Elise Storme

BiographyCredits: Eduard Delputte

Elise Storme is a teaching assistant and PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science. She holds an MA in Linguistics and Literature (2017) and MSc in Public Administration and Management (2020), both obtained at Ghent University. Her main research interests include political representation, strategic political communication, gender, and (social) media. More specifically, she studies whether and how politicians communicate differently on social media based on their gender and the effect these potential differences have on the electorate. As a TA, Elise is involved in several courses of the bachelor and master program in ‘Public Administration and Management’ and ‘Political Science.’

Research focus

  • Political representation
  • Strategic (online) communication
  • Voting behaviour

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  • Society and politics: practice
  • Seminar on state government
  • Democracy and participation


Address: Campus UFO - Sint-Pietersnieuwstraat 41, 9000 Ghent

Phone: + 32 9 264 91 80

Email: elistorm.Storme@UGent.be

Twitter: @EliseStorme