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Benjamin De Cleen Benjamin De Cleen

Benjamin De Cleen

ECHO Co-Director,
Academic staff


Benjamin De Cleen is associate professor at the VUB Communication Studies Department where he is the coordinator of the English-language master on Journalism and Media in Europe. His research has mainly been focused on far right rhetoric, and on the discursive conceptualization of populism, nationalism and conservatism. Benjamin is co-director of the ECHO research group and the international chair of DESIRE, the Centre for Democracy, Signification and Resistance, an international joint research group that brings together researchers from the VUB, University of Ljubljana, University of Essex, Charles University in Prague, and Aristotle University of Thessaloniki