Claes H. de Vreese is Professor and Chair of Political Communication in The Amsterdam School of Communication Research ASCoR, University of Amsterdam (UvA). He is the founding Director of the Center for Politics and Communication and President Elect of the International Communication Association ICA.
His research interests include news and public opinion, AI and democracy, comparative journalism research, European integration, and effects of information and campaigning on elections, referendums and direct democracy. He currently holds an ERC grant titled ‘EUROPINIONS’ (2015-2020). His research has funded by several science foundation grants, including VENI and VICI grants from the Dutch Science Foundation (NWO), as well as grants from the EU research programs. He has received awards for research from the International Communication Association, the Danish Science Foundation, and the Norwegian Holberg Foundation. He was a member of the Young Academy and is now elected member of the Royal Dutch Academy of Sciences KNAW, the Royal Holland Society of Sciences, and a Fellow of the ICA. He is recipient of the Swanson Career Achievement Award (ICA, 2018) and the NeFCA Career Award (2019).
He has published 150+ articles in international peer-reviewed journals, including Communication Research, Journal of Politics, Journalism Studies, Political Communication, Journal of Communication, Public Opinion Quarterly, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Scandinavian Political Studies, European Journal of Communication, West European Politics, European Union Politics, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Mass Communication & Society, and European Journal of Political Research. He has lectured in a dozen of countries and frequently appears in (inter)national news media.