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Professor of Political Communication
Department of Communication
University of Vienna - Austria


Sophie Lecheler is Professor of Political Communication at the Department of Communication at the University of Vienna. She previously worked at the Amsterdam School of Communication Research (ASCoR) at the University of Amsterdam as an Associate Professor. Sophie holds a PhD from the University of Amsterdam, and master's degrees from the University of Munich (Germany) and the University of Cambridge (UK). She also previously worked as a Marie Curie Research Fellow at the Department of Government at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE). Her research interests include digitalization in political journalism, news framing effects, and emotion in politics and media. Her work has been published in a wide range of international journals, such as Communication Research, Journal of Communication, New Media & Society, Journalism Studies, Journalism & Mass Communication Quarterly, Journal of Media Psychology, International Journal of Public Opinion Research, Journalism, Communication Monographs, Communication Yearbook, and the International Journal of Press/Politics.