Ana Belén Fernández García
PhD in Political Science from the University of Granada (Spain) and currently researcher in project HATE 'Streams of Hate and Untruth', coordinated by Dr. Susana Salgado at the Institute of Social Sciences, University of Lisbon. Belén obtained a 5-yr Degree in Political Science and Public Administration with a National Award for Excellence in Academic Performance, and a Master degree in Problemas Sociales. Dirección y Gestión de Programas Sociales at the University of Granada. During her PhD, she was also a pre-doctoral visiting student at the University of Düsseldorf (Germany) and at the University of Amsterdam (The Netherlands).
Her PhD dissertation addressed the ideological features and electoral opportunities of populist parties in Western Europe using a comparative approach. The dissertation was supervised by Dr. Óscar García Luengo (University of Granada) and the results were published in the Journal of Contemporary European Studies, Communication & Society and Revista Española de Ciencia Política.
Her research interests include populism, political communication, political parties, social networks and politics.
Keywords: Populism, political parties, political communication, comparative politics, social networks