A specialist in digital communication joins the Leuven School of Mass Communication Research. Welcome Dr. Desirée Schmuck

29 sep 2020
Desirée Schmuck


“My current research is concerned with the effects of digital communication and digital media use on adolescents’ and adults’ well-being. I focus among other topics on political communication, media stereotypes and online hate speech as well as the consequences of digital media use for individuals’ physiological, mental, and social well-being.” 

I applied for the position as tenure-track assistant professor at KU Leuven, because KU Leuven is a leading academic institution in Europe and the Leuven School of Mass Communication Research (SMCR) represents a pioneering institution for media effects research. I could not envision an environment that would be more stimulating and would provide a better match for my research interests than a position in Digital Media Effects at KU Leuven. I am delighted to have the opportunity to pursue my research and teaching in such an excellent and international environment.“

In the academic year 2020/2021, she will teach the courses “Research Design in Communication Science”, “Production and Consumption of Digital Media” as well as “Expert Simulation: Media Psychology”.


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