Andreas Schuck

Andreas SchuckAndreas Schuck is Associate Professor for Political Communication at the Department of Communication Science at the University of Amsterdam. He is affiliated with the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR), The Netherlands – Flanders Communication Association (NEFCA) and the Center for Politics and Communication (CPC).

He holds a B.A. degree in Communication Science from the University of Erfurt (Germany), a M.A. degree (cum laude) in European Communication Studies from the International School of Humanities and Social Sciences (ISHSS) and a Ph.D. degree in Political Communication from the University of Amsterdam. His Ph.D. dissertation was awarded the NESCoR dissertation award for the best PhD dissertation defended in Communication Science in the Netherlands in 2009.

His research focuses on media effects on political opinions, attitudes and behavior. More in particular, current projects focus on media effects in election campaigns, political participation and mobilization, public support for EU integration, and the role of emotions in political communication.

In 2011 he was awarded a personal VENI grant (€ 259,000) by the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO). The project is entitled “Dealing with feelings: The (de-)mobilizing role of emotions in political communiction” and investigates which emotions are sparked by political news coverage and how these engage or disengage citizens in politics (2012-2015).

He has been visiting scholar at the University of Technology Sydney (Australia) and The School of Media and Public Affairs at the George Washington University in Washington (USA) and has taught courses as visiting lecturer at the University of Berne (Switzerland). In Amsterdam, he co-supervised two PhD dissertations to completion (Moniza Waheed and Matthijs Elenbaas [cum laude]) and is currently co-supervising two PhD dissertations (Alina Feinholdt and Sjoerd Stolwijk).

Furthermore, he is teaching courses on media effects and public opinion in the ‘Political Communication’ MA-program at the Graduate School of Communication at the University of Amsterdam and is Academic Advisor for the Amsterdam track specialization ‘Media and Politics’ in the international MA program in ‘Journalism, Media and Globalisation’ (EU-funded) in cooperation with the Danish School of Journalism Arhus (Denmark), City University London (UK), University of Hamburg (Germany), and University of Swansea (Wales) (for more information see:

His work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Journal of Communication, Political Communication, Communication Research, European Union Politics, British Journal of Political Science, European Journal of Political Research, West European Politics, Journal of European Public Policy, European Journal of Communication, International Journal of Press/Politics, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journal of Elections, Public Opinion and Parties, Electoral Studies, Journal of Political Marketing, Discourse & Society, or Journal of Intercultural Communication.

His research has received several national and international awards, such as the Worcester Prize for the best article published in the International Journal of Public Opinion Research (2008), as well as Top Paper Awards of the International Communication Association ICA (2008, 2010) and of the Netherlands School of Communications Research NESCoR (2007), or the Baschwitz Young Researcher and Faculty Article of the Year Award (2006, 2008, and 2009).

Research interests: media effects, public opinion dynamics, campaign effects, news framing, EU support, emotions, quality of debate, climate change coverage.