Lisa Janssen

BiographyCredits: Eduard Delputte

Lisa Janssen is a PhD candidate at the Department of Political Science at Ghent University. She holds a Research Master's degree in Political Science from the University of Amsterdam, with a specialization in quantitative research methods. Her main research interests are democratic legitimacy, political polarization, and political trust, with a specific focus on the political behavior and attitudes of citizens. Within her PhD, she aims to study the extent to which polarization influences the perceived legitimacy of democracies across citizens.

Research focus

  • Democratic legitimacy
  • Political polarization
  • Political trust


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

Phone: + 32 9 264 91 80


Twitter: @lisajnssn