Anaëlle Gonzalez

PhD student

KU Leuven

Anaëlle Gonzalez is a PhD student at the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research (KU Leuven) under supervision of Professor Laura Vandenbosch. Her PhD project focuses on Adolescents’ Media Diets, the Individualistic Discourse et Political beliefs and Participation. It is part of the bigger ERC starting grant on Malleable Mediated Ideals and adolescents’ wellbeing. This project uses a multidisciplinary approach as it combines communication science, cultural sociology and psychology.


  • Political Psychology
  • Anti-science, fake-news and conspiracy theories
  • Media psychology
  • Early political socialization
  • Social activism
  • Adolescents’ wellbeing


  • PhD in Communication Science, 2020 - present

    Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

  • MSc in Political Psychology of International Relations, 2018-2019

    University of Birmingham, UK

  • BSc in Psychology, 2015-2018

    University of Tours, France and University of Calgary, Canada