She holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam; her PhD project was named ‘Framing Politics’ and aimed at testing the conditions under which news framing effects occur over time. Sophie also received a master’s degree in Communication Science, Intercultural Communication and Psychology from the University of Munich (Germany) and an MPhil from the University of Cambridge (UK) in Contemporary European Studies. In 2013/2014, Sophie was a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).
At the University of Amsterdam, Sophie teaches in the Master programme “Political Communication”, which includes the study of political communication effects, public opinion, and journalism studies. She is also a teacher in the Erasmus Mundus MA program in Journalism, Media & Globalisation.
Her research interests include political framing theory, political journalism, news processing, experimental research and emotions.