Anaëlle Gonzalez

PhD student

KU Leuven

Anaëlle Gonzalez is a PhD student at the Leuven School for Mass Communication Research (KU Leuven) under the supervision of Professor Laura Vandenbosch. Her PhD project focuses on the role that Social media and Entertainment Fiction play in Adolescents’ Political Socialization. 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 and political science, as well as psychology.


  • Political Psychology
  • Adolescents’ wellbeing
  • Media Psychology
  • Developmental Psychology
  • Political Communication


  • 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