others do not. Paper presented at ECPR Summerschool on Political Parties, Nottingham, United Kingdom.
    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2018). The wolf in sheep’s clothing: How the authoritarian past moderates the use of antidemocratic framing against far-right and far-left parties in news media. Paper presented at 7th European Communication Conference (ECREA), Lugano, Switzerland.
    • de Leeuw, S., Azrout, R., Rekker, R., & van Spanje, J. (2018). A matter of nostalgia: How authoritarian traditions shape the distribution of democratic support on the left-right dimension. Paper presented at European Political Science Association Conference, Vienna, Austria. [details]
    • de Leeuw, S., Rekker, R., Azrout, R., & van Spanje, J. (2018). A matter of nostalgia: How authoritarian traditions shape the distribution of democratic support on the left-right dimension. Paper presented at ECPR Joint Sessions, Nicosia, Cyprus. [details]
    • de Leeuw, S., Rekker, R., Azrout, R., & van Spanje, J. (2018). Today’s problems, yesterday’s solutions: The influence of authoritarian legacies on the alignment between left-right orientation and anti-democratic sentiments . Paper presented at Etmaal van de Communicatiewetenschap, Ghent, Belgium.

    2017

    • Hooghe, M., & de Leeuw, S. E. (2017). Ideological Congruence in Federal and Regional Elections: The Belgian Case. Paper presented at Voting in the Regional Elections Conference, Eupen, Belgium.
    • de Leeuw, S. E., & Claes, E. (2017). High expectations, less efficacious: explaining why girls are less politically efficacious than boys: A random-effects analysis of the influence of parental, secondary and tertiary socialization processes on gender disparities in internal political efficacy among adolescents. Paper presented at Politicologenetmaal , Leiden, Netherlands.

    2016

    • Goubin, S., Hooghe, M., & de Leeuw, S. E. (2016). Unequal Societies. The effect of economic inequality on political trust. Paper presented at Politicologenetmaal, Brussels, Belgium.
    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2016). The effect of low-information voters and elections on gender-based voting behavior: An analysis of the 2014 Belgian federal and European elections. Paper presented at Belgium: The State of The Federation, Ghent , Belgium.

    2021

    • de Leeuw, S. E. (2021). The authoritarian virus: Between infection and immunity: An empirical investigation of authoritarian framing effects in 42 democracies. [details]

    2016

    • Goubin, S., Hooghe, M., & de Leeuw, S. E. (2016). Inequality and Political trust in Europe. An Exploratory Analysis. Leuven: Centre for Citizenship and Democracy.
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