Melenhorst MSc, L.D.
- Media effects
- Agenda setting
- Political communication
Lotte Melenhorst is PhD Candidate at the Institute of Political Science of Leiden University and member of M²P, the research group on 'Media, movements & politics' (Stefaan Walgrave) at Antwerp University, Belgium. Her research about the media’s role in legislative processes is part of the NWO Vidi-project Beyond Agenda Setting: Towards a better understanding of the power relationship between politicians and journalists by dr. Peter van Aelst.
Professional activities and awards
Lotte is Secretary of the Editorial Board of Res Publica, the Dutch-Flemish Journal for Political Science and Public Administration. Currently she also is a member of the Advisory Board of the Department of Political Science, Radboud University Nijmegen. She also is Secretary of the Daniël Heinsius Thesis Prize, jointly awarded by the Dutch and Flemish Political Science Associations. In the first half of 2015, she combined her research with a position as junior policy officer at NWO, the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research, where her primary responsibility was the Veni grant. In June 2015 Lotte received the Top Student Paper Award of the Political Communication Panel at the 65th Annual International Communication Association Conference.