Sjifra de Leeuw is a PhD candidate in Political Communication and Journalism at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam. In her PhD project, she will focus on the electoral and societal ramifications of political trials against Anti-Immigrant Parties in Europe. The project mainly relies on longitudinal and cross-sectional data analysis techniques, using (panel)survey and electoral data. This PhD project is embedded in the NWO Vidi Project “Defending or Damaging Democracy” directed by Dr. Joost van Spanje.
Sjifra holds a Master degree in Comparative Politics (Summa Cum Laude, 2017) at the University of Leuven (Belgium), where she is also pursuing a Master in Sociology and an Advanced Master in Statistics (both scheduled in 2018).