Robin Tschötschel is a PhD candidate in Political Communication at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. In the project “Actors and Frames in Climate Change Communication”, he studies news coverage and political messages about climate change, with a focus on the role of conflict in the public debate and how it affects civic engagement with the issue.
In his work, Robin uses a variety of methods, ranging from social network analysis, over computational social-science driven text analysis, to experiments. Ultimately, the project aims to develop a deeper understanding of why some countries and segments of the public act more decisively on the issue than others. The project is funded independently by ASCoR, and supervised by Andreas Schuck, Anke Wonneberger, and Claes de Vreese.
Robin holds a master’s degree in Social Science Research from the University of Amsterdam, and Bachelor’s degree in Economics from the University of Vienna. Next to his research project at CPC/ASCoR, he teaches at the Politics, Psychology, Law, and Economics College, University of Amsterdam.