Joke D'Heer

Researcher at the research group Center for Journalism Studies of the department of Communication Sciences of Ghent University.

Joke D'Heer 

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Media representation
Political news
Feminist research
Quantitative content analysis
Reconstruction interviews


Joke D'Heer received her degree in Communication Studies from the University of Ghent, majoring in Journalism. Her master's thesis dealt with the representation of female political candidates in the Flemish press. In October 2018, she started as a doctoral student at Ghent University under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Sarah Van Leuven and Dr. Sara De Vuyst. Her project (BOF) focuses on the representation of female politicians in the Flemish media and looks at what role the journalist plays in this. She uses an intersectional perspective.